- Tech companies such as Facebook, Google and Apple are the dream goal of many job seekers. All three are ranked in the Top 50 places to work. Even so, according to Business Insider, there are some very strange questions asked of job applicants at some of those desirable tech employers.
- To find out exactly how strange those questions can be, Business Insider dug deep into hundreds of Glassdoor reviews submitted by those who recently interviewed at a handful of those desired places to work.
- A smattering: "Choose a city and estimate how many piano tuners operate a business there;" "How much do you charge to wash every window in Seattle?" and "How many children are born every day?"
How strange are the questions? How about this one, asked of someone applying to be a data scientist at Facebook: "How many Big Macs does McDonald's sell each year in the US?" Or how about this one from Boeing, in search of an engineer: "What do you think of lava lamps? And 'Dilbert?'"
Then there was this fascinating question from Medtronic, which makes medical devices: "What do you think you will hate about this job?" The position? Diabetes therapy associate.
Naturally, there is some method to the question madness, as each employer has its own reason to ask things that pertain to topics including body odor, manhole covers and super powers. The entire list of 17-questions makes for some very interesting reading for HR leaders.