Glassdoor.com, a free career community where anyone can find and anonymously share an inside look at jobs and companies, sifted through thousands of interview questions users posted on the site in 2010 to come up with the top 25 oddball interview questions.
While most interviews are stressful, these questions show that some companies can be downright militaristic when it comes to grilling potential employees.
The top 10 questions and companies who asked them are:
1. “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?”
Asked at Goldman Sachs.
2. “How many ridges [are there] around a quarter?”
Asked at Deloitte.
3. “What is the philosophy of Martial Arts?”
Asked at Aflac.
4. “Explain [to] me what has happened in this country during the last 10 years.”
Asked at Boston Consulting.
5. “Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are.”
Asked at Capital One.
6. “How many basketball[s] can you fit in this room”
Asked at Google.
7. “Out of 25 horses, pick the fastest 3 horses. In each race, only 5 horses can run at the same time. What is the minimum number of races required?”
Asked at Bloomberg LP.
8. “If you could be any superhero, who would it be?”
Asked at AT&T.
9. “You have a birthday cake and have exactly 3 slices to cut it into 8 equal pieces. How do you do it?”
Asked at Blackrock.
10. “Given the numbers 1 to 1000, what is the minimum numbers guesses needed to find a specific number if you are given the hint “higher” or “lower” for each guess you make.”
Asked at Facebook.
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