Google interviewers: what feedback did you write for candidates who got no hire

Nov 8, 2019 15 Comments

what feedback have you left for candidates who didn’t get offers from Google. For example, “struggled to code algorithm”, “had the right idea but the code was buggy”, “code was suboptimal”, etc

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  • Google Eybx18
    Candidate refused to write code in any language other than Scheme. Candidate was unable to produce working code in Scheme.
    Nov 8, 2019 1
    • Google / Eng
      sqrt(-1)

      Google Eng

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      sqrt(-1)more
      Lol. Fuck.
      Nov 9, 2019
  • Red Hat Johnniewic
    Too much blind and LC!
    Nov 8, 2019 0
  • Facebook cochococho
    "Dude couldnt code my question. Even thought dude wouldn’t likely ever face something similar in the real world. But when he asked, I said we of course deal with this kind of stuff all the time."
    Nov 8, 2019 2
    • Roku cruella
      OP
      What? Sorry I don't understand
      Nov 8, 2019
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      He's making fun of whiteboarding
      Nov 8, 2019
  • Google / Eng
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    Google Eng

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    "I asked the warm-up question X, expecting the candidate would provide a complete answer in 10 minutes or so and then I would ask the real question Y. The candidate spent the entire interview time to write a broken O(n^4) solution for X."

    Strong No Hire
    Nov 8, 2019 1
    • Deloitte / Data Blaq Gai
      Shit...
      Nov 9, 2019
  • Microsoft appaiah
    “Over 30” was common at one time, although they might not have always written that down. You know, because it’s illegal and stuff.
    Nov 8, 2019 3
    • Dell LUHV04
      Seriously this happened ?

      Is this still the case now - if you are >= 30 , it’s a negative point for feedback ?
      Nov 8, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng
      fishstick

      Amazon Eng

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      fishstickmore
      I don’t know anyone good at google who’s below 30... not a single person
      Nov 8, 2019
  • Symantec rif&rif
    Same question, other dudes did way better than you so we chose them rather than you. It is not that hard to understand, right?
    Nov 8, 2019 1
    • Microsoft appaiah
      Google hiring process and standards are lame. The age discrimination lawsuit, with very public court docs makes that clear. You should read the stories.
      Nov 8, 2019
  • Why do you care? They can come up with any lame excuse, if they want to (outside of blatant discrimination). I was once told by a hiring manager at Google that I was too senior for the position, even though the results of my onsites and my resume were available to the said manager BEFORE our conversation.
    Nov 8, 2019 0

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