Google phone interview

New / Eng hustlerboy
Jun 8 20 Comments

I have got offers from both Amazon and Facebook. Yet I failed Google’s phone screen and wasn’t invited onsite. Is this weird? I did pretty good in the phone interview but didn’t reach the final solution interviewer was looking for. I was hoping they would still invite me for onsite but I wasn’t.

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  • New
    uedC03

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    uedC03more
    I got an offer from google, but got rejected in fb phone interview. A lot of it is luck.
    Jun 8 0
  • Google dCyj41
    Tech interviews have a lot of luck involved. So you either got a problem you couldn't solve (large variance) an extra strict interviewer (some random ness) or you sounded like an asshole (argumentative, hard to understand, failing to take hints ECT.)
    Jun 8 0
  • New / Eng blindor
    You probably weren’t Googley enough
    Jun 8 6
    • New / Eng blindor
      It’s something that you either are, or aren’t. It can’t be learned.
      Jun 8
    • New / Eng hustlerboy
      OP
      What makes you say that?
      Jun 8
    • New / Eng blindor
      I’m a Googley Googler
      Jun 8
    • New / Eng hustlerboy
      OP
      How can you tell?
      Jun 8
    • New / Eng blindor
      Dude, I’m being sarcastic. Instead of obsessing over this, move on and take FB’s offer.
      Jun 8
  • Intel / Eng AQup26
    Luck is involved heavily. There are too many variables involved. It's not weird and it's not your fault. They missed out on you.
    Jun 8 0
  • Microsoft / Product oeUv00
    Yes i got the same exp. i thought it went very well but was rejected.
    Jun 8 0
  • Google NBeh54
    It wasn't the final solution that got you rejected, that's not what Google scores on.

    It may have been a communication related interview, like you solved the wrong problem, ignored hints, etc. If it was just the final solution you would have gotten a nudge (unless you were out of time in which case it was probably because of slow pace)
    Jun 8 3
    • Google NBeh54
      Also agree with previous poster a lot of it is luck. Well done on the other interviews, 2 for 3 FAANG is really good
      Jun 8
    • New / Eng hustlerboy
      OP
      Do you think it would help having one of the other FAANG on my resume if I apply to Google again in some time?
      Jun 8
    • Google NBeh54
      It couldn't hurt, but if you already got past the resume screen you are already ok I think. You should still consider the other companies as an actual job, especially Facebook, not just as a stepping stone to Google. That is just as good a company to work for as Google, resume or otherwise.
      Jun 8
  • Microsoft / Eng JimmyRstlr
    Google has a higher bar than other companies it seems like. Makes sense since their compensation tends to be above anyone else.
    Jun 8 2
    • New / Eng hustlerboy
      OP
      Higher bar with phone screen? So there is no margin of getting things wrong on any of they interviews at Google? How can one do that? :(
      Jun 8
    • Intel / Eng AQup26
      Not true. Completely depends on the interviewer. I got invited and I didn't think my interview went great at all.
      Jun 8
  • Google gliz
    It happens. Next time you may pass.
    Jun 8 0
  • This is unreal just take the Facebook offer you can get luckier next time no worries
    Jun 8 0