Before looking forward to sending your resumes to your dream companies, prepare yourself with these tricky head-scratchers.
America’s top companies are playing with your minds with these tricky questions.
To find these odd yet tricky questions, Business Insider researched hundreds of reviews on Glassdoor of people who recently interviewed, and came out with some of the best tricky questions these top companies are asking.
Some of these questions may seem odd and nonsense, but they are asked to judge you with your answers in one way or another.
‘How many pianos are in Poland?’ —Boston Consulting Group intern candidate
‘If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?’ —Google associate account-strategist candidate
‘How many Big Macs does McDonald’s sell each year in the US?’ —Facebook data scientist candidate
‘How many ping pong balls would fill this room we are in right now?’ —LinkedIn sales manager candidate
‘Choose a city and estimate how many piano tuners operate a business there’ —Google product manager candidate
‘How much do you charge to wash every window in Seattle?’ —Facebook online-sales-operations candidate
‘What is the angle between the hour and the minute hand at three fifteen?’ —Fast Enterprises implementation consultant candidate
‘How would you evaluate the value of a cow?’ —Bain intern candidate
‘How much does a 747 plane taking off from La Guardia en route to London Heathrow weigh?’ —Bain consultant candidate
‘How many children are born every day?’ —Apple global-supply-manager candidate
‘Who is the leader you admire most?’ —Boston Consulting Group associate candidate
‘If I was talking to your best friend, what is one thing they would say you need to work on?’ —Apple red-zone specialist candidate
‘Let’s say I’m your manager and you get hired at Bain. At the end of one year, what will I write in your performance review?’ —Bain associate consultant candidate
‘If you could be remembered for one sentence, what would it be?’ —Google associate account strategist candidate
‘If you were standing in a crowd of people, how would you stand out?’ —Microsoft site-manager candidate
‘How many postmen are in this city?’ —McKinsey business analyst candidate
‘What is the minimum amount of times you can grab a sock out of a drawer that has fifty white socks and fifty black socks to make sure you have two that match?’ —Fast Enterprises implementation consultant candidate
‘If I give you $1 million right now, what would you do?’ —Google associate account strategist candidate
‘How would you build Facebook for blind people?’ —Facebook product manager candidate
‘If you had a choice between two superpowers — being invisible or flying — which would you choose?’ —Microsoft high-level product-lead/evangelist candidate
‘When do you want to retire?’ —Adobe senior instructional designer candidate
‘At this stage in your life would you prefer earning or learning?’ —Google software engineer candidate
‘Give me the book title and chapter titles for a major accomplishment [of yours].’ —McKinsey summer associate candidate
‘Write a program to simulate the writing of a ransom note given a magazine from which letters can be extracted.’ —Microsoft software engineer candidate
‘What was your best day in the last four years? What was your worst?’ —Apple engineering project manager candidate