17 Former Google Interview Questions So Ridiculous That The Company Banned Them From Being Asked
Caroline MossJul 8, 2014, 22:49 IST
Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous.
There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards (like not hiring anyone who attended a college outside of the Ivy League) that will knock a candidate out of the race before he even approaches the starting line.
Google used to be the shining example of these practices. It had high standards and asked silly questions.
How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?
Why are manhole covers round?
You need to check that your friend, Bob, has your correct phone number, but you cannot ask him directly...
How many piano tuners are there in the entire world?
Every man in a village of 100 married couples has cheated on his wife...
A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?
How many times a day does a clock's hands overlap?
How many vacuums are made per year in USA?
Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco.
Explain the significance of "Dead Beef."
If a person dials a sequence of numbers on the telephone, what possible words/strings can be formed from the letters associated with those numbers?
You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?
How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?
You have two eggs and get access to a one-hundred-story building...
You have to get from point A to point B. You don’t know if you can get there. What would you do?
You are at a party with a friend and 10 people are present (including you and the friend)...
Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew.
Now check out some of the answers to these questions!