What are the weirdest interview questions from tech companies?

Glassdoor releases its annual list of the top 25 oddball interview questions, 16 of which come from tech companies. This year reveals some knockouts.

Tough questions can be asked at job interviews. University of San Francisco via Wikimedia Commons

Almost as if job interviews were a hazing ritual, tech companies are notorious for putting potential employees through the wringer during the interview process. There have been rumors of being told to solve insane math problems , demands to figure out riddles, and then there's the interview questions...

Company review site Glassdoor compiled its annual list of the top 25 oddball interview questions asked over the last year based on input from thousands of job candidates who shared the questions on the site. And, this year, the list is full of priceless laughs, unexpected doozies, and downright scary interrogations.

"If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?" Apple asked a candidate for a specialist position.

"Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?" Xerox asked a person applying for a client manager job.

"What is your least favorite thing about humanity?" ZocDoc inquired to a potential hire for an operations associate position.

"How does the Internet work?" Akamai asked someone interviewing for a director job.

Glassdoor's list covers all industries but tech seems to have a heavy presence. Of the top 25 questions, 16 came from technology companies. However, one of the most comical questions came from cruise ship operator Norwegian Cruise Line during an interview for a casino marketing coordinator job.

"Do you believe in Bigfoot?"

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Dara Kerr is a staff writer for CNET focused on the sharing economy and tech culture. She grew up in Colorado where she developed an affinity for collecting fool's gold and spirit animals.

 

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