Google reject

Nov 27, 2019 31 Comments

Just got Google reject. Weirdly, i felt it was a pretty good interview barring one, but the recruiter mentioned that she could not share the feedback. Is this normal and expected?

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  • Google / Eng hacker-man
    We do not share interview feedback most of the time. Sometimes if you go to hiring committee, they will tell you what areas you were felt to be lacking in, but that is rare.
    Nov 27, 2019 6
    • Salesforce peaceguy
      So they can come back and do the same mistake again and again
      Nov 27, 2019
    • Amazon JgDD23
      OP
      @hackerman thanks for the inputs. So far my experience with the process was the best by far compared to Uber and FB. Recruiter also mentioned that i can interview again in 6 months or apply for other job roles like app engineer or SRE. For now i am going with the recycle , so trying to gauge what i can focus my energy on.

      Regarding the interview , upon deep introspection, i feel that the solutions were not optimal and though in all the interviews i didnt completely blank out, maybe the feedback is because i could not code the ideal solution or needed some hints. Regarding googliness , interviewer himself hinted that i fared well.

      I am reaching out to my friends at Goog to understand more, but any insights are appreciated.:)
      Nov 27, 2019
  • Amazon PrincipalP
    I got a reject from Google, but I got feedback. That was the best interview experience I’ve ever had. I feel like I got many things out of that loop.
    Nov 27, 2019 4
    • Amazon PrincipalP
      Yes
      Nov 27, 2019
    • SoftBank swe666
      My recruiter told me vaguely about what to improve. How could I get/ probe more feedback ( what should I ask? What should I say to recruiter etc) for e.g. I asked what could I improve to do better next time?
      Nov 27, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng batou
    when is the interview and when do you know the rejection? at least you can know if recruiter sent your case to HC by the time gap.

    if not went to HC, I assume it is clearly bad.
    Nov 27, 2019 3
    • Amazon JgDD23
      OP
      1.5 weeks
      Nov 27, 2019
    • Amazon tenseflows
      Anything between 1 to 3 weeks
      Nov 27, 2019
  • Instructure theprophe+
    I always ask , “what do you think I could have improved upon?” in the interview it self (between each session, question, and at the end). I pretty much always get a helpful answer. Relying on getting feedback after the fact is hit or miss.

    It can also save interview sometimes. They may respond, “Your approach as good but I expected you to use X, Y, Z”. Gives you a chance to possibly explain your self a little more and get yourself over the edge.

    Also could have nothing to do with you. I’ve worked at a few places where they’ve started interviews, I’ve selected a candidate , and then they don’t have head count all of a sudden. Just wasting everyone’s time 😂
    Nov 27, 2019 2
    • SoftBank swe666
      Asking hint a lot during interview could cost you.
      Nov 27, 2019
    • Instructure theprophe+
      Not asking for hints. This is after you finished the questions or whiteboarding exercises.
      Nov 28, 2019
  • New h0r4y
    Recruiters never give feedback. You just need to figure out what to improve on your own
    Nov 27, 2019 2
    • SoftBank swe666
      Not true. Some helpful recruiters give feedback. I had interview with startups and some told me what areas were weak. Google recruiter told me what areas were weak
      Nov 27, 2019
    • New h0r4y
      You're recruiters are nice. My recruiter usually just reply with a templated email of thanks but no thanks. Some recruiters don't even give a word, just 👻. Those assholes.
      Nov 28, 2019
  • Amazon tenseflows
    Wow the exact same thing happened to me! Just a week ago
    Nov 27, 2019 2
  • IEEE AmInuts
    Hard to say without knowing the level and the role. My experience with Google has been that their recruiters do a great job in explaining the role, the expectations and the process. It's up to the candidate to decide at that point to back off, prepare more or jump in. If you carefully analyze the expectations and what you did, you are likely to discover the answer yourself.

    Another point to consider is that when hiring experienced people, all companies are looking for the best fit. They have a problem to solve, something to be done and they need a person to do it really well. They are not out there to give the "best scientist" or "best programmer" award. So even if you have the "correct solution" it may not be the solution they are looking for.
    Nov 27, 2019 0
  • Credit Karma hMDU81
    I got feedback from Google recruiter. It was fairly generic, but combining that feedback with self assessment gave me a good idea of where I could’ve done better.
    Nov 27, 2019 0
  • Bloomberg Enig16
    Role?
    Nov 27, 2019 1
    • Amazon JgDD23
      OP
      SWE
      Nov 27, 2019
  • Amazon lkmbbj
    They are scared. You tell them - stay that way
    Nov 27, 2019 0

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