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With the help of employee-reviews site Glassdoor.com’s Interview Questions & Reviews section, we’ve compiled 17 of the strangest interview questions asked in the past few months.The questions come from interviews with companies including Walmart, Google, and JPMorgan Chase.
They include brainteasers:
“There are 25 horses and 5 race tracks. How many races need to be run to select the top 5 horses?”
And the insulting:
“What would you say if I told you that you aren’t ambitious?”
They are 17 real-life interview questions you never, ever want to be asked in a job interview.
If for some reason you came in late to work (weather, woke up late, etc), how would you compensate our company for the time?
Having an infinite supply of water and two containers, one for 3 litres and one for 5 litres, how would you measure 4 litres?
You are on a game show. There are three doors. Behind one of them is a prize; the other two have coal. The host knows which door holds the prize. You choose door #1. Before it is opened, the host opens door #3 and reveals a lump of coal. You have the choice to stick with the door you chose originally or switch to door #2. What do you do?
Three friends with different salaries need to find out their average salary without revealing individual salaries to each other. How?
How many scale measurements does it take to know which of eight balls weighs the most? How many would 28 balls take?
You are a new manager at Burger King. On your first day, your senior manager tells you that sales have dropped 50% from the previous quarter. What are the 3 questions you would ask?
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