Google second onsite one week after reject. Two onsites in two weeks.

Amazon Inspiredd
Feb 23, 2018 12 Comments

The recruiter would not share any feedback from my first onsite 1 week ago, which was for a specific team that rejected. Now I got invited for another onsite next week. This would be two onsites within two weeks with two different teams.

The recruiter won’t share any feedback. I’m worried I’ll make the same mistake in my second onsite. I keep thinking back what went wrong and can’t seem to point to anything because the interview went really well. I am confused on how to prepare for the second onsite.

Advice? How can I convince my recruiter to share feedback before the second onsite?


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  • Splunk rorry
    If it was for a very specific team then probably what happened it was maybe more of a culture fit. It's not really common to get invited for two on sites for two different jobs from Google. If anything I'm willing to bet that it was a very very difficult call for that team.
    Feb 23, 2018 3
    • Amazon Inspiredd
      So then it makes me wonder if the second onsite will be focused on team fit rather than functional skills?
      Feb 23, 2018
    • Cisco / Eng tbo
      Just curious, what are some typical culture fit issues?
      Feb 23, 2018
    • Splunk rorry
      It'll still be functional. Do your best, move fast, and practice is all I can say. There are companies out there that will be interviewed in a Google style for practice. Name escaped me at the moment.

      As for team and cultural fit, it'll come down to how agreeable you are and whether you're a good fit for the team. The world's best programmer in one field can get flunked out of a other field so don't worry.

      If it is a general interview them it's how agreeable you are and how good is your EQ.

      Good luck!
      Feb 23, 2018
  • Google / Eng Flight
    This definitely seems really weird. I think you must have done basically perfectly but they found someone internal or slightly more qualified. Is this for SWE?
    Feb 23, 2018 1
  • TuneIn ibelieve
    What teams? This happened to me last time I interviewed with G, failed the SWE interview, then got invited to interview with another org with eng titles but not SWE.
    Feb 23, 2018 4
    • Amazon Inspiredd
      Did you get in the second time?
      Feb 23, 2018
    • TuneIn ibelieve
      nope, it's for the best though, wouldn't be a good fit in the other org.
      Feb 23, 2018
    • Marvell 98765432
      What are eng titles but not SWE?
      Feb 24, 2018
    • TuneIn ibelieve
      Some sort of dev evangelist / sdk dev team
      Feb 25, 2018
  • Google / Eng jaded_af
    Likely a new loop for a non-SWE ladder
    Feb 24, 2018 0


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