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### People Analyst at Google was asked...

Jun 13, 2010
 how many basketball can you fit in this room26 AnswersDepends ... should we assume they're inflated?Determine the volume of the room. For example if the room is 10ftx10ftx10ft the volume would be 1000ft cubed. The average mens basketball has a diameter of 25cm. There is approximately 30cm in a foot. Therefor you could fit one inflated basketball in a 1 foot cubed space. Therefor you could fit 1000 inflated basketballs inside a room with a volume of 1000 ft cubed. If we can deflate the basketballs and flatten them down to one inch thick, this would allow us to place 12 flattened basketballs in a 1 foot cubed space. Therefore you could fit 12,000 basketballs in a room with a volume of 1000 ft cubed. It would be more complicated depending on the shape of the room but the process for figuring out the solution would be the same.Actually, what you want to do is figure out the ratio of the diameter of the basketball to a full foot. Basketballs are 10 inches, and 10 is .8333 of 12. Remember that, then figure out the volume of the room by multiplying height by width by length---divide this number by .8333. BAM. So, if its a room of 12 x 10 x 8, you get a volume of 960. Divide by .8333. 1152 is your answer. And this will get it quickly.Show More ResponsesOops, I didn't tightly pack the basketballs, it would be closer to 1728 inflated basketballs if they were all tightly packed in a 10ftx10ftx10ft room.The correct answer is 1. You only said "basketball" in the question.The actual question is: "How many basketball[s] can you fit in this room” my take on this as follows: 1. Assume the size of the room 10' (ft)x 10' x 10' = 120" (inch) x 120" x 120" = 1728000 cu inch 2. size of the Basketball = 9" (inch) x 9" x 9" = 729 (basketball size ref @ http://www.nba.com/canada/Basketball_U_Game_Court-Canada_Generic_Article-18039.html) 3. 1728000 / 729 = 2370.370 ~ 2370 Basketballs (you cannot add 0.370 balls) ThanksInstead of working it out, anyone ever replied with something along the lines of: I'm sure you don't need to know how many basketballs can fit in here. Why don't we skip this question and save some time?I can put infinite number of basketballs, as long as I can keep enlarging the room. I don't need to do all the math or know the size of the basketball (which can be very small anyways - given the current technology I assume people can make a "basketball" in nano scale?Your are assuming the room is "empty"... What about you and the interviewer and the desk and the chairs and so forth. Those things take up space as well. Think about it.Because a basketball, like most matter in the universe, is comprised of 99.9999999% empty space (really, just a few atoms bound together by a "gluing" force we know little about, separated by empty space), if you manage to make a basketball dense enough, you could fit nearly an infinite number of them into any room. I wouldn't want to be around when that happens, because such things tend to create their own gravitational pulls, and event horizons.Between 1 and 1 million basketballs. You did not specify your error tolerance or accuracy requirement. It is always a mistake to jump to conclusions and provide answers without collecting data and doing the backup analysis.Google it.not too many if we want to adhere to fire code requirements. let's google the local FD and ask for guidance.Show More ResponsesAn infinite number if the door is left open.I can fit more basketballs in this room than beach balls, but certainly less than footballs or baseballs.I guess that highest packing efficiency can be achieved if the spheres [or in this case 'basketballs'] are packed in a face centered system. So we can divide the whole room in the number of cubes with each cube's side = diameter of basket ball. Since one cube contains 4 balls so answer should be = 4 * No of cubes. Bingo! I guessTwo. Two basketballs will fit in nicely in the room. Or five. Or 10. Or three. All are valid responses. The question doesn't ask what is the maximum number of basketballs that could fit in the room.Think back to high school chemistry. The most efficient packing schemes - hcp and fcc - where spheres nestle in the valley created by the spheres of an adjacent layer, fill almost 3/4 of the available volume - the actual figure is pi/(3*sqrt(2)), a smidgeon over 0.74. That only holds in regions of uninterrupted packing of course; a lack of fractional balls around the edges of the room will introduce complications we can only ignore if the length of the room's sides are all much larger than the ball diameter. So if the room volume is h*w*l and the volume of the ball is (4/3)*pi*r^3, and {h,w,l} >> r, and the packing coefficient is pi/(3*sqrt(2)), then the number of balls is: h*w*l * pi/(3*sqrt(2)) ----------------- (4/3)*pi*r^3 after cancelling stuff out this reduces to: h*w*l ----------------- 4*sqrt(2)*r^3 That's a bugger to do in your head, but if you're happy with an approximate packing density of 3/4 (close enough since the aforementioned edge effects will make the true value arbitrarily lower anyway), you can arrive at this simplified and much more memorable formula for the number of basketballs:: volume of room * sqrt(2) / volume of basketball-sized cubeI can fit in just one basketball in the middle of the room and enjoy watching it! Or, I can maybe order one large basketball the size of the room, get it inside the room and inflate it till it fills the room...like MM said, it's a question of how many and not what's the max no of basketballs one can fit in that roomWith a gleam in my eye and a wry smile, I'd ask, "When is your next vacation?"I'd give out any random number lets say 100... If he say I counted and thats what is the answer (confidently). If he denies then ask him to prove you wrong by getting 100 basketballs :Dsay a big number based on the room if they ask how or y tell them to check it out.......I would ask myself how many basketballs I have first.Show More ResponsesI think the answer is ZERO.firstly if u use standard basketball then by calculation you can get the answer, but its an interview not an exam. n if u try to fit a basketball of the size of room then too some space will be left on the corners. so i think its ZEROfloor[room_length/basket_ball_diameter] * floor[room_width/basket_ball_diameter] * floor[room_height/basket_ball_diameter]425 and prove me I’m wrong

