Google is a multinational, publicly-traded organization built around the company's hugely popular search engine. Google's other enterprises include Internet analytics, cloud computing, advertising technologies, and Web app, browser and operating system development.
Google is looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our teams. If you’re looking for a place that values your curiosity, passion, and desire to learn, if you’re seeking colleagues who are big thinkers eager to take on fresh challenges as a team, then you’re a future Googler.
Google offers various internship programs which last about 12-14 weeks long. Their programs include Business Internship, MBA Internship, BOLD Internship, Legal Internship, Career Internship, STEP, User Experience Internship, Associate Product Manager Internship, Mechanical Engineering Internship, and Hardware Engineering Internship. A Google spokesperson says Google accepts only 1,500 interns out of 40,000 applicants every year in the United States.
Initial Resume Screen
The process begins with an initial resume screen as roles become available. Depending on available roles and regions you apply to, you may receive a follow-up survey.
The next step in the process is a phone interview with HR to better understand your background and see if it could be a fit. The call should last around 20 minutes. Unlike most companies, Google goes past just the behavioral and will often ask technical questions in the first phone interview, so be prepared.
Phone Technical Interview(s)
There are then usually 1-2 more phone interviews, this time purely technical.
If decided to move on to the next round, there is an optional essay (but strongly recommended to be submitted) regarding skills and preferences.
There will be a couple more interviews past this stage. Typically one that is purely behavioral and one that is technical.
At this stage, the recruiters will send your hiring packet (resume, interview results, etc) to the hiring committee to review and decide whether to recommend to hire the applicants. There are 3 possible outcomes: hire, no hire, or extra interview.
Reach out to your alumni network or employees via LinkedIn and see if they can offer you insight into Google and the interview process.
Do research on Google, such as their company values, current projects, company goals, etc.
The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.
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