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Sep 7, 2013

Interview Question for Division Order Analyst at Kaiser-Francis:

“Why do you think you can do for me that someone else cannot?”

Aug 25, 2013

Interview Question for Software Development Engineer II at Amazon.com:

“Can't go into detail because of the NDA. But basically 1 OO/design problem. 2 silly puzzle-solving algorithms. Both involved traversing matrices.”

Nov 14, 2012

Interview Question for Ruby Developer at Groupon:

“Tiresome puzzle questions. Recommend looking up the standard ones and their solutions (no, these don't make someone a better software designer or programmer - they're a waste of time).

Be prepared…”

Aug 29, 2012

Interview Question for Lot Associate at The Home Depot:

“What would you do if our CEO came into our store?”

Sep 22, 2011

Interview Question for Software Engineer at SmartZip Analytics:

“How long would it take for a set of ants to eventually walk off of a stick, if the ants would walk along the stick, instantly reversing course if they bumped into each other?”

Jan 27, 2011

Interview Question for Program Manager at Microsoft:

“You are on a game show. There are three doors, behind one of which is a prize and the other two is a chunk of coal, and the host knows which door holds the prize. You choose door #1. Before it is…”

Oct 1, 2010

Interview Question for Financial Software Developer at Bloomberg L.P.:

1 of 1 found helpful

“An array of 99 elements contains integers from 1 to 100 with one missing element. Find the missing element.”

Feb 14, 2010

Interview Question for DSP Firmware Engineer Wireless Modem at Qualcomm:

“Given 25 red balls & 25 blue balls. Arrange them in 2 bowls such that when a ball is picked randomly from one of bowls, the probability of picking red ball is maximum??”

Jul 31, 2009

Interview Question for Quantitative Developer at Bank of America:

1 of 1 found helpful

“How to measure 9 minutes using only a 4 minute and 7 minute hourglass”

Mar 18, 2009

Interview Question for Software Engineer at Business Logic:

2 of 2 found helpful

“You have two strings and a lighter. Each string takes one hour to burn, but they burn at variable rates. So for example, after 30 minutes, you have no idea how much of the string has burnt. Using…”