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# Interview questions in Richmond, VA

Capital One Interviews in Richmond

www.capitalonecareers.com /  HQ: Mc Lean, VA

777 Interviews in Richmond (of 4,033)

3.2 Average

CarMax Interviews in Richmond

www.carmax.com /  HQ: Richmond, VA

96 Interviews in Richmond (of 1,068)

3.2 Average

Virginia Commonwealth University Interviews in Richmond

www.vcu.edu /  HQ: Richmond, VA

53 Interviews in Richmond (of 85)

2.6 Easy

## Interview Questions in Richmond

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

Nov 8, 2010
 Case interview: basic business problem (if product X costs Capital One \$4.00 per unit, with a \$800 sunk cost, and we charge X amount of dollars along with a \$10 annual fee, how many do we need to sell to break even, etc). Followed by a longer discussion of more complex problems that the situation might entail.7 AnswersMostly algebra, basic economics, and common sense.total cost= 4x + 800 total income= x^2 + 10x to break even: 4x + 800 = x^2 + 10x solving for x by evaluating the quadratic equation above, x ~= 25.45 To break even, 26 units must be soldWhy is x^2?Show More ResponsesErin - it probably shouldn't be. The Revenue side should be (unit price + 10) * number of units sold. Dapo has assumed that unit price and number of units sold is the same since the letter X is used to describe both variables. That might be correct, but it would be an odd quirk of the question - I'd bet that you can ask what the unit price is.very good if all 3 of you are interviewing, I can get the position. It doesn't say the annual fee is per product, so you have to assume or ask if it is the case, and if not the # of customer and potential customers estimation. And that x^2 Dapo, did you pass the online test?How is it possible to answer this without knowing the selling price per product? # of quantities to sell in order to breakeven depends on how much the selling price per product is? Since the selling price says X, you can sell it for \$790 and breakeven by just selling 1 product (\$790 per product + \$10 annual fee (assuming it's per product)). But I may be misunderstanding the information provided. Any feedback?Actually, to correct the above response, if the selling price for 1 product is \$794 (to cover the cost price of the product itself (\$4) ), only 1 quantity needs to be sold. (\$794 + \$10) = (\$800 + \$4).

### Pharmacist at Target was asked...

Nov 3, 2011
 describe a situation where you did not have enough information and you had to make a decision?1 AnswerAmbulatory=rarely enough info. Sig/Dose questionable late at night/pt needs medicine..Give a couple until verification...no Sig....just UD until further data.

Mar 20, 2014
 Tell me a time when you had to influence clients to follow a different course of action.1 AnswerI explained the context for my client's initial inclination and how I persuaded them to adopt a different alternative through case studies, data and postulating how their selection would impact their users in the future (creative visualization).

### Linux Production Support Engineer at Capital One was asked...

Mar 25, 2016
 Tell me about a time when you had to step outside of your role to solve an important problem, how did you do it and what was the result?1 AnswerMake sure to highlight your ability to identity a priority problem, take initiative, and deliver an effective solution. Remember that you don't always have to solve problems alone - knowing how to seek out helpful assistance is a useful skill.

Mar 15, 2016
 How would you handle a "biting situation" in the toddler room?1 AnswerMake sure that the child who was continuously biting was given age appropriate teething toys. Also be sure that the child was busy and engaged in an activity. If biting persisted, I would redirect child and try to engage fully in a new learning center.

### Phlebotomist at LabCorp was asked...

Nov 26, 2015
 What color tube do you use to draw a CBC test? 1 AnswerYou use a Lavender tube

### Event Planner at Virginia Commonwealth University was asked...

Feb 21, 2016
 You've been planning an event XYZ for a few months, when a week before the date of it, the customer wants to change multiple elements of it. However, you know it will simply not be possible for logistical reasons. How do you communicate this to the customer, who will definitely be upset about this fact.1 AnswerIf asked about how to deal with a complaint like that, it's good to know that they divide their customers into three categories: students (who are often treated in a demanding, even condescending way, and are supposed to learn from their mistakes in planning their own events; if they're disorganized about their event, it's OK to be harsh with them and even cancel it all together, just as long as they learn to plan it better in the future); VCU departments (the representatives of which are to be kept happy but with minimal effort) and external, paying customers (who need to be kept delighted at all times, while at the same time being treated as cash-cows and charged for absolutely everything possible).

### Event Planner at Virginia Commonwealth University was asked...

Jul 25, 2016
 Have you used event planning/conference planning software?Be the first to answer this question

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

Apr 5, 2010
 Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are.16 Answersjust know the company's culture and if they like uniqueness or notwell, do they like uniqueness or not?fakeShow More Responsesabout a 5.6719151431"Extremely weird" since my scale shows 156 lbs.I am within two standard deviations from the norm...I am a 10. I am a software engineer. We are all very weird.please read this as, "hmmm, how will you answer this question?"My perception of weird and your perception are going to be different, so will the interviewer's. Always consider the audience that you are speaking to and make sure to add some, not a lot, of levity!One number lower than whoever came up with this questionMaximus- love that answer- halarious.This is most likely fake, if it was asked it probably was just to amuse the interviewer, not so much of a deciding factor.This is to assess the candidate's perception, witt, and confidence, as well as ability to present a rational response to an "irrational" question. My anwer would be: Weirdness is a subjective topic, based on a scale of (1-10) one would first have to determine what the reference point is. I live life through my own eyes and judge people and events through my own moral compass. Therefore i would be a "1" and measure everything else with me as the reference point. There is no wrong or right answer, this is about confidence in presenting your argument. I would have a different answer of course if the question was about things other than weirdness, such as talent, uniqueness, difference, etc..Show More Responsesmy answer would be "1" because normalcy is relative.5 because im inbetween both a normal one....^_^8

Aug 31, 2011