I interviewed with Google on 2nd of December for software engineer position.
Position considered: L4/L3
Current TC (in Indian rupees): 2.2M fixed + 200K(cash bonus) + 800K(stocks)
I was able to get feedback from the recruiter really quickly (overall leaning positive). It was as follows:
4 coding rounds.
1. Hard DP(solved) + medium greedy(unsolved): verdict - negative.
a) Hard Array: interviewer asked me if I've already seen this problem, I accepted that I have seen this problem sometime back, he still asked the approach which I told.
b). Hard graph: told a straight forward suboptimal approach, struggled a lot to getting the right approach, interviewer hinted that while speaking my thoughts I said something but diverted in different direction, I quickly got the hint and solved and coded the solution.
3. This went really well, one question but 2 parts, first was really easy and straight forward, 2nd was also medium which I solved using Treemap, interviewer asked to improve complexity, I noticed that input is sorted and I'm solving it for unsorted input, realising quickly I coded the solution. Verdict: borderline
4. 2 questions asked, 1st medium(array/dp, solved), 2nd (hard, had 2 parts, bfs and binary search) solved and coded flawlessly.
Verdict: strong positive
Because of unavailability during Xmas/new year holidays the call didn't happen that time. I got a chance to talk with 2 managers, 1 from GCP team but his feedback was that he wanted a little bit more experience (data engineering/big data).
Other was from corporate engineering team and the call went extremely well, but due to mixed feedback in coding rounds I'm not through.
Recruiter has asked me to wait for team matching and a good feedback from manager then he will forward it to HC.
Is there any chance this can get through?
#googlehiringcommittee #googlehc #googlefeedback #googleteammatch
Also was talking to my recruiter about team matching before hc and she said team matching changes hc outcome very rarely.