Google phone interview

New / Eng hustlerboy
Jun 8, 2019 20 Comments

I have got offers from both Amazon and Facebook. Yet I failed Google’s phone screen and wasn’t invited onsite. Is this weird? I did pretty good in the phone interview but didn’t reach the final solution interviewer was looking for. I was hoping they would still invite me for onsite but I wasn’t.

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  • New
    uedC03

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    I got an offer from google, but got rejected in fb phone interview. A lot of it is luck.
    Jun 8, 2019 0
  • Google dCyj41
    Tech interviews have a lot of luck involved. So you either got a problem you couldn't solve (large variance) an extra strict interviewer (some random ness) or you sounded like an asshole (argumentative, hard to understand, failing to take hints ECT.)
    Jun 8, 2019 0
  • New / Eng blindor
    You probably weren’t Googley enough
    Jun 8, 2019 6
    • New / Eng hustlerboy
      OP
      How can you tell?
      Jun 8, 2019
    • New / Eng blindor
      Dude, I’m being sarcastic. Instead of obsessing over this, move on and take FB’s offer.
      Jun 8, 2019
  • Intel / Eng AQup26
    Luck is involved heavily. There are too many variables involved. It's not weird and it's not your fault. They missed out on you.
    Jun 8, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Product oeUv00
    Yes i got the same exp. i thought it went very well but was rejected.
    Jun 8, 2019 0
  • Google NBeh54
    It wasn't the final solution that got you rejected, that's not what Google scores on.

    It may have been a communication related interview, like you solved the wrong problem, ignored hints, etc. If it was just the final solution you would have gotten a nudge (unless you were out of time in which case it was probably because of slow pace)
    Jun 8, 2019 3
    • New / Eng hustlerboy
      OP
      Do you think it would help having one of the other FAANG on my resume if I apply to Google again in some time?
      Jun 8, 2019
    • Google NBeh54
      It couldn't hurt, but if you already got past the resume screen you are already ok I think. You should still consider the other companies as an actual job, especially Facebook, not just as a stepping stone to Google. That is just as good a company to work for as Google, resume or otherwise.
      Jun 8, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng JimmyRstlr
    Google has a higher bar than other companies it seems like. Makes sense since their compensation tends to be above anyone else.
    Jun 8, 2019 2
    • New / Eng hustlerboy
      OP
      Higher bar with phone screen? So there is no margin of getting things wrong on any of they interviews at Google? How can one do that? :(
      Jun 8, 2019
    • Intel / Eng AQup26
      Not true. Completely depends on the interviewer. I got invited and I didn't think my interview went great at all.
      Jun 8, 2019
  • Google gliz
    It happens. Next time you may pass.
    Jun 8, 2019 0
  • This is unreal just take the Facebook offer you can get luckier next time no worries
    Jun 8, 2019 0

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