Google recruiter asked to skip interviews

Sep 10 37 Comments

I was recently contacted by a Google recruiter asking if I wanted to interview with them. After sending my resume, the recruiter reached out to me and said a team had seen my profile and was interested in me and wanted me to go straight to onsite (without phone screen)

How common is this? do I have some advantage because of this?

TC: 220k
YoE: 4

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TOP 37 Comments
  • Oracle
    not_larry

    Oracle

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    Amazon
    not_larrymore
    They luuuv you.
    Sep 10 5
    • OP
      Lol, they only saw a resume though
      Sep 10
    • Oracle
      not_larry

      Oracle

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      Amazon
      not_larrymore
      That’s why they gave you the onsite interview, not the offer.
      Sep 10
    • OP
      It’s so refreshing to see niceness on Blind that even if it is sarcasm I’ll pretend it isn’t lol
      Sep 10
    • Oracle
      not_larry

      Oracle

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      Amazon
      not_larrymore
      Awww
      Sep 10
    • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
      Now kiss
      Sep 24
  • New / Eng WalmartLab
    I had this happen via a internal referral.
    Sep 10 7
    • OP
      Oh congratulations! Were the interview problems focused more on the team that was interested in you?
      Sep 10
    • New / Eng WalmartLab
      General algorithms and some domain knowledge.
      Sep 10
    • OP
      I am getting way ahead of myself but, did you have any extra leverage while counter offering?
      Sep 10
    • New / Eng WalmartLab
      Not in offer phase yet. Hiring committee will have final call if I get one or not.
      Sep 10
    • OP
      Oh good luck then! keep us posted lol
      Sep 10
  • Walmart pingpongl4
    It's common. I went straight to onsite too.
    Sep 10 2
    • OP
      Good to know it is common, any tips?
      Sep 10
    • Walmart pingpongl4
      For onsite? Make sure you talk out your solutions and what you're thinking.

      If the interviewer makes a comment about your solution, don't ignore it or brush it aside, it's almost always a useful hint
      Sep 10
  • Roku cruella
    Happened to me several times.

    Still have open invite for both Bay area and Europe position.
    Sep 10 3
    • Google impostr
      Seems legit.
      Sep 10
    • OP
      Not planning on taking it?
      Sep 10
    • Roku cruella
      Google I am not the imposter😛

      OP. No not anytime soon
      Sep 10
  • Cruise Automation / Eng ⛸️
    My recruiter told me that I skipped straight to onsite too. I asked her "how" and she said they've historically seen strong performance for candidates from Cruise so they skip us straight to onsite. So it's probably depending on whether they think something else is already a strong sign.
    Sep 11 2
    • OP
      This makes a lot of sense
      Sep 11
    • New / Eng WalmartLab
      Oh ok the most impressive reason so far!
      Sep 11
  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    Last year I did 2 phone screens (recruiter’s mistake) and an on-site (SWE L5). I didn’t get an offer. Just shy of 1 year later a recruiter from another location found me in the system and contacted me to try again. I assumed I would go straight to the on-site, but was told that I will start with a tech phone screen. I kept it to myself, but I was so disappointed when I heard that. Now I kind of don’t even care to try again, but I will. I’m far into my career and the thought of Google experience means almost nothing to me (now that I’ve been through the Amazon ringer). It hardly seems like a prize to land another one of these grunt jobs. Anyway, just whining here; but annoyed that the process goes back to a dumb phone tech screen after having spent an entire day there a year ago.
    Sep 10 2
    • OP
      Third time’s the charm
      Sep 10
    • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
      Or the blacklist.
      Sep 10
  • Microsoft jmGp18
    It happens. I got one when I was in school. The first email I received from google is to arrange onsite. A friend referred me.
    Sep 10 2
    • OP
      Oh interesting, did you go through the process?
      Sep 10
    • Microsoft jmGp18
      No... already accepted MS return at the time so terminated. The worst decision I ve made ever.
      Sep 10
  • IBM osUz40
    Wow mind sharing what kind of profiles?
    Sep 10 3
    • OP
      SWE with 4 YoE in a tier 2/3 company
      Sep 10
    • KeepTruckin aAQi33
      What's a tier 2 / 3 company?
      Sep 10
    • OP
      I wouldn’t want to be identified so I won’t say. But it is a very well known company that is not as big as FAANG
      Sep 10
  • Google Larry Page
    It does happen.
    Sep 10 1
    • OP
      Good, because I am not special at all
      Sep 10
  • PayPal o(-<
    Have you had the interview OP?
    Sep 21 0