Google rejected me again and looking forward to see me next year for another interview

Amazon siux62
Sep 8, 2017 48 Comments

I got rejected for the second time after a Google onsite interview. Both times I had a feeling that I did pretty ok (turned out to be not that ok). Both times I got a response: “you did great, we spent a lot of time to discuss your performance, it was a hard decision but unfortunately we unable to do the offer. Although, we really want to see you again next year”.

Do I waste Google’s time by accepting this proposal to take another interview in a year over and over again?

Position: “android engineer”
Location: Kirkland

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  • Microsoft
    Drunk@Wоrk

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    If you don't get in on your first try you aren't Google material
    Sep 8, 2017 8
    • Microsoft Carlyle
      Completely untrue and bad advice. Many googlers took multiple attempts
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Microsoft
      Drunk@Wоrk

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      Ok practice makes perfect
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng DPL66
      @siux62 they probably had many interviewees for that position, and found someone they felt was a better fit. But you must have done well enough to be in tyhe running, do they may want to see what you learn in a year and what they have.

      Also Kirkland has fewer job openings. Maybe you should try for a position at their hq?
      Sep 8, 2017
    • New rOIC30
      Everything is timing.
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Eigen / Eng
      chancellor

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      chancellormore
      WTF I think bulk of Googlers are first time failures
      Sep 8, 2017
  • Microsoft
    Drunk@Wоrk

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    Attempt #1 - I'm a stud

    Attempt #2 - Ok, for real this time, Leetcode will help

    Attempt #3 - Missed it by a hair, again, Google isn't ready for me

    Attempt #4 - Team/role wasn't a fit

    Attempt #5 - I love my job at whatever company I work for
    Sep 8, 2017 4
    • Microsoft Harambe01
      Attempt #6- kill myself
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Microsoft
      Drunk@Wоrk

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      Perfection, Harambe
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Microsoft Harambe01
      On a long enough timeline the survival rate of everyone drops to zero - the narrator
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng DoraSpenlo
      Reading too much Tyler Durden on Zero Hedge. Also Harambe is killed by others and not self 😱
      Sep 9, 2017
  • Facebook Osmandias
    I was rejected twice before making it to google the third time. Ironically, this time a turned them down.
    Maybe I just don't have 缘分 with google. It was my dream.
    Sep 8, 2017 5
    • Microsoft Harambe01
      What do those Chinese characters mean?
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      What was the reason to turn them down?
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Google / Eng
      SXLo73

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      SXLo73more
      He went to fb
      Sep 9, 2017
    • Oracle / Eng ayoyoyo
      Why ironic?
      Sep 9, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 🌧️☔
      I think that word is "yuan fen", and it basically means "destiny (usually in relation to another person)". Things like crossing paths with them many times, etc
      Sep 9, 2017
  • Delphi Automotive / Eng
    yo-mero

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    How did you get to the second interview? Did your skip the phone screen on your second attempt?
    Sep 8, 2017 7
    • Oracle / Eng ayoyoyo
      If you make it to HC it's pretty much a sure shot right?
      Sep 9, 2017
    • Delphi Automotive / Eng
      yo-mero

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      yo-meromore
      I believe HC is the last filter. It's pretty much a sure shot after that. (Compensation committee and executive review). It has been mentioned in other threads that most candidates get rejected by the HC
      Sep 9, 2017
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      What is the most common reason for rejection by HC?
      Sep 9, 2017
    • Oracle / Eng ayoyoyo
      I thought most don't make it to HC
      Sep 9, 2017
    • Google Pixel XL
      I'm pretty sure unless you bomb the interview then you get sent to the hiring committee. Just making it to the HC definitely isn't a sure shot.
      Sep 9, 2017
  • Yahoo FakeDonald
    I have been rejected for 3 onsites consecutively by Amazon. Preparing for the 4th one once the 6 months period goes. Fight on!
    Sep 8, 2017 2
    • Microsoft WDIk13
      Yahoo tech interviews are tougher is what I have heard. I guess you are not answering the leadership questions well ?
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Yahoo FakeDonald
      I have excellent answers for leadership questions. I have interviewed for business analyst/technical program manager. The problem is that I only have worked on internal tools so am unable to answer questions on scaling an application for millions of users and associated problems for tpm. For business analyst, one of the key team members wanted experience in data modeling (only told during onsite) which I did not have.
      Sep 9, 2017
  • Amazon hlp
    It's a random process, treat it as such. Try to increase the odds, but don't consider this a fail. I've been through this too, now I'm just as fine at Amazon.
    Sep 8, 2017 0
  • Google / Eng
    SXLo73

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    Did you request the Seattle location? They don't hire as many people so the bar is probably higher.
    Sep 8, 2017 1
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      Yep, Seattle, but I think (I was told) they Google doesn’t interview for the location or team, it’s more generic. And once you are hired any team could pick you based on priority I guess
      Sep 8, 2017
  • Google syR5c
    I'm sorry. I hope you will get it if you try next time.
    Sep 8, 2017 2
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      I will try, it’s challenging, it helps me to grow, to learn new people, new tasks, I just too frugal to waste other people’s tome if there is no intention to hire. But what I learned from this thread it’s mot like that and it worths trying.
      Sep 8, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 🌧️☔
      They clearly think you have potential to be hired if you got an interview.
      Sep 9, 2017
  • Google / Eng
    SXLo73

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    Did you also interview at Microsoft and Facebook? Google is not the only game in town
    Sep 10, 2017 0
  • Microsoft TodayIM
    What are improvement areas you feel that you lacked just asking to learn more?
    Sep 8, 2017 2
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      Yeah, first time they didn’t share a lot of feedback but second time they provided detailed and useful feedback (only this part worths coming to the interview). I’m always learning and well continue to learn in that areas as well :)
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Oracle / Eng ayoyoyo
      They said you did well though. Was it still coding in the end? Didn't make it to some follow-up questions?
      Sep 9, 2017
  • Amazon op2
    Did you do team match before coming into HC? At any rate, going into HC means that you have at least 3/5 hire votes. It's probably that you were borderline, basically you would need a strong hire in order to have a good chance. I guess next time focus on impressing at least 1 interviewer by being great on 1 particular area ( tree, arrays, or design, etc)
    Sep 10, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    mUqi08

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    Maybe it is just me, I would not be so hung up on one particular company or position but would rather go for a company and position where I can do well and be treated well at the time of hiring.

    I dunno, I guess I am old, maybe when my kids are grown up and my mortgages paid off I'll go work on a crazy project that'll change the world.
    Sep 10, 2017 0
  • Google / Eng
    SXLo73

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    SXLo73more
    If you don't get hung up on this one job. You can potentially get l4 when you eventually join
    Sep 9, 2017 0
  • New / Design Isaiah
    Its nice to hear all of these rejxtion stories. It makes me feel better about my own.
    Sep 9, 2017 0
  • ADP / Product
    mrv

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    mrvmore
    What role u interviewes for?
    Sep 8, 2017 2
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      Android software engineer
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Oracle / Eng ayoyoyo
      Was it still generic coding questions or did they ask android specific trivia?
      Sep 9, 2017