### People Greeter at In-N-Out Burger was asked...

Dec 15, 2018
 If you could have you ideal dream job, what would it be?5 AnswersA/nn/modifierTo have unlimited food access for free, have insight daycare and huge lounge area for breaks and 💯benefits with vacations paid for 1month out of year. Have incentives for keeping moral up. Recognition of work ethics and teamwork. Pay raises more than 4x a year. Other incentives to keep me at whatever company I’m working for.Show More ResponsesI have a few but a registered nurse is the firstC d. Trr dp des ttx olt,yxlp,lr(ʘᗩʘ’)

### People Operations at One Acre Fund was asked...

Apr 28, 2015
 How have your experiences shaped your ability to work and lead a team?3 AnswersIn my experience as [sic], I have managed a team of students tasked with producing content which will be read by thousands of readers in Academia. This experience has enabled me to gain a better understanding as to how to entice cooperation and teamwork and ensure deadlines are met. Additionally, my experience has taught that treating team members as equals and avoiding a vertical ladder approach is beneficial for fostering a productive environment.I have led multi-disciplinary team of technical officers, finance and volunteers in managing child sponsorship fund with annual budget of 1000000 USD. The program needs to work with government partners, manage budget, issues and lead people. It has many many deadlines, meeting reporting requirements, review meetings, hosting gusts etc.I have a lot of experience with farmers. I worked with them in Kayanza and Kirundi. I work without problem with them. in those which concerns the work in the team or the peopletion of a work in team I am well equipped because in SFL I organize events and I fare well

### People Operations at Google was asked...

Jul 14, 2011
 How many people do you think Google screens every week ? How many people do you think in year? 2 AnswersProbably about 2 million people a year. It would break down to ~39,108 candidates per week. That's screening applications. As far as actually getting an interview, that number would be a lot less.With questions like these, they're really trying to gauge your approach to problem solving. Think about what numbers are needed to answer a question like this. Google currently has around 50,000 employees. Let's assume they have an attrition rate of around 10% and a growth rate of around 5%. That means that they're going to need to replace around 5,000 employees, and their growth rate indicates they'll hire an additional 2500. In total, they'll probably hire ~7500 employees in the upcoming year. Let's say that it takes around 200 applicants for them to find the right one, so to hire 7500 employees, they'll need to look at 1.5 million applicants in that year. We can break that number down into applicants per week (1.5 million ÷ ~50), which comes out to around 30,000 applicants per week. But the number of applicants per week isn't always stable -- people might be more likely to apply for jobs in Q2, for example. So in any given week, you might expect the number of applicants to be somewhere between 15,000 and 45,000.

