Do interview questions at google, especially for S&O roles lean more towards asking about past experience (tell me about a time when) or hypothetical (what if abc happened)? I don’t have a strategy / ops background (I’m coming from finance) but I’ve studied a lot of case studies etc and think I could do great in hypothetical and case study questions. But maybe not the past experience questions, because I just haven’t run into all these scenarios

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Skewed towards hypothetical for me (L5 S&O)

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Did you interview recently? I have a S&O L5 interview coming up and would love to learn more if you’re up for it.

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I was asked experience questions

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I’m not in S&O, I was answering for interview questions in general

The prep call led by a recruiter said to expect half and half but I think it depends on what number interview. The first one leans role-related knowledge I believe.

When thinking of past experiences think of the transferable skills like stakeholder management, communication, analytics, project management, collaboration.

If they want to interview you, it’s because you have the right experience. You just need frame it that way.

Good luck! Hope to see you on the other side.

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Had an S&O interview recently with a heavy focus on the case question. Many sub-questions to the main case question. Then 1 behavioral and 1 hypo. Not sure exactly the leveling. Hoping I move forward.

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Did you land an offer? Any tips or tricks?

Depends on your experience - the more YOE, the higher the share of experience questions. For L3/L4 I would expect more hypotheticals - especially around leadership.

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