Odds of getting into Google 1:428

Amazon / Eng idk_
Jun 9 28 Comments

Just saw an article that said google receives 3 million applications a year and only hires 7,000 a year. So that’s 1 in 428. Seems kind of crazy. I wonder what the ratios are at other tech companies (fang and non fangs but big names such as uber, Twitter, Salesforce, Microsoft, etc). I’m guessing googles numbers are way higher then everyone else as everyone considers it as the “dream” job but it would definitely be interesting to know how much hiring and applying is going on at these other companies.

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  • Google browndude
    Why does such a silly statistic impress you?
    Jun 9 7
    • New
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      Its only worrisome if you know you're a slacker 😶
      Jun 9
    • Oracle pzd
      Any tier 1 / 2 US can come up with similar numbers. Total number of applicants is meaningless.
      Jun 9
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      Interesting to see how many get hired after getting phone interview coupled with number of aplicants who get phone interview.
      Jun 9
    • Amazon / Eng idk_
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      Yeah that would definitely be good to know too
      Jun 9
    • Google uzaname
      I would assume significantly higher reject threshold at earlier stages. It's just cheaper to do it like that while risking more false negatives.

      Looking at the process backwards, I would assume that for 1 new Googler there is:
      - 1.5 offer
      - 4.5 candidates presented to HC
      - 13.5 candidates on onsites
      - 40.5 candidates phone screened
      - 428 candidates resume screened

      These are guesses. Maybe there are a little bit more people passing resume screening.
      Jun 10
  • New / Eng
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    1 person can do up to 3*12=36 applications every year. So 1:428 is not at all the 'odds of getting into Google', but the odds of a specific application leading to a hire.
    Jun 9 7
    • AnchorFree / Eng 🍪 cookie
      Did you see the HODL ad with Hodor from GOT? :D
      Jun 9
    • New / Eng
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      Oh no I haven't. :o Got a link?
      Jun 9
    • AnchorFree / Eng 🍪 cookie
      What is that you hodl, HODL?
      Jun 9
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      Jun 9
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      Lol it's hilarious thanks for sharing
      Jun 9
  • AnchorFree / Eng 🍪 cookie
    Probably online applications go directly to trash, and they hire mostly from referred ones.
    Jun 9 4
    • Oracle pzd
      That's actually not true. Google does interview people who apply online without referral.
      Jun 9
    • Amazon / Eng idk_
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      I applied online once and never even heard back so possibly
      Jun 9
    • Google PCBro
      I applied online and got in
      Jun 9
    • AnchorFree / Eng 🍪 cookie
      Ok good to know :) .
      Jun 9
  • Microsoft UseDeFeet
    Microsoft gets like 1 million PER MONTH, son.
    Jun 9 1
  • Google OAoK43
    Fwiw, I can't even get my referrals to get a phone screen. And the automated message just says they have more qualified candidates.

    I have stopped interviewing. Looks like I need to stop referring too.
    Jun 9 3
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      Man I've been trying to land an interview at Google for an internship but I haven't been able to.

      Feels like unless you're from Stanford or whatever you stand no chance, no matter your résumé.
      Jun 9
    • AnchorFree / Eng 🍪 cookie
      How many yoe are your referrals? Maybe they started to go after the "senior only" strategy like Netflix?
      Jun 10
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      One referral, staff engineer, something like 10 yoe I suppose.

      I think they just receive an overwhelming number of resumes for internships, so education is used as a discriminating factor.

      I'm fine with it even though I'm discriminated against because I understand that they want to maximize precision, at the detriment of recall.
      Jun 10
  • Oracle Dplaner
    How many of 7 million are qualified? Since its easy to apply on the job portal and Google is a wildly popular name, this statistic does not show enough of how selective Google really is.
    Jun 9 0

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