Jan 08, 2019 - 03:05 PM
Google is a very large and complex organization, distributed across several time zones. Hiring managers and teams at Google are very busy, all of which makes it difficult for recruiters to move candidates through the process quickly. Everyone on the hiring team has only a few blocks of free time available in a given week, and consequently finding mutually agreeable times is difficult. Likewise, several people need to read your resume on top of all the work they are already doing. They often need reminders from recruiters to read resumes and offer their feedback.
And in general, the pace of the Google hiring process is different than a lot of organizations. Hiring decisions are usually made by consensus, and hiring teams at Google will take all the time they need to get consensus about a candidate.
Aug 18, 2018 - 12:13 AM
Whereas Applicant Tracking Systems allow for quick sorting of qualified candidates, getting an interview call from Google may take a little longer because real, live, human Google recruiters read each application. They know the jobs available and the type of people they want to fill them. Their job is to choose the most qualified candidates and schedule them for interviews.
Candidates undergo two interviews. The first interview is over the phone or via Google Hangouts, and you'll be talking to a potential manager or peer. The second interview is onsite with four "Googlers" consisting of potential team mates and other employees. After deliberation, this group will forward their recommendations to a hiring committee for further review.
The hiring committee makes a recommendation to a senior leader. If the senior leader approves the recommendation, it goes on to executive review for final approval. If approved at the executive level, you receive an offer. Learn more about Google's hiring process in detail at anchor text.