On the hiring side, we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations in Manhattan? A complete waste of time. They don’t predict anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart.
Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, revealing the brain-teasers Google used in an effort to attract smart people failed to actually attract smart people. Now they just hire movie stars for internships.
June 20, 2013 // 10:14 // 5 months ago