Odd interview at Google

Microsoft hRqi17
Jul 23, 2018 11 Comments

I applied for a Product Manager role at Google and I had an interview last week. The interview went really well and the hiring manager and I connected. I answered all questions methodically and most of them were right out of my current role. The recruiter called me 2 days later and told me that things went well but Google is not interested.

Are there certain deal breakers at Google interviews that people commonly fall for? Should I apply for Google again in the future? Or will I likely fall for the mysterious deal breaker again?

That was pretty confusing!

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  • Indeed / Eng 💸🔪🚬⚰️
    You a conservative? Maybe you made it on their conservative blackball list
    Jul 23, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Other
      Beaver1

      Microsoft Other

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      JPMorgan Chase
      BIO
      Program Manager at Bing
      Beaver1more
      Huh?
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Google BuyMyCloud
      Conservative Googler here!
      Jul 24, 2018
  • Google / Eng
    lena33

    Google Eng

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    Salesforce
    lena33more
    I suspect culture fit. In this case the interview was great, however Google is not interested means not fit for Google for some reason. Can you think of any?
    Jul 23, 2018 2
    • Intel 132
      Does this mean op will never get interview at g?
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Microsoft / Other
      Beaver1

      Microsoft Other

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      JPMorgan Chase
      BIO
      Program Manager at Bing
      Beaver1more
      I wish I knew
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Google bumbl
    A reference came back negative?
    Jul 24, 2018 1
    • Google BuyMyCloud
      This is a possible torpedo. True. Any chance?
      Jul 24, 2018
  • Salesforce End13dh
    Had same experience, coming from an enterprise environment I was very systematic and conservative (in a good way) with my answers. They told me that I wasn’t creative enough.
    Jul 24, 2018 2
    • Google BuyMyCloud
      No flipping way they told you that. That's a wild exaggeration. I'm sorry things didn't work out but our recruiters would never ever say or insinuate that. Maybe it was an internal bad reference
      Jul 24, 2018
    • Salesforce End13dh
      Well, I can’t tell what my internal reference told them, but “he felt like you were pulling back and wasn’t creative enough with your answers” was a feedback I received from the recruiter over the phone.
      Jul 24, 2018

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