Trust people’s experience with where they worked and what projects they worked on.
You need to ask yourself would you want your boss looking over your shoulder as you code and…
Chris Sanders

A whole lot of people I’ve interviewed have decent looking resumes, and can even answer some questions about the language, but can’t code even the simplest thing. They can’t do FizzBuzz, or fetch data from a public API, or iterate through a list and log the data to the console…

Just because somebody worked for Google doesn’t mean they wrote good code for Google. Maybe they served on the QA team, or maybe they lied about working for Google?

Whatever the case, skipping code tests is a bad idea.