1. Hiring committee
Most of the people in hiring committee are biased. They make decision in first 10 seconds of an interview. First impression of candidate defines most of the things about an interview. Google’s hiring committee has lot of responsibilities. Their sole focus is to maintain the quality. Hiring committee at Google is an independent body.
2. Brain teasers
Google has reputation of asking brain teasers during a job interview. Candidates are forced to think out of the box to answer to these brain teasers. Hiring committee has designed very intelligent case questions and brain teasers that tests various abilities of candidate. Best part is, there is no correlation between an ability to answer and bagging the job seat.
3. Managers don’t have powers
Google believes that best people need not be managed. In Google, managers don’t have all the power. Everybody is supposed to do their assigned/chosen work. Managers don’t get involved in all kinds of tasks. They believe that they have hired the best people for the job.
4. Focus on small things
Google pays very keen attention to minute details. People at Google are taught to master one particular skill, get immediate feedback and repeat the same in course direction. These kind of initiatives have helped Google in figuring out the kind of skills people need to practice on.
5. Pay isn’t fair
Many enthusiast candidates expect that Google will offer big fat salary check but, that is not the real case. It has happened in Google before that, an employee receives a stock award of $10,000. On the other hand, the employee in same job role received a stock award of $1 million. The talent doesn’t follow the equal distribution. Rather, the talent follows proportional distribution.