Strange job interview questions from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco

Nov. 23, 2015

As noted at The Independent (UK), Business Insider's Rachel Gillett has sifted through hundreds of reviews on Glassdoor, submitted by people who recently interviewed at the top 50 American companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Cisco and Intel.

Some bizarre questions are being asked by the mega-companies' job interviewers. Apparently designed to gauge candidates' mental agility, head-scratcher inquiries flagged in the report include the following:

Facebook - For a data-scientist position: "How many Big Macs does McDonald's sell each year in the US?"

- For a product-manager position: "Choose a city and estimate how many piano tuners operate a business there."

Microsoft - For a high-level product-lead/evangelist position: "If you had a choice between two superpowers — being invisible or flying — which would you choose?"

Intel - For a hardware-engineer position: "Design a spice rack for the blind."

Cisco - For a senior technical-writer position: "What kind of tree would you be?"

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