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### Candidates Day Interviews for Multiple Areas (X-Div/Back Office) at Goldman Sachs was asked...

Mar 18, 2009
 You are in a room with 3 switches which correspond to 3 bulbs in another room and you don't know which switch corresponds to which bulb. You can only enter the room with the bulbs once. You can NOT use any external equipment (power supplies, resistors, etc.). How do you find out which bulb corresponds to which switch?6 AnswersTurn on 2 switches. Turn one switch off after a few minutes. Enter room with bulbs. The bulb that is on is the only switch that is on. The bulb that is off but hot, is the switch that has been turned off. The bulb that is off and cold is the third switch.Turn on switch A for 1 minute. Turn it off. Turn on switch B. Enter the room with the bulbs. The hot bulb is A The lit bulb is B The dark bulb is CTurn switch A leave it on for 1/2 minutes and turn it off then turn on switch B. Now goto the room, the one Hot is A, Cold(or not Hot) is C, the bulb thats on is B.Show More ResponsesThe answers here all have two assumptions which are unwarranted. 1. Why do you think the light emits heat? 2. Why do you think you can touch the bulbs? (3. If you're never going to enter the room again what's the point of knowing which switch goes with which light?) The best you can do is reduce to guessing one of two bulbs.RE: Objection 1. I guess you've never touched the outside of a light bulb after it's been on for awhile. The filament gets hot-it glows, the light we see is that glowing-the heat from from the glowing filament transfers to the glass-the glass is hot. 2. Why not? This is an exercise to demonstrate problem-solving ability, not a "MacGyver" episode. Who's to say the candidates didn't ask about the room's dimensions or where the bulbs were located, or that assumptions could be made in order to formulate an answer? 3. I think you missed the point of the question. 4. Sheesh. 3.Yes, Objection, I did see that I entered "3." on here a second time. BTW, I'm not returning to this forum again, so any reply/retort/threat won't be seen by me. Good luck in your job hunting.

### Candidates Day Interviews for Multiple Areas (X-Div/Back Office) at Goldman Sachs was asked...

Mar 18, 2009
 If you have a three gallon jug and a five gallon jug No marks on either one The goal is to fill the five gallon jug with four gallons of water How is this accomplished?5 AnswersTake 5 gal. and pour into the 3 gal. The 5 now has 2 gal. Empty the 3 gal, and pour the remaining 2 gal into the 3 gal. Fill the 5 gallon and pour 1 gal. (which is the remainder of the space in the 3 gal.) This gives you 4 gal.that was from die hard 3. 1) fill up the 3 and pour it into the 5. 2) fill up the 3 and fill up the rest of the 5. that leaves 1 in the three. 3) dump out the 5. 4) pour the 1 that's left in the three into the 5. 5) fill up the 3 again and pour it into the 5. see - easy peasy. might be a bit rougher if solving it is necessary to stop a bomb from blowing up the city. mclain and samuel L got it done.1) Fill up half of 5 gal (2.5 gal) from 3 gal jug 2) Fill up half of 3gals jug(1.5 gal) and pour into 5gal jug 2.5 + 1.5 = 4galShow More ResponsesDie Hard 2 also has the solution to this question.there are actually 4 die hards, which is why you two are confused. 1. the classic big LA building he runs through glass 2. the airport based one 2*. the new york fed gold gets stolen (die hard with vengence) -- THIS is the one with the water puzzle. 3. the newest die hard where the stop lights get taken over etc, live free die hard i think

Mar 25, 2015

### I Applied for Machinists Position But Was Interviewed for A Supervisors Role at Craig Technologies was asked...

Jun 5, 2015
 They asked mostly the right questions just for the wrong role..Im at a point in my career I do not want the leadership roles any longer I just wanted to go to work do a good job and go home2 AnswersI was frank and to the point Although uncomfortable speaking of a disciplinary issue I had with a former employee.. I did not discipline this person I simply reported as it was required by my position art a previous job..Greetings, I am very sorry to hear of this experience and would love to speak with you further in an effort to do whatever we can to correct any issues we have in our processes. Hopefully you feel comfortable enough to speak candidly to me over the phone about this. You can reach me at 321-613-5633. Ben Yeargin

### Engineer Interview at Shell was asked...

Oct 3, 2013
 E-tray2 AnswersAny good engineer takes their time to make sure their answers are correct, poor indicator of any type of intelligenceHi man, Could you please contact me at: mech.engineer10@gmail.com Thanks

Dec 13, 2013
 They asked me no questions during the "phone interview"...4 AnswersHi. We were aware that you had skipped out on the interview with a half-filled questionnaire. Our assistants DO and MUST ask qualifying questions based on the resumes sent to us by Human Resources. A1 Management Group and Nile Management Group share a suite AND a campaign. Both firms are run by two separate managers, and the joint effort is paced to gross half-a-million in sales for the Client. Sales and marketing is a competitive industry, and job demand is very high in this market. We apologise.That is inaccurate. I worked with their HR and assistants for a month in training, and they are careful to be clear with applicants. Competing with other interviews? Of course! Simply asking why there are two managers running the same campaign was all that was necessary.Sorry that this person missed out just because he/she failed to ask the right questions.Show More ResponsesSorry that this person missed out just because he/she failed to ask the right questions.

### Supposed to BE for Supervisor, But Discovered After Interview Was for A General Sales at Best Buy was asked...

Sep 28, 2010
 best/worse boss2 Answersi would expect this question from an interview for a entry level position or possiblybeing asked along with other more pertinent questions.When saying who is your worst boss, don't rip him up, because sadly managment usually feels for other management. Even if bosses are known to be abusive jerks, management sympathizes other managment.

### Apple At Home Advisor Interview Questions & Review at Apple was asked...

Jan 22, 2013
 The customer service questions got me. Due to me never really having to deal with that. Also, the tech support questions got me a little. I did not know if they wanted me to solve all the problems right on the phone... 2 AnswersRead up on the tech support questions I wrote. Also, dress nice for your skype interview.thanks for the questions, i'm very nervous!! getting an interview this weds. good luck to you..

### General Interview for Elecrical Engineer at Qualcomm was asked...

Jun 16, 2012
 Which band has less current drain and why? ( Cellular or PCS )1 AnswerCellular band is operated on lesser frequency compared to PCS. So power consumption is less on cellular.

### General Interview for Elecrical Engineer at Qualcomm was asked...

Jun 16, 2012
 If different Slot Cycle indices are set on base station and phone then what will be the behavior?1 AnswerLesser value of SCI will be taken into consideration.
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