While I did once interview with Google and didn’t make it very far, my friend Rod actually got invited to the Googleplex to interview but ultimately was not offered a job. However, that wasn’t the end of the saga. In fact I just re-read his original post about his visit there and noticed that Chris DiBona stopped by to comment– cool!
Strangely enough I’ve been recruited by them several times since the aforementioned blog post and honestly I wasn’t the most responsive to their queries. I feel like I still have some more experience in implementing algorithms to do and I felt it was a waste of both of our time to go through another interview process until that’s happened.
It’s actually been awhile since I’ve heard from them at this point, so perhaps I have finally been blacklisted. I keep reading about how they are always changing their recruiting tactics, so who knows.