# Any companies still doing brain teasers?

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I thought that everybody long stopped doing them because Google says that data shows they are not a good indicator.

I got a phone call from a recruiter for Microsoft EMEA around 6 months ago and I got a brain teaser. I solved it but I attribute this to luck, I could just have not come up with the right idea.

What gives?

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The recruiter probably just wanted to flex.
May 24 1
• Boom Technology DrtU65
What type of brainteaser? Like how many balls are in a 747, I was asked a brainteaser a few weeks ago for a management consulting job. I was also asked a brainteaser for a hedge fund, but that was more of a quant style one

"A lilypad doubles each day and on day 30 it fills the entire lake. There is a second lake of the same size that has 8 lillypads, how many days does it take for the second lake to fill completely"
May 31 5
• Here's the one I got: "There are eight balls. Seven of them weigh the same but one of them has a different weight (lighter). How do you find the lighter ball with two weighs?"
May 31
• Boom Technology DrtU65
Wait you split them 3 3 2 and first weigh is 3 and 3 and if theyâ€™re the same then you weigh the 2 last ones against each other. And if the 3 and 3 one of them weigh more take that side so you have 3 balls, and take one against the other and leave the 3rd aside. Iâ€™m assuming theyâ€™re the balance scales.
May 31
• Ding ding ding you picked the right ticket in the lottery.
May 31
• Boom Technology DrtU65
â€ś the owner of a brick factory has hired you to help determine which of the 10 lines in her factory is producing brines that are 1 lb lighter than the specificed weight of 10. Using the scale once how do you determine the which of the ten lines is producing the lighter bricksâ€ť

Scale is like a bathroom scale, and I did not get this correctly. Itâ€™s an oracle question if anyone was wondering. But I got it in a MC interview
May 31
• Ez, just put 1 of first line, 10 of second, 100 of third, etc. Then you weigh the whole thing. Can do better by using first 10 prime numbers.
May 31
• Uber Gp42q5
Sometimes interviewers ignore guidelines and ask whatever they like.
May 24 0
• Why is Google the be all end all of hiring, most of their shit is just needing bodies
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• Cox Automotive Fake-name
I've also heard of companies still looking at college transcripts even though Google says they aren't predictive for people after a few years of experience.

I'm surprised that Microsoft would ask one still.
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