Probability to get an offer from Google

Jan 19 12 Comments

I’m not a developer. I’m in business analytics (not DS either).

As many of you did, I wanted to work at Google and I had applied for numerous postions in the past with no response. I wasn’t even disappointed because i knew it was a long shot.

I guess 2020 is my lucky year because I applied for another role on Career site and got a response from the same week!

At first, I was super happy but now I’m anxious not wanting to miss this opportunity.

To set my expectations and not drown from disappointment, does anyone know how many people who start the interview process get offers?

Glassdoor has tons of No Offer interview reviews but also a lot of those are SWE. So i want to believe Google prob has larger number of roles and recruiting activities with SWEs.

That being said, statiscally what would be my chance of getting an offer?

I know this doesn’t help my chance. It’s not like I’m going to give up if someone says 1% and it’s not like I’ll be chill if others say 25%. I’m just so anxious and stressed about this golden opportunity.

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  • Google Ben Dover.
    It is actually more like 0.4%.
    Jan 19 0
  • Microsoft Knows
    100%
    Jan 19 1
    • NBCUniversal melong
      OP
      Ok i’m a woman and this response made me go AWW like a basic bitc*. Thanks for the good energy
      Jan 19
  • Indeed fGVu77
    I think it's less than 2% who apply make it. But since you got this far they're interested in you!
    Jan 19 0
  • New qfvA23
    Remember, you can still learn a lot from a rejection. You learn more about their process, the questions they might ask, etc. So even if it doesn’t pan out, you’ll be better off than you were before. Also keep in mind a ton of people who work at G applied multiple times before getting in. Good luck!
    Jan 19 0
  • Comcast s184je
    Focus on being a likeable person.

    I was rejected twice after onsite for similar roles. Guess they didn’t like my face or I’m not “Googley” enough, whatever the fuck that is. Third time they called, I politely declined.
    Jan 19 2
    • NBCUniversal melong
      OP
      Interesting. Do you know if they’re looking for certain type? Clearly not douche. I’m thinking they might even like a little awkwardness. Of course i’ll just be myself.

      Can i ask why you declined?
      Jan 19
    • Comcast s184je
      When they called a 3rd time, I had accepted a SWE job elsewhere. Other than the pay difference between SWE and analytics, I also thought coding was a better line of work for the long run.

      Not giving up on G entirely. I will apply again after sufficient leetcoding. As hard as that may be, I feel my chances are better under a more objective interview process.
      Jan 19
  • Fors Marsh Group rzBI27
    Congrats on getting a response! It’s impossible to gauge your probability of getting an offer but I can give you an anecdote from my experience.

    It took me dozens of applications and several years to get contacted by a google recruiter. In early 2019, one finally did for a position I never applied for. I did the on-site, interviewed well, but ultimately never made it to HC. A few months later another recruiter reached out for a similar position and it played out the same way. A few months later, another recruiter contacted me and I interviewed and finally got an offer.

    I’m a data person on the non engineering side, as well, and I think one of the challenges for these positions is that you’re generally doing “team matching” during the interview process, not after passing HC. The teams I interviewed with would’ve been the team I would have joined. In every case, they only had one position open, so even though I may have interviewed well every time, there was still someone they might have preferred over me who got the offer.

    With that said, don’t fret it. You’ve got one foot in the door, and as long as you interview well, you’ll continue to stay on their radar and perhaps get contacted again in the near future if you don’t get an offer the first time. One of the perks is that there is no “cool-off” period for non-engineering roles, so you can interview as much as you can.
    Jan 21 1
    • NBCUniversal melong
      OP
      Thank you. This really helps with my anxiety with the understanding that this won’t be my only chance.
      Jan 21
  • Google / Eng Tier 3
    -21.5928%
    Jan 19 1
    • NBCUniversal melong
      OP
      So not only i don’t get offered, i’ll get fired from my job? Great. Thanks
      Jan 19

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