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I appeared in Google onsite on Jan 8. Today I got an unscheduled call from recruiter and he was saying that I did a great job at interviews and next step is hiring committee. I asked him about my chances and he said I’m not an engineer but chances are definitely way better than 50/50. Then he asked about any pending offers and said I’m asking this because we don’t want to lose a good candidate.

As far as my onsite is concerned, questions were easy-medium with a lot of follow-ups but I was expecting much harder questions. I was able to give optimal solutions for all them without any hints. According to personal assessment, I could have done better in testing part.

No questions were from Leetcode. But definitely Leetcode helped a lot.

TC: 125K base + (100K of worthless stocks)

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  • Facebook / EngNIju11
    Good job. Were you asked any system design question ?
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    • USDA / EngGMletsdoit
      +1
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    • New OJFo88
      OP
      Not at all. 5 Coding interviews only
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    • There's a like button dummy.
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    • Facebook / EngNIju11
      I see. Which level were you interviewing for? L3 or L4 ?
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    • New OJFo88
      OP
      According to recruiter, for your experience (4 years with Master), we do 5 coding interviews and levelling will be determined by HC. But he said according to his experience, you could be hired as L4 with this profile.
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  • Nice work OP. Ya did good.
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  • USDA / EngGMletsdoit
    Did you code all the questions ?
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    • New OJFo88
      OP
      Yup all of them. A lot of Trie and Array questions
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    • USDA / EngGMletsdoit
      Cool. Good job. Wish you get offer from them.
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    • New OJFo88
      OP
      Yeah he said, HC will review your packet on next thursday and I’ll call you on thursday afternoon.
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    • USDA / EngGMletsdoit
      I need some suggestions. I have pinged you. Can you please check chat box ?
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  • Intel move_on
    Great OP - I think you will be fine and pass HC
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    • New OJFo88
      OP
      Fingers Crossed
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    • Intel move_on
      But its surprising why recruiter hasn't mentiones anything about level before onsite. Usually they do.
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    • New OJFo88
      OP
      Even If he does, these guys are still going to downlevel. If I could pass HC.
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  • Microsoft SwitchJobs
    Well done. Location?
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    • New OJFo88
      OP
      Kitchener/Waterloo Canada
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  • Intel / Eng!!!???
    A wild engineer appears!
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  • Facebook scamerzacc
    FWIW I was rejected at HC even though recruiter told me the exact same thing. 5 yoe 230 TC. Don't get your hopes up yet
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  • New / EngMldy20
    yoe? SWE or SETI?
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  • Facebook bg101
    HC sucks big time at Google. They go threw the questions asked in interview and may request one more round.
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    • New OJFo88
      OP
      Better than rejection Lol. Anyways let’s see.
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  • New phzt36
    Great!) Hope, you'll get an offer! Can u give us a rough difficulty, topics about your questions? Was it similar to the leetcode or maybe direct questions from the LC.
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    • New OJFo88
      OP
      No LeetCode question. Question were about Tries, Tree, Array. I’d suggest to focus on fundamentals. They care a lot about optimizations in code. I mean if your code is optimal in Big O, you still need to improve its runtime i.e swap nested loops and many other code level optimizations.
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  • Amazon ca1p1c0
    Good job! I believe you have a high chance passing HC.
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