10 real tech job interview questions you don't want to be asked

The gigs at top tech companies are notoriously competitive. Tales of free food, company swag, and decked out offices draw applicants from top universities and companies around the world.

Using Glassdoor’s interview review section, we’ve picked out of the toughest (and weirdest) interview questions asked of applicants for jobs at Google, Microsoft, and Twitter.

We hope you never encounter these, but study up — you never know what your next job might hold.

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How would you design and test a toaster?

Job: Senior program manager

Company: Microsoft

You come to work and it's your first day. There is no one in the office expect for a few interns, but nobody is there to tell you what to do. What will you do?

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Job: Account executive and sales solution professional

Company: Microsoft

Design a vending machine

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Job: Principal program manager

Company: Microsoft

If you had to paint all the buildings in New York, how much paint would it take?

Job: Business systems analyst

Company: Google

Every city has a calendar with different holiday periods. You may travel to another city only on the weekends. What is the maximum days of holidays that you can get in a year?


Job: Software engineer

Company: Google

How will you tell your manager that you have to bring your pet dog to work because no one takes care of it, taking into account one of your colleagues has a dog allergy?

How many golf balls can you fit in a school bus?

Job: Account manager

Company: Twitter

You have a law degree, why are you interested in legal policy when this will not lead you to a position on the legal team?

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Job: Legal policy associate

Company: Twitter

I don't like the titles on your resume, why do you think you're a good fit for this role?

Job: Director of sales learning

Company: Twitter

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