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Govtcheez
11-04-2004, 11:54 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/11/04/us.googlingen.ap/index.html

Perspective
11-04-2004, 12:33 PM
Youve never seent the "Google Labs Aptitude Test"?

Theres a copy of it here.
http://www.google.com/googleblog/2004/09/pencils-down-people.html

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XSquared
11-04-2004, 12:46 PM
I know a couple of upper-year CS students here at Waterloo who are going to be working at Google. Hopefully I'll get a co-op there someday.

SilentStrike
11-04-2004, 01:03 PM
I have a job offer from Google :).

Sang-drax
11-04-2004, 01:11 PM
Here's some more information about the google aptitiude test:
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/news/2004-10-13/google/

Govtcheez
11-04-2004, 01:19 PM
I have a job offer from Google :).
Oh, cool - you got the offer?

Tell us about it!

SilentStrike
11-04-2004, 08:06 PM
Yeah.. they gave me an offer. The interviews were interesting, and in retrospect, I probably did better during them than I thought that I did. They asked some really good questions. I've only been on an interview with one other company so far, but Google's interview was challenging and fun, if a bit unsettling, where as the other interview I was at was really boring.

They flew me out to California, paid for a nice hotel, I got to see the Googleplex (that place is definitely nice).

Govtcheez
11-04-2004, 08:21 PM
So what was the position? Are you going to take it?

SilentStrike
11-04-2004, 08:30 PM
They offered me a job as a Software Engineer. I am going to apply to graduate school and see where I can go before I decide (maybe being a PhD student at MIT is better than working at Google... I'll make that decision if I have to). All my friend say I should work at google, but my professors say I should go to grad school, so I am somewhat torn.

sand_man
11-04-2004, 08:32 PM
they are a cool company arent they?

...an employee-friendly culture that offers free meals...

Govtcheez
11-04-2004, 08:37 PM
I dunno man, you can always do grad school later. Whatever happens, congrats!

Zach L.
11-04-2004, 09:29 PM
Yeah, Google has been placing all sorts of recruitment stuff in one of my school's newspapers. There were some full page ad puzzles, the Google Labs Aptitude Test has appeared twice, and the latest is this cardboard insert entitled "How to Care for Your Big, Wonderful High-Performance Brain", and there is a bunch of random trivia on the back.

Did you know that Einstein's brain was about 170 grams below the human average, and the outermost covering of the brain is called "dura mater" - Latin for "hard mother"?

Good stuff. :)

Darkness
11-05-2004, 09:40 AM
They offered me a job as a Software Engineer. I am going to apply to graduate school and see where I can go before I decide (maybe being a PhD student at MIT is better than working at Google... I'll make that decision if I have to). All my friend say I should work at google, but my professors say I should go to grad school, so I am somewhat torn.

If you really can do grad school at MIT, and you pass that up for google, I will kill you.

There's a girl here I've been hanging out with that chose my school over MIT, and I was just like "the hell is wrong with you?"

Thantos
11-05-2004, 09:48 AM
If you really can do grad school at MIT, and you pass that up for google, I will kill you.

There's a girl here I've been hanging out with that chose my school over MIT, and I was just like "the hell is wrong with you?"
Maybe she doesn't like the environment at MIT. When I transfer to the UC system I could go to UC Berkeley but I'm not going to. I don't like the environment there and so I'll go to UC Davis which is a "lesser" University as far as engineering goes.

Darkness
11-05-2004, 09:52 AM
That's actually exactly what she said...she said she didn't think the learning environment would be all that great, and she mentioned something about intellectual elitists.

I have an ex-girlfriend who goes to harvard, and that's the exact type of problem she's run into...you have a lot of really bright people, but everyone thinks they're better than everyone else, all at the same time.

edit:
and both of these girls are really nice, easy to get along with, hard working, and absolutely brilliant (and hot, tee hee)

edit1:
although to be fair, I don't like it a whole lot where I'm at. I am probably going to transfer to mechanical engineering, from EE/CE, and spend all of my time working on physics programs and learning to play the piano...otherwise, I'm just not learning a whole hell of a lot. That's part of the reason I tried army rotc, to do something new, but i"m probably also going to be getting out of that shortly

edit2:
wow, uc berkeley? That and the marines...you're obviously a 'go get em' type of dude, very admirable. I guess you're good ta go :)

Zach L.
11-05-2004, 03:00 PM
MITers are mostly good people. They just don't sleep a lot. You get used to it, though. :)
Certainly, there are some elitists, and probably more than other places, but they are fairly easy to avoid.

RoD
11-05-2004, 03:06 PM
id work for google but half the words in that article threw me off LOL

Darkness
11-05-2004, 03:36 PM
MITers are mostly good people. They just don't sleep a lot. You get used to it, though. :)
Certainly, there are some elitists, and probably more than other places, but they are fairly easy to avoid.

Do you or somebody you know go there?

Zach L.
11-05-2004, 03:46 PM
I'm a freshman there (or here, rather).

Darkness
11-05-2004, 04:16 PM
Cool dude, my hat goes off to ya! What major/college are you in? Doing a lot of math I hope! :)

edit

i don't actually have a hat :( but most of the time pepole write 'lol' without actually laughing, so im good

edit1

the Ahmed Chalabi guy that has been in the news is an MIT trained mathematician

Zach L.
11-06-2004, 12:07 AM
Thanks. :)
Well, there are some oddball characters here. ;)
Anyway, I can't declare a major until the end of freshman year. It'll be some pair of aero/astro engineering, physics, and linguistics (which I may end up just choosing as my required humanities concentration). Should be fun.

Out of curiosity, what school do you go to?