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# Operation Interview Questions

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Dec 21, 2012
 Problem Solving questions from the Recruiter: 1) What is 20% of 120? 2) What is 2/3 of 210? Problem Solving question from the Manager: 3) If company A has a budget of \$5,000 per month for 20,000 clicks and company B has a budget of \$6,000 per month for 35,000 clicks, which company is paying more?3 Answers1) 24; 2) 140; 3) I said company B and calculated the math for the manager outloud. According to her I was correct and they seemed impressed with my answers. They want to know if you can do basic math. They do not want you to use a calculator for these types of questions.Question 3) is all about CPC (cost per click) A: 5000\$ / 20,000 = 0.25\$ (cost per click) B: 6000\$ / 35,000 = 0.17\$ (cost per click) Answer: Company A is paying more per clickQuicker way to answer the second question: 5,000/20,000 and 6,000/35,000 can be reduced to 5/20 and 6/35 = 1/5 and slightly higher than 1/6 (6/36) and clearly 1/5 is more than 1/6 so the answer is A. This can be done easily in your head if you are familiar with fractions.

Jun 11, 2009
 If you could steal anything from the store, what would it be?3 AnswersYeah, this one made me uncomfortable I said a TV! LOLThe best answer is to say you wouldn't steal, no matter what.You say you don't steal nothing. The only time it's acceptable to steal anything is in baseball.

### Clinical Operations Analyst at Kool Smiles was asked...

Jul 3, 2012
 Using pivot table on excel3 AnswersKnow how to use pivot table to pull in informationany other comments regarding the case or interview you could provide?Know who do simple math calculations fast in your head.

### Operations Analyst at Capital One was asked...

Nov 13, 2011
 no behavioral questions, just case study4 AnswersCan you please describe the case question?One of your friends inherits a cargo shipping company with 6 ships, that transport grains to Morocco. Should the friend sell the company or not?It turned out to be a profitability question; among other things I was asked to find the break-even point, graph the profit as a function of quantity (of grains) and price, discuss modifications in profit if quantity, costs etc. vary etc. Also, even if there was no behavioral component of the interview, they seem to care a lot about the online tests.Show More Responsesso strange there isn't even a behavioral part, even if they told you there will be behavioral part in the email inviting to Richmond?

Sep 16, 2010
 What would do with a Facebook user who was having trouble with their account?3 AnswersWas mostly just like some kind of customer service case interview. They're looking to see how you would problem-solve in a dynamic setting, given the possibility of interacting with these real people/users.ask them whts d prob and then give ur suggestion on that..Investigate about the problem being faced by the user and provide/assist in providing the best feasible solution.

### Founding Director of Operations at East Harlem Tutorial Program was asked...

Feb 7, 2013
 If you were an animal, what animal would you be? AND If you could have a superpower, which one would it be? (REALLY)3 AnswersRAMPANT AGE DISCRIMINATION (Over 40 need not apply)I found your post quite interesting. I think It's more like "over 30 need not apply." I feel like I've been passed over for several charter school jobs because A) I'm over 30 and B) I'm an experienced, certified teacher and not a TFA person. It's been a very frustrating experience, but I'm glad to hear (well not really) that other folks are having the same issues. Good luck with your search!I hear about many organizations asking those questions. It's usually asked to help figure out if you can have fun and are a good culture fit for the organization. No one wants to hire someone who is going to negatively impact the culture of an organization. These questions provide a lot of insight into whether or not a person can relax and not take everything so seriously.

### Senior Operations Analyst at Capital One was asked...

Aug 31, 2011
 CASE: Recovering Written-off Past Due Balances 6 months past due, avg \$2000 balance, 15% pay in full, profitable? If introduce settlement option for 60% of balance, 10% pay settlement but 5% of them dont pay in full, better choice? With new model, now 9% pay in full, but with settlement option now 10% take settlement but a third of original payers dont pay in full, better? etc. (poorly worded and confusing case. unhelpful vague interviewer, arggg, cost me the job).3 Answersmake sure to clearly differentiate and calculate the "no settlement" and "settlement" scenarios in each variation, and understand the relationships between the two.Hi Sir, Can you explain the no settlement/settlement scenario for one of variations. I am not able to understand the question. Assume 100 people own a loan For 1st Variation - Avg 2000\$ balance, 15% pay in full Payment Received = 15*2000 = 30000\$ Loss = 85*2000 = 170000\$ How can i tell if its profitable (compare to what) with this info ? For 2nd variation With Settlement - 60% of balance = 2000*0.6 = 1200\$ Payment = 10*1200 = 12000 \$ 5% don't pay in full ? Does it mean they pay some % of settlement amount (1200) ? Also for no settlement option for this variation, whats the data ? For new model (is it same as 2nd variation - 60% of balance?) without settlement - 9 % pay in full = 9*2000 = 18000 with settlement - 10% take settlement = 10*1200 = 12000 3rd of original payers = 3rd of 9% = 3% don't pay in full (what does this mean, do they pay less than 1200\$ for each of them or zero dollars) If you could guide with one of the variations, i would be able to understand the problem.one third of original payers i.e. 33.33 payers, assuming that there are 100 payers in all.

### Process Engineer at Intel Corporation was asked...

Sep 8, 2011
 Do you have any questions for me?3 AnswersTry to prepare a lot of questions for them.I also interviewed but haven't heard for 4 weeks. I hear they are in a hiring freeze. As long as you don't have rejection that should be okay. What group did you interview with?To the OP. Call them and ask about your status! Call the engineer who flew you out. From my experience if you don't prod them a bit you might not get the offer.

### Operations Analyst at Goldman Sachs was asked...

Dec 3, 2009
 What questions do you have for us?3 AnswersThis is actually a rather important question. Should always have a question that ties in with who you are and what the firm stands for and should try to spin their answer into connecting with your passions or interests.i interviewed also in new jersey. when did you receive an offer. i havent heard anythingHey Jane, I got a call from HR last Thursday, Dec. 3. Good luck!!

### Operations Associate at Bridgewater Associates was asked...

Jan 17, 2012
 How many McDonalds are in midtown5 AnswersTry to be intelligent in your thought process, do not guess or get frustrated that the question is dumb. There are 50 streets in midtown and 12 avenues, so around 500 total blocks. There is a aprox one McDonalds every 4 blocks, so I would guess there are 125.125 McDonald's in midtown. Kidding?Google it! Or Iphone it!Show More ResponsesG ntOn every corner there's one.
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