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Comment: Interviewed at Google at age 46 (Score 1) 339

by gatkinso (#49545623) Attached to: Median Age At Google Is 29, Says Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Didn't get the job - the reason is because their evaluation criteria is heavily skewed on academic CS skills: sorting, data structures, stuff like that. It is a good system, but it tends to filter out guys like me who have been in industry for decades and cannot remember the details of merge sort. They readily admit this aspect - at least they did to me.

Also, the writing code into a shared Google Doc was a bit cumbersome to say the least. Even though my stuff turned out to compile and run (and get the right result... I cut and paste into a dev env afterwards to verify... which I thought to be incredible considering I cold typed it into the equivalent of MS Word) I didn't get the gig. C'est la vie.

As of next Tuesday, C will be flushed in favor of COBOL. Please update your programs.