[qi:076] Glassdoor, a Sausalito, Calif.-based company that tracks employee satisfaction, is opening up a new section of its site devoted to job interview questions and details about the job interview experience. According to the rankings, Amazon (s amzn) has a more difficult process than Google (s goog).
Glassdoor sent over a few examples of the questions asked by top technology firms, four of which we’ve pulled, lightly edited and posted below. We don’t have the answers to the actual questions, but see if you can guess which company asks each question. Company names and the job that you’d be applying for if you were asked each question, are below the fold.
1) You have 25 horses. What is the minimum number of races in which you can find the top three? In one race you can race five horses, and you don’t have a timer.
A. Amazon C. Google
B. Intuit D. Intel
2) Determine whether the binary representation of a number is a palindrome or not. Code it on a white board.
A. Yahoo C. Google
B. Nvidia D. Amazon
3) Given a dictionary, with all possible anagrams of a word, how would you test it out and what is the data structure that you will use to construct it with design of the same?
A. Yahoo C. AMD
B. Facebook D. Amazon
4) You have two strings, each of which burns in exactly one hour, although not at a constant rate. How do you measure 45 minutes with only these two strings?
A. Google C. Microsoft
B. Intuit D. MySpace
Answers: 1. Google, Linux Kernel Engineer; 2. Amazon, software development engineer II; 3.Yahoo, senior QA engineer; 4. Intuit, software engineer intern