Passed Google HC! No team matches.

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Nov 9, 2018 15 Comments

Got word several weeks ago that I made it through HC at L3 for a frontend SWE. I have 1.5 yoe.

But now I am not matching to any teams. I've only had two team interviews, both said not interested and now I can't seem to get any more.

On top of that my recruiter has suddenly become much less responsive than before I went to HC, doesn't contact me when planned, keeps drawing timeline out further. Says that he thinks teams are apprehensive towards my low amount of experience (isn't that the point of the interviews???).

Anyone know of current teams that might be expanding that I could suggest my recruiter target. Has anyone in team matching tried bypassing recruiter and contacting desired teams directly? It seems crazy to me that I could get through the hardest part of this hellish interview experience only to not get matched to a team. Do teams slow down hiring in holiday months and would I have better odds of getting a team come January?

This is a life changing opportunity for me:

Current TC: 75k

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    • New Editabl
      OP
      Do you have any insight into how active the recruiter has to be in finding the team? Like is there just some board they post my info on that hiring managers can grab or do they have to directly contact these managers?
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Snapchat Folktales
      Also note that the recruiter could have left the company or is planning on leaving the company and has nothing to do with you. Yeah maybe reach out to other recruiters for other divisions/teams just in case (but tactfully, so it doesn’t look like ur going behind ur recruiter’s back)
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Google Jgdy
    You could start contacting teams directly on LinkedIn. May or may not work but worth a shot. And yes hiring does generally slow down around holidays. And note that an offer without a team match is unfortunately not an offer :(
    Nov 9, 2018 0
  • Google zqbH63
    What were your location preferences? Are you willing to relocate from Irvine? If so, let the recruiter know so that your resume is shared in a wider pool.
    Nov 9, 2018 3
    • New Editabl
      OP
      Oh yeah, this is actually for cloud platform and was told I was interviewing for positions in Sunnyvale
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Google zqbH63
      May be offer to work in Kirkland, WA as their are some cloud teams over there?
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Google Fgr87d
      Why Cloud? You can talk to any PA. Ask recruiter about Search or Ads.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Vertivco / Eng
    FastPapuan

    Vertivco Eng

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    FastPapuanmore
    So which algorithmic questions did they ask you, and which frontend-specific questions did they ask you?
    Nov 9, 2018 1
    • New Editabl
      OP
      I had 7 interviews in the end and only 2 of them didn't involve DFS/BFS. Lots of graphs and trees. Only 1 was really front-end specific was an open ended "build a widget with this functionality". A couple of others asked short answer questions about javascript and some css concepts.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Splunk iorm72
    But hey, Google hires for the company so you should be just fine.This is yet another instance of how Google's attempts to resemble a University with their hiring practices, are rediculous.
    Nov 9, 2018 0
  • Google simsg
    Try hardware org. All teams are growing.
    Nov 9, 2018 0
  • Lyft Heyzeus
    Under qualified urm?
    Nov 9, 2018 1
    • New Editabl
      OP
      <- White boy
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Google Fgr87d
    TC: 75K? Where is this?
    Nov 9, 2018 1
    • New Editabl
      OP
      Southern California, Irvine area
      Nov 9, 2018

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