Hiring commitee decisions are not based on interview feedback?

Sep 26, 2019 17 Comments

interviewd with google. Recruiter told me i have received positive feedback from all interviewers. asked me about my expected salary and told that next week she will present my packet across hiring committee. next week i received rejection. i am unable to understand the rejection if interview feedback is positive

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  • Apple / Eng omgaapl
    Because the bar isn't good feedback, it's a bit higher than that. Interviewers are asked to give a range from absolute no hire to absolute hire. If you got a weak positive hire from everyone, that's not going to cut it. You need at least one or two strong advocates out of the panel.

    The idea is to eliminate false positives. If everyone just thinks "good" but nobody was wowed, you're a borderline candidate in their eyes.

    Not a fool-proof system by any means.. but they say they'd rather reject good candidates than accidentally hire bad ones
    Sep 26, 2019 8
    • New / Other
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      New Other

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      Fox (Film, TV and Sports)
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      Love music. Hate overengineering.
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      Apple. Great answer. Thanks
      Sep 26, 2019
    • Google BAHW00
      @Apple - great points. Also, show that get the nuances around answer and if there are trade-offs involved mention that they exist and ask your interviewer if they're interested in you breaking them down.

      Also, you're going to need some luck. Almost everyone I've talked to who was hired is really glad they don't have to interview again. We all know that even if you have everything they're looking for, you still have to roll a 20 on HC.
      Sep 27, 2019
  • Google aoepqlsnsl
    Well, you did a good job on all, you didn't do a great job on any. When HC looked at your profile and compared it with the level, your were not suitable for that level, probably good for a lower level. If there is no job role at lower level, then it's a rejection.

    Sorry about this. Good luck next time
    Sep 26, 2019 1
  • HP / IT
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    🙄🙄 stupid Google
    Sep 26, 2019 0
  • WeWork RPvk36
    Really during all my interactions with google they have mostly come across as super arrogant. I feel like it is not that nice of a place to work for anymore; lots of pretentious nerds that feel they cant do wrong because they work at goog.
    Sep 26, 2019 2
    • Google brownapkin
      Sorry about that, I have mostly come across very good folks so.....
      Sep 26, 2019
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      I'm not saying you're wrong but dude, you work for a company that most consider textbook real estate fraud
      Sep 26, 2019
  • It’s Google. They’re freaks.
    Sep 26, 2019 0
  • Facebook Pack-Man
    I had the same experience. Although one of my interview didn’t go that great
    Sep 26, 2019 0

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