Entirely a nonfactor. I do not boast a Ph.D, or any other graduate degree, and that has had absolutely no bearing on my success at Google.
There are a lot of Ph.D holders and even former tenured professors around here. There are also folks who did not graduate from an undergraduate institution. The common thread? Smart people who are evaluated on the bas... (more)
Others have already given examples of companies with tough interviews. Instead I'm going to debate the premise of the question.
A pattern I've seen over and over (myself included) is people gravitating towards the "hard problems" without regard to whether those problems are relevant or meaningful. People give all sorts of reasons for this but I think at ... (more)
Google is no different from any of the other major tech companies, particularly for programming interviews.
The stories you hear about "crazy" Google interview questions are mostly myths. Most boil down to two sources: one person who has never worked at a tech company and another person who did work at Google but posted a misleading article relabeling no... (more)