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47 Real Google Interview Questions

Shailesh Sharma


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  1. What is your favourite Google product, and how would you improve it?
  2. If you wanted to bring your dog to work but one of your team members was allergic to dogs what would you do?
  3. If ads were removed from YouTube, how would you monetize it?
  4. What do you know about Google?
  5. YouTube Watch Time is down by 5%. How would you go about this?
  6. The number of Trips on Uber has reduced by 10%. How would you go about this?
  7. Open Rate of Amazon Notifications was down by 20%. How would you go about this?
  8. Engagement on Netflix is down by 5%, How would you go about this?
  9. The response rate of LinkedIn Messages is Down by 5%, How would you go about this?
  10. Amazon Marketplace Orders are down by 6% Week on Week on the Platform. Diagnose this?
  11. Google Pay has seen a 15% drop in Rewards Redemption on the Platform, Diagnose this?
  12. Zomato has seen a 10% drop in engagement in User Generated Content on the Platform, Diagnose this?
  13. Design an evacuation plan for the building.
  14. Which do you think has more advertising potential in Boston, a flower shop or a funeral home?
  15. A coin was flipped 1000 times and there were 560 heads. Do you think the coin is biased?
  16. What does being Googley mean to you?
  17. Name a prank you would pull on x manager if you were hired.
  18. What is your opinion on whether or not individuals should be required to use their official name when opening a Gmail or Google + account?
  19. What would you want to do if you didn’t have to work?
  20. What scares you?
  21. How many ways can you think of to find a needle in a haystack?
  22. Estimate the number of tennis balls that can fit into a plane. — Intern, December 2015
  23. If you could be remembered for one sentence, what would it be?
  24. If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  25. How do you think the digital advertising world will change in the next 3 years?
  26. What three things would you change at your university/workplace if you were CEO today?
  27. Describe AdWords to a seven-year-old.
  28. You have a grocery delivery service (similar to Amazon Fresh) which delivers food within 24 hours. Estimate how many trucks you need to operate this service?
  29. How would you explain cloud computing to a 6-year-old?
  30. Tell me what you think about Google charging users $1/month to use Gmail.
  31. How many haircuts do you think happen in America every year?
  32. List six things that make you nervous?
  33. Tell me something about you that isn’t on your resume?
  34. What is the market for driverless cars in the year 2020?
  35. Model raindrops falling on a sidewalk (sidewalk is 1m and raindrops are 1cm). How could we know when the sidewalk is completely wet?
  36. How would I explain the importance of HTML 5 to Larry Page and then to my grandma?
  37. If I gave you 10 million dollars right now, what would you do?
  38. Define a service that would allow you to travel to the future?
  39. Would you remove the link to an extremist piece of writing?
  40. How could you solve humankind’s biggest crisis given one billion dollars and a spacecraft?
  41. You have a colony on Mars that you want to communicate with. How do you build a system to communicate with them?
  42. How many cars travel across a bridge each day?
  43. If you had access to a bank’s database, how would you use that information to design an ATM for elderly people?
  44. How would you improve a shoe factory?
  45. Design a mobile social app for a chain of local orthodontist offices.
  46. What are the number of new book titles published in the US each year?
  47. How would you solve homelessness in downtown San Francisco?

25 Interview Questions with Answers

  1. Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  2. Question 2: What are your strengths?
  3. Question 3: What is your weakness?
  4. Question 4: Why should we hire you?
  5. Question 5: Why do you want to join this company?
  6. Question 6: Tell me about a time you showed leadership.
  7. Question 7: Tell me about a time you were successful on a team.
  8. Question 8: What would your co-workers say about you?
  9. Question 9: Why do you want to leave your current role?
  10. Question 10: Describe your most challenging project.
  11. Question 11: Tell me about something you’ve accomplished that you are proud of.
  12. Question 12: What are your salary expectations?
  13. Question 13: Tell me about a time you managed conflicting priorities.
  14. Question 14: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  15. Question 15: Tell me about a time you failed or made a mistake.
  16. Question 16: Tell me about a time you worked with a difficult person.
  17. Question 17: Tell me about a time you handled pressure.
  18. Question 18: Tell me about a time you had to learn something quickly.
  19. Question 19: Can you explain the gap in your resume?
  20. Question 20: Tell me about a time you surpassed people’s expectations.
  21. Question 21: What do you like to do outside of work?
  22. Question 22: What are you looking for in your next job?
  23. Question 23: Tell Me about a time you had to persuade someone.
  24. Question 24: Tell me about a time you disagreed with your manager.
  25. Question 25: Tell me about a time when you had to decide without data.

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