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Google | L6 | Seattle  [Offer]

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YOE: 11

 

Preparation: Approx 150 (110 easy, 30 med, 10 hard) leetcode questions in 3 weeks. 80% coding, 20% system, 0% behavioral studying (over 3 weeks).

 

Phone Screen: Skipped.

 

Onsite (each round was 55 min):

 

 

Met with recruiter and chatted for 10 minutes.

 

 

Code: 1 med-permutation, 1 hard-graph (I never encoutered these questions on LC practise). First problem, whiteboarded my thoughts, coded on laptop and took approx 35 min due to many lines of code. Second problem, just gave algorithmic solution on whiteboard.

 

 

Code: 2 medium-recursion backtracking and string manipulation (I never encoutered these questions on LC practise). First problem, whiteboarded my thoughts, coded on laptop and took approx 30 min. Second problem, just gave algorithmic solution on whiteboard. Then had about 5 minutes remaining to chat.

 

 

Overall, coding was fine as I gave what I thought were optimal solutions and self-tested my code with examples. Interviewers didn't ask any followup, just figure out the time/space complexities.

 

 

Lunch. Chatted with a manager.

 

 

Googleyness/Behavioral. Standard leadership and work experience questions. I had a good amount of experience to answer all the questions.

 

 

Domain Expertise/Design. I was comfortable with this portion as I consider myself very knowledgable. I was able to have a good conversation with Google's expert.

 

 

General System Design. Based question on interviewer's recent project. So it was not a typical design question you see on the internet. My solution was purely based on-the-fly thinking and using my past experience.

 

 

Hiring commitee approved a few weeks later. My thoughts for L6 level is that design and behavioral have large weights in the decision, but you still need to be a good coder.

 

Overall: Great experience. Recruiter and interviewers were friendly and respectful.
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