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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 Answers Turn 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 C Turn 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 Responses The 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 Answers Take 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 = 4gal Show More Responses Die 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

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

Oct 3, 2013
 E-tray 2 Answers Any good engineer takes their time to make sure their answers are correct, poor indicator of any type of intelligence Hi man, Could you please contact me at: mech.engineer10@gmail.com Thanks

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

Sep 28, 2010
 best/worse boss 2 Answers i 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 Answers Read 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..

### 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 home 2 Answers I 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

### Manager Trainee (Marketing, Advertising) Interview at A1 Management was asked...

Dec 13, 2013
 They asked me no questions during the "phone interview"... 4 Answers Hi. 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 Responses Sorry that this person missed out just because he/she failed to ask the right questions.

### BAIT and SWITCH - Scheduled for A Program Manager/Release Manager Position But Was A QA Interview at Globys was asked...

Sep 13, 2012
 Asking questions relating to a completely different job title. A specific question was "What do I love about QA" when I am not and have not been in QA for many years. My resume clearly shows this! Very odd. 2 Answers We do apologize. We investigated your experience and did have an incorrect job listed as approved in our Jobvite system and realized you were not added to the correct job description during your interview with us. The interviewers didn't realize you were interviewing for a different job simply due to your resume being assigned to the wrong position in our applicant tracking system. There is no intention on our part for a bait and switch approach, honestly life is to short and time is too previous for such games. This was a technology issue that we didn't realize led to a poor interview experience for you and once we learned of it, we remedied the situation immediately. We would welcome you to come back to meet our team so we can explain further. Our business is growing and we'll most certainly have more jobs you could consider. Don't be afraid to email me directly at jellis@globys.com Kind regards, Jennie Ellis VP of Human Resources There was no confusion at all. There was very clear communication from two different recruiters at Globys that the job I was to be interviewing for was a Program Manager/Release Manager position (not QA). It was very clear!! The hiring manager definitely new I what I was to be applying for, however I believe the interviewers did not. I believe my skill matched well with the QA role they initially wanted me for so they slightly changed the job description to bring me in. Email from Recruiter #1 - I just talked with the hiring manager for this role. He's actually changing the title to "Program Manager - Release Management" and will have job description for me on Monday. He said that QA will not be a part of it. Would you be interested in taking a look at the JD when I have it? Email from Recruiter #2 – Email sent to setup phone interview with hiring manager. This was a disclaimer at the bottom of the email. Point of clarification: I realize that you are not applying for the Sr. QA Position. As the Release Management on Sustaining Engineering team role is still being finalized, it is not yet in our system. As discussed with Recruiter #1, this position is the one you are being considered for. I don’t see how you can confuse what was said above. By the way, I did not apply for this job, the recruiter reached out to me so I am not familiar with what was posted on your jobsite.

### Business Interview at Schneider Electric was asked...

Mar 4, 2014
 How much salary do you want? 1 Answer Wasnt sure about how to answer this. Its a tricky question
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