Microsoft: “If you had a choice between two superpowers — being invisible or flying — which would you choose?” – For a high-level Product-Lead/Evangelist position.
It’s funny what people can do to have a clue to like-able job interview questions (up and down sighs) but I bet you will be puzzled if you know the kind of questions big tech companies like Facebook, Apple, Google and Intel to mention a few, ask their high-level officers to be.
Below is a few of such bizarre questions generated from reviews submitted by employees on a renown site, Glassdoor.
“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?”
– For an Associate-Account-Strategist position in Google.
“If you could be remembered for one sentence, what would it be?”
– Also for an Associate-Account-Strategist position in Google.
“Choose a city and estimate how many piano tuners operate a business there.”
– For a Product-Manager position in Google.
“How many Big Macs does McDonald’s sell each year in the US?”
– For a Data-Scientist position in Facebook.
“How much do you charge to wash every window in Seattle?”
– For an Online-Sales-Operations position in Facebook.
“How many children are born every day?”
– For a Global-Supply-Manager position in Apple.
“If I was talking to your best friend, what is one thing they would say you need to work on?”
– For a Red-Zone-Specialist position.
“What do you do if you are approached by an employee who is complaining about a colleague who has horrible body odor?”
– For an Operations-Leader position.
“What kind of tree would you be?”
– For a Senior Technical-Writer position
“Design a spice rack for the blind.”
– For a Hardware-Engineer position.
In a way, you will admit that as bizarre as the questions may be, they are quite intelligent so don’t go knocking yourself out because you have an interview with a big tech company or end up turning yourself into a laughing stock. Rather, be on point and don’t freak out. Its all a trick!