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September 18th, 2009

google, redux @ 09:44 pm

Current Mood: numb not turning cartwheels, no sir

I got a call from google today; after 2.5 months and five rounds of interviews, they decided that they're not going to expand the Tokyo office at all, and would I be interested in a job in Mountain View or Sydney instead?

n.b.: I haven't actually been referred to the hiring committee yet, even.
 
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From:g_na
Date:September 18th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
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When F still worked at Google he never wanted to refer friends to them because they have the most horrendous hiring practices. He saw so many great people get thrown by the wayside for lame-ass reasons such as this. Why on earth did they string you along for so long? Grrr. I'm sorry it ended up this way.
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From:valree
Date:September 18th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Boo Google, Boo.
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From:agntprovocateur
Date:September 18th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
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What the.... ???!! it's like a wishy washy relationship
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From:cryo
Date:September 19th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
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lame... on Gojira scale lame.
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From:rightsock
Date:September 21st, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
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You should have sent me email, so I can add internal commentary to your interview packet. Actually, if you've been through that many cycles, yes your packet HAS gone to an interview committee. There's usually one after the first/second phone screen, and then any in-person.

Sadly, this is completely normal for a google interview experience. It takes months sometimes. Being in an unusual circumstance (not having made up their minds about a office expansion) doubles the time frame.

email or chat me up some time, I'll be happy to dig and do internal research for you.
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From:moof
Date:September 22nd, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
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Well, my resume was internally submitted by manojk@ (with whom I chat on a regular basis) - and to be honest, I completely forgot you also worked at goog.

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