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Apr 22, 2013

### Product Specialist at Huron Consulting Group was asked...

Jun 25, 2012
 You have a 3 gallon bucket and a 5 gallon bucket as your only tools and you need exactly 4 gallons how would you go about getting the 4 gallons?6 Answers1. Fill 3 gallon bottle 2. Pour IT into the 5-gallon bottle 3. Fill 3 gallon again, and pour IT into 5 gallon (leaves 1 gallon in 3 gallon bottle) 4. Empty 5 gallon 5. Pour the 1 gallon into the 5-gallon 6. Fill 3 gallon 7. Pour IT into the 5 gallon1. Fill 5 gallon bucket completely. 2. Place 3 gallon bucket into full 5gallon bucket to displace water, leaving 2 gallons. 3. Pour 2 gallons into 3 gallon bucket. Repeat 1 more time.fill each bucket exactly halfway.Show More Responsesadditionally, twist the question into a simple solution. 'if the 5 gallon bucket has fill lines, simply fill it to the 4 gallon mark'.The interviewer specifies that there are no fill lines, and the measurement has to be exact (i.e. no guessing the halfway point of each bucket.Fill 5 gallon, pour it into 3 gallon. Dump the 3 gallon. pour the 2 gallon remaining in the 5 gallon bucket into the 3 gallon bucket. Fill the 5 gallon bucket, fill up the rest of the the 3 gallon bucket. You have 4 gallon in the 5 gallon bucket

Mar 8, 2010

### Financial Institution Specialist at FDIC was asked...

Jun 4, 2013
 Name a change that you have faced (work or school). What steps did you take and what was the outcome? Name 2/3 strengths that you have when working with a team. Name a time when you faced a problem. What was the problem? What steps did you take to solve the problem and what was the ending result? Name a time when you had to analyze data? What did you analyze? How did you analyze it? What was the outcome? 4 AnswersBe sure to answer ALL parts of the questions. You are allowed to write and you have plenty of time. Notes are taken from you before you leave the room.What office did you get? Did you have choices?What was the writing like? Do they give you topics and you just start writing? Or do they give you several documents and you just write a summary of some sorts? For the proofreading, was the material regular or was it something about the FDIC?Show More ResponsesWith the business analysis and the accounting ratios, do we focus more on balance sheet or income statement?

Jun 10, 2012

Sep 20, 2012

### Claims Service Specialist at Encompass Insurance was asked...

Jun 28, 2013
 This interview was straight forth and to the point nothing out of the ordinary or too hard. 4 AnswersDid you receive any feedback from them after you got the email saying your not chosen?I received a job offer within two weeks.Ok so you did get the job then right? I was thinking about applying there. Are they looking for just 1 person or multiple reps? and is it Mon-fri?Show More ResponsesWhat was the starting salary offered?

### Field Specialist at Schlumberger was asked...

Mar 11, 2014
 On a clock, what is the difference in the angle of the minute hand and the hour hand when the clock shows 3:15.5 AnswersYou can answer this question a number of ways with trig. But the simplest way is to think about it. a Circle (clock) is 360 degrees. A clock as 60 mniutes on it. 360/60=6 degrees per minute If the clock reads 3:15, that means the hour hand is on the 3, and the minute hand is 1 minute past the 3. Therefore the answer is: 6 degreesThe minute hand is front of the hour hand.The answer is simply, ZERO!Show More ResponsesIf a clock reads 3:15, then the minute hand is on the "3" (at zero degrees given a standard unit circle configuration). The hour hand is a little ways past the 3, a quarter of the way to the 4. There are 360/12= 30 degrees in each hour section. Since the hour hand has advanced a quarter of the way through the 3-4 hour section, 30/4= 7.5 degrees. So the hour hand is at -7.5 degrees and the minute hand at 0 degrees. There is a 7.5 degree difference.6 degrees