Bombed 1 round! Am I out?

New / IT sys32
Sep 30, 2019 32 Comments

I did my Google onsite today and I know the recruiter will get back to me once he has the feedback. But I just wanted to ask Blind if I stand a chance to get an offer.

Here's how it went.

Interview 1 - Easy/Medium level time range calculation problem. Solved the initial problem without a problem. Took some time to figure out the follow up. Explained how I would solve it properly. Time ran out when I was coding halfway. Overall performance and interviewers response was ok.

Interview 2 - Medium level string manipulation problem. Coded the proper solution. Interviewer pointed out few bugs and fixed it.

Interview 3 - Easy/Medium level. Tree problem related to network traffic and data distribution. Could easily solve with DFS. Performed pretty well in this round and interviewer was happy.

Interview 4 - A random number generation / probability question. Not sure which level is this. Because once you get the logic figured it's 5 lines of recursive code. Totally bombed this round. Interviewer had to feed me the pattern of recursive code.

Interview 5 - Behavioral round. Went really good.

Fellow interviewers and people from HCs. Does bombing 1 round mean I am out or do you think I stand a chance getting an offer?

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  • VMware cgi
    What always amazes me - how people can write stuff like "the behavioral round went really well? How can they tell?
    Sep 30, 2019 4
    • Microsoft orki
      “Behavioral went well” - interviewer said that he never saw such a well behaved candidate
      Sep 30, 2019
    • Wix.com TcEs77
      Went out for a couple of beers with an interviewer later.
      Sep 30, 2019
  • New
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    If your actual interview performance matches your perception, I think this is likely to be a rejection. Based on what you're saying it's unlikely you received any Strong Hire, and performance was mixed overall. It sounds like you probably received borderline Hire, No Hire, Hire, Strong No Hire and Hire, in that order.

    That's more negative than positive, especially if we focus on the technical rounds.
    Sep 30, 2019 0
  • Bloomberg TimeToPlay
    Did better than that and was 86ed. You need working code in all rounds to pass.
    Sep 30, 2019 6
    • Google rUSY74
      There isn't any strict behavioral round. Every interviewer is responsible for evaluating culture fit. We are told to evaluate the question: would you want this candidate on your team?

      When I ask about notable previous work, I ask about any issues that needed to be overcome, including interpersonal issues. I then ask about how they resolved the issues. In these questions, I'm looking for hints about doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching. Negotiating instead of throwing a tantrum. Etc. I have had three candidates who gave me answers in here that freaked me out. No, I'm not going into specifics.

      So no. I don't give a strong hire for flawless technical work when I would be freaked out if the candidate sat near me.
      Sep 30, 2019
    • New
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      Interesting. When I received an offer from Google it was after one round of soft discussion and four technical rounds of coding/system design. None of the interviews on the technical rounds asked me anything but technical questions...
      Sep 30, 2019
  • For a lack of better word: you’re fucked.
    Sep 30, 2019 0
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    1. You didn't finish the followup.
    2. Bugs in your code.
    3. Ok.
    4. Bombed.

    ^ that, to me, is a no hire packet. I would be shocked if you even made it to HC.
    Sep 30, 2019 0
  • Cruise Automation WJBA12
    I'm always amused by these questions. What is your expectation? Lets do some probability shall we: P(PASS | people in blind say PASS) = ? and P(PASS | people in blind say NO PASS) = ?
    it reads: what is the probability that you get an offer given that people in blind say that you'll get an offer and also given that people in blind say that you won't get an offer? I claim that these both equal P(PASS). Meaning that the information that the people in blind provide changes nothing about the probability that you'll receive or not receive an offer. Why? Cause they have no F... clue. Every interview is different. Every experience is unique. Take it easy. Even if you don't make it, there are other great companies to work at. Places where the CFO doesn't cry when an American President is democratically elected into office.
    Sep 30, 2019 0
  • Amazon -RedCloud-
    Sep 30, 2019 0
  • New weqw
    Yoe? Location? Level?
    Sep 30, 2019 0
  • Bloomberg TimeToPlay
    Sorry for the rough love, but you messed up two rounds, not one. My advice is let it go and study hard.
    Sep 30, 2019 1
    • Wix.com TcEs77
      I'd say 3.
      1. Ran out of time.
      2. Bugs in the code.
      4. Bombed.
      Sep 30, 2019
  • Cisco Gpanxown
    Sorry, it seems like a reject. I passed with 4 almost perfect rounds and 1 that was OK. I think this is a little too far off.
    Sep 30, 2019 0

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