### Manager, People Advisory at EY was asked...

May 4, 2019
 Tell me about your experiences.2 AnswersWalk me through your most challenging project.Do you recall any questions from the video chat?

### People & Culture Team Member at Medallia was asked...

Jun 4, 2014
 What do you know about Medallia?2 AnswersThe is challenging because the website (and new hires) can only tell you so much about a company. What Medallia does isn't well-known in the Silicon Valley where consumer-facing apps/products overshadow enterprise software. I knew, however, that Medallia aligned with trends I'm passionate about: growing consumer power, increasing focus on the consumer experience and customer feedback, and social, mobile, analytics, and cloud. What I learned throughout the interview process: Medallia is an enterprise software company (cloud) that helps companies improve customer experiences by capturing feedback (social: think Yelp and TripAdvisor APIs; mobile: think surveys). Medallia helps companies gather and then make sense of that feedback through their browser and mobile products (analytics: think online dashboards, text analytics, graphs, charts). Users of Medallia's products span from store or regional managers, all the way up to VPs of Customer Experience.I've been approached by a recruiter via LinkedIn to represent Medallia in an international Sales Director role. I've sold enterprise software for over 15 years having held account executive roles for large companies (Oracle, CA, IBM). Like you though, enterprise software is not really where my passion is. Instead, again like you, my interest has always been more aligned with our current trends of "growing consumer power, increasing focus on consumer experience and customer feedback, and social, mobile, analytics, and cloud". Your feedback has been insightful so I'd like to give you a thank you for sharing. Thank you. I'm loving everything I'm reading/seeing online about Medallia and the timing for the recruiter to reach out was absolutely perfect. I'm very interested in learning more about the Medallia hiring process and expected timelines for joining Medallia in an international sales capacity role. On that note, if you now have a professional relationship with anyone inside Medallia who you might recommend I reach out to as part of my research and in preparation for ensuring and fast tracking an optimal fit for the both of us, then I would welcome you reaching back out to me in the hopes of a brokered introduction. As stated, the timing on my end is perfect but I am not in a position to wait this out for a couple or few months. I am smitten with Medallia but I've been working on a startup for the last year and half (sans pay) and now that it's on its own and has a few key executives in place, I not only want to secure another role, I really need to, and am actively looking at other moves. Signed JWC / entrepreneur-at-heart / Smitten by Medallia

### Vice President, People Operations at Carbon Lighthouse was asked...

Aug 14, 2019
 A fair amount of case studies and inbox exercise.2 AnswersDepends on situationsYou're not the only one they're treating badly in the interview process. Hopefully these negative ratings will make they realize the inhumane treatment will come back to bite them in terms of getting the right candidates to trust their time investment in interviewing is actually worth it.

### Senior Director, People at Paxos was asked...

May 3, 2019
 Why are you here? 2 AnswersI couldn't be more insulted. How was this a question? My answer should have been how do you have a COO job? let alone C- anything. Terrible, this person should not interview anyone; I'd hate to think how he could be client facing.Let's be honest. This company is lucky not hiring you. If you don't know how to give constructive feedback then you shouldn't be interviewing for director position.

### People Consultant at Google was asked...

May 16, 2019
 Describe you process for implementing a strategy?1 AnswerDescribe your most complex employee relations case that you couldn't derive an outcome. What did you do?

### People Experience Associate at Bowery Farming was asked...

Apr 13, 2020
 Why Bowery?1 AnswerTo support a mission as valuable as innovating the way we grow food alongside like-minded people who care about the environment is the best I could hope for as far as a professional environment and place to advance my career.
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