I have been working at Google full-time
Benefits, work culture, compensation, work-life balance
Too large a company, lesser ownership.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Google (Menlo Park, CA (US)) in April 2018.
Applied for the position online and got contacted by a recruiter within a few days. The recruiter set up a phone screen immediately and went over the logistics. She passed along my info to the scheduler for them to set up the interview with a team member. Had the phone interview after a week or so and was mainly asked about my previous projects, my experience with different methods, etc. I waited for another week to hear from the recruiter that the team they'd matched me with did not have immediate openings so they decided not to further pursue my candidacy.
The recruiter was highly professional, friendly and communicative. The interviewer I talked with seemed busy typing notes for the most part and did not express much enthusiasm. Had some awkward silences in between. He didn't introduce himself (or was not supposed to) and the questions were mostly prompted on the spot or rolled out according to my answers. Wish I had more say in the team choice.