How wide is the Google phone screen difficulty spectrum?

Limelight Health / Eng Phyb62
Sep 29, 2017 11 Comments

I just had a phone screen that was a little bit demoralizing. I just barely finished the solution before we ran out of time, and he had to point a fair number of problems as I worked on it.

My phone screen last year went much better. He told me I got farther than most people, was very encouraging, and I felt like I did very well.

Did I just get a much harder problem, or have I gotten worse? 😥

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  • Noble Software Group / Design LeoMessi
    You've probably gotten worse ... Global warming.
    Sep 29, 2017 2
    • Limelight Health / Eng Phyb62
      OP
      Thank you, Jesse.
      Sep 29, 2017
    • Noble Software Group / Design LeoMessi
      Da nada
      Sep 29, 2017
  • Google iujS33
    I had the nicest phone interviewer at Google: he told me at the end that "obviously" I passed it... Wasn't that obviously for me at all.
    Sep 29, 2017 2
    • Limelight Health / Eng Phyb62
      OP
      Yeah, that's how my last one was.
      Sep 29, 2017
    • Google iujS33
      *obvious
      Sep 29, 2017
  • Uber / Eng childish
    I thought I totally flunked my phone screen with Google - needed tips and pointers etc and struggled through. But still got the on site. Just see what happens, you never know
    Sep 29, 2017 2
    • New / Eng
      palindrone

      New Eng

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      palindronemore
      But then you flunked on site right?
      Sep 29, 2017
    • Uber / Eng childish
      Lol yup. Thought I did okay overall but one interview destroyed me.
      Sep 29, 2017
  • Google / Eng bigdot
    I'd imagine the spectrum is wide. I tend to give easier questions over the phone than in person. Phone interview is slightly harder to communicate effectively and if I give a hard question and the person tanks it's game over. If I give a hard question during onsite and the person tanks, the person has 4 other interviews to make up for it
    Sep 29, 2017 0
  • Microsoft YkpH37
    Also, don't forget that everyone has their favorite phone screen questions. Some better than others.
    Sep 29, 2017 0

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