Leadership principles at Google

Amazon / Eng 1-2-3-4
Oct 14, 2017 10 Comments

Amazon has bunch of leadership principles (see link below) that everyone tries to follow, what is the equivalent concept at Google? Are interview questions based on this concepts?

https://www.amazon.jobs/principles

In Amazon interviews - at least for Software Developer role - competencies are based on Technical skills (Coding, Algo, DS) & Leadership principles. After all interviews are over the candidates are judge based on a each competency. I am trying to find how all this happens in google.

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  • Microsoft UltraTroll
    1. Get data
    2. Analyze data
    3. Sell data
    Oct 15, 2017 4
    • Amazon / Eng 1-2-3-4
      OP
      Thanks for answering, but thats not what I meant by Leadership principles. Added the link to which provide details on Amazons leadership principles.
      Oct 15, 2017
    • Microsoft UltraTroll
      Google doesn't have a formal list like that that they'd test you in interviews
      Oct 15, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng 1-2-3-4
      OP
      But their behavioral questions have to based on something and to make sure every interviewer knows about it they have to simplify it and publish it internally ( not suggesting that such principles/philosophy will just be restricted to interviews)
      Oct 15, 2017
    • Google section
      Google generally doesn't ask behavioral questions. May be they to for L6+
      Oct 15, 2017
  • Google cXip46
    Seriously? For the Googlers who say there aren't a series of principles that guide all decisions, maybe you should go back through orientation.

    Read the IPO letter, namely "10 things we know to be true" https://www.google.com/about/philosophy.html as this governs all decisions on hiring, OKRs and general corporate principles.

    Over the years some things have expanded (ex: we don't just do search, but the PA focus and org changes are always done with the intention of keeping #2 in mind-- focused, decisive and deliberate decisions)
    Oct 15, 2017 0
  • Samsung lIlI
    please refer to the project oxygen at google :)
    Oct 15, 2017 1
    • Amazon / Eng 1-2-3-4
      OP
      Thanks for the info, but this is more specific to managers, is there anything more generic?
      Oct 15, 2017
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    • Google cXip46
      Don't know what org you're in but I've been here 6.5+ years and on ~4 different teams and this has always rang true and been what folks practiced.
      Oct 15, 2017
    • Google cXip46
      Unfortunate. Now that you know them maybe you can help set a better example for the rest of your team and take them to heart :)
      Oct 15, 2017

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