Google often ranks high as a top employer in annual company rankings and surveys, and a big part of it is because of the high salaries and company culture.
A verified director of engineering at Google recently hosted an “ask me anything” session on the professional social network Blind. In the interview, the 16-year veteran with stints at Amazon, Apple and PayPal who makes $1.5 million in total compensation explained how engineers could advance their careers and more.
Many technology companies ask engineers to complete one or more problems on a virtual or in-person whiteboard or take-home assignment when interviewing. The goal of the technical interview is to gauge the understanding of concepts, such as algorithms and data structures.
“Either your network recommends you or a recruiter comes across your LinkedIn,” noted the engineering leader. “Keep your LinkedIn up to date and relevant with high-level details only.”
Do not expect a quick interview. Look out for a very involved process, as other leaders at the company need to vet senior hires.