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### Field Coordinator at Nielsen was asked...

Feb 27, 2010
 A study has a quota of 200. If you can expect 80% of you sample to recovery in 6 days, how many pieces of sample will need to be added to the study in order to reach quota in 6 days.4 Answers250I think the correct answer would be "50" because they ask how many pieces will need to be added.80% of 200 is 160 so would it be 40 that is needed?Show More Responses200/80% = 200/0.80 = 250 Hence, sample need to be added = 250- 200 = 50

### Plant Engineer, Sales, Field Technician at Emerson was asked...

Jun 8, 2009
 How would you handle a differing opinion from another experienced Engineer.1 AnswerLet him explain his position in detail. Agree with as much as I can, using "I" statements, never using "I don't think YOU. . ." Additionally, I use alot of diagram detail to explain my positions, which proves confidence and most people are visual learners.

Jan 3, 2013
 The one unscripted question was: I am a customer, and you wrote the estimate on my car up as a 3 hour repair on the quarter panel, and I say I want it replaced. What do you say?1 AnswerI would reference the company policy explaining that the amount of damage done to the quarter panels warrants a repair, not a replacement. If the customer fears the safety of the car will be compromised, I would ensure them that the damage was mostly cosmetic and not structural.

### Field Specialist at Schlumberger was asked...

Mar 11, 2014
 On a clock, what is the difference in the angle of the minute hand and the hour hand when the clock shows 3:15.5 AnswersYou can answer this question a number of ways with trig. But the simplest way is to think about it. a Circle (clock) is 360 degrees. A clock as 60 mniutes on it. 360/60=6 degrees per minute If the clock reads 3:15, that means the hour hand is on the 3, and the minute hand is 1 minute past the 3. Therefore the answer is: 6 degreesThe minute hand is front of the hour hand.The answer is simply, ZERO!Show More ResponsesIf a clock reads 3:15, then the minute hand is on the "3" (at zero degrees given a standard unit circle configuration). The hour hand is a little ways past the 3, a quarter of the way to the 4. There are 360/12= 30 degrees in each hour section. Since the hour hand has advanced a quarter of the way through the 3-4 hour section, 30/4= 7.5 degrees. So the hour hand is at -7.5 degrees and the minute hand at 0 degrees. There is a 7.5 degree difference.6 degrees

### Field Engineer at Schlumberger was asked...

Mar 12, 2012
 If water in a well rises 2 feet each day and falls 1 foot each night, how long til the water reaches the top of a 10 foot well8 Answerson the 9th day2*X-1*X=10 then X=10 X= days passed2*X-1*X=10 then X=10 X= days passedShow More ResponsesIt will reach the top on the 9th day, the question only asks about reaching the top and not remaining at a 10 foot level. The level will be 8 ft at the end of 8th day and then it will go up to 10ft the next day; day 9.every day it rises 2 feet during the day and one feet at night it drops basically it rises only 1 foot each day and shall take 10 days to get to 10 feet.net gain per day of 1 ft, with a peak gain of 2 ft. If day=12 hrs and night = 12 hrs, then the peak on day 9 will reach the 10 ft mark, or 8.5 daysMeans you best have mop and bucket by days end of the 8th dayThe question is missing boundary conditions. What level did the water start at? What time of year is it (how many hours in the day vs night)? What is the flow rate between the maxima and minima? You can't really answer it until you know those.

### Field Engineer at Halliburton was asked...

Oct 21, 2012
 How do you screw in a bolt and unscrew it?3 Answersclockwise and counter clockwiseVery slowly... lol. j/k You dont screw a bolt. Bolts are defined as headed fasteners having external threads that meet an exacting, uniform bolt thread specification (such as M, MJ, UN, UNR, and UNJ) such that they can accept a nontapered nut. Screws are defined as headed, externally-threaded fasteners that do not meet the above definition of boltsu dont screw a bolt...u wrench it

### Field Engineer at Schlumberger was asked...

Nov 6, 2011
 Why are manhole covers round?3 Answersso they dont have to be rotated or lined up to be replacedit's so that they cant be dropped through the holeif it's round there are no sharp edges to deal with

### Motor Vewhicle Field Representative at California Department of Motor Vehicles was asked...

Aug 13, 2012
 I was asked to describe a difficult customer service situation asnd how I resolved it.2 Answerswanted to ask if the exam is general, no need to get practice exam book or anything? Its my first time so I want to be prepare for the exam. Thank youThe test is general math/language skills. The SAT or ACT for college was harder. Just brush up on basic skills.

### Agency Field Specialist at State Farm was asked...

Apr 29, 2009
 Where do you see yourself in 5 years?4 AnswersI really dislike this question, in reality people and goals change. I understand if you ask this question to a recent grad but asking a seasoned profesional does not make sense.This question is asked because the Agency Field Specialist role is a stepping stone to becoming a State Farm Agent. They are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit that would like to learn from this role so he can have his own State Farm agency in the NEAR future (2 to 3 years).Wondering if anyone tried using Rooftop Slushie? Seems like you can ask questions and get answers from State Farm employees. https://wwww.rooftopslushie.comShow More ResponsesThis is an interesting read: bit.ly/faang100

### Field Engineer at Schlumberger was asked...

Dec 13, 2011
 If you placed a perforating gun 2000 ft underneath the ground and ignite the charge. Which direction would it blast? If you were do the same, but the depth was 200 ft, would you expect the same direction? Why?7 Answerswould you mind to tell me were i can find the answer ?Where is the oxigen that is needed to ignite?don't you aim perf guns? Perhaps he is looking for the direction of the least horizontal stress in the earth ?Show More ResponsesUnless you are using TCP with an orienting sub, or some gyro method with wireline guns, you cannot orient wireline guns. I have not heard of any orietation for wireline guns. Guns run on wireline, assuming equally balanced, will rotate as per well geometry with turn and when blindly perfingbat 2000 ft and 200 ft the holes will be oriented differently.It will blast in the direction of the minimum horizontal stressYesAt 2000' assuming maximum stress is in vertical direction, the fracture will move in vertical direction. And at 200' the fracture will move in horizontal direction.
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