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November 24, 2008, 16:56

I'm actually a Google engineer...

It sounds like you did all the right things to get in and did pretty well in the interviews, because you got all the way through to the end.

I would like to point out that we know very well that our interview process leaves some good people "on the table"; the reason is that a bad engineer can be extremely destructive to the development process. I'd say that about half the candidates I interview that I'm sure are going to get in, don't.

In order to get in, you can't have made a lot of mistakes, and at least two people have to be very enthusiastic. If I knew anything at all about your interview in specific :-D I wouldn't say anything but my guess is you got right to the end to the committee and on the balance they said, "Slightly too many goofs, slightly too little enthusiasm from interviewers, next time."

I'm very glad that you had a good time otherwise, and would like to thank you for applying and all your hard work (and would note to you that we allow people to apply again after a year, hint hint...)

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