Weirdest questions asked at job interviews

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Amazon and Google may be some of the world's best companies to work for, but having a good resume alone is not going to get you the job.

No matter how brilliant job candidates may be, some companies have managed to stump their hopeful applicants with mind-boggling, tough and sometimes odd questions.

According to testimonies on Glassdoor, some employers are now looking beyond the well-prepared candidate armed with model answers for the interview. Instead, these companies seem to be looking for candidates who can respond to unexpected situations and problems without hesitation.

 Of the companies featured on Glassdoor, Amazon seems to have posed some of the most difficult questions to its interviewees.  From funny to bizarre, here are some of the oddest questions job candidates have been asked at job interviews.

33 weird interview questions asked by world's top companies

  • "Do you know our CEO? How do you pronounce his name?"
  • "How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?"
  • "Tell the story of the last time you had to apologize to someone."
  • "What is the most difficult situation you have ever faced in your life? How did you handle it?"
  • "Walk me through how Amazon Kindle books would be priced."
  • "Who was your most difficult customer?"
  • "What is the angle between the hour hand and minute hand in an analog clock?"
  • "You are Amazon and Samsung offers you 10,000 Samsung Galaxy S3s at a 34% discount. Is that a good deal?"
  • "What is the worst mistake you ever made?"
  • "What would you do if you found out that your closest friend at work was stealing?"
  • "If your direct manager was instructing you to do something you disagreed with, how would you handle it?"
  • "If your direct manager was instructing you to do something you disagreed with, how would you handle it?"
  • "If your direct manager was instructing you to do something you disagreed with, how would you handle it?"
  • "Here's a string with numbers from 1-250 in random order, but it's missing one number. How will you find the missed number?"
  • "Are you willing to work on your feet for ten hours, four days a week?"
  • "Do you think you'll reach a point where you storm off the floor and never return?"
  • "What would you do if you saw someone being unsafe at work?"
  • "What would you do if somehow you misdirected 10,000 units of something?"
  • "How would you tell a customer what Wi-Fi is?"
  • “Jeff Bezos walks into your office and says you can have a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea. What is it?”
  • "How many cows are in Canada?”
  • “How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?”
  • "A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?”
  • “What songs best describes your work ethic?”
  • “What do you think about when you are alone in your car?”
  • “How would you rate your memory?”
  • "Name three previous Nobel Prize Winners.”
  • “Can you say: ’Peter Pepper Picked a Pickled Pepper’ and cross-sell a washing machine at the same time?”
  • “My wife and I are going on vacation, where would you recommend?”
  • "What's your favorite song? Perform it for us now.”
  • “How do you make a tuna sandwich?”
  • “Have you ever stolen a pen from work?”
  • "What kitchen utensil would you be?”

33 weird interview questions asked by world's top companies

  • "Do you know our CEO? How do you pronounce his name?"
  • "How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?"
  • "Tell the story of the last time you had to apologize to someone."
  • "What is the most difficult situation you have ever faced in your life? How did you handle it?"
  • "Walk me through how Amazon Kindle books would be priced."
  • "Who was your most difficult customer?"
  • "What is the angle between the hour hand and minute hand in an analog clock?"
  • "You are Amazon and Samsung offers you 10,000 Samsung Galaxy S3s at a 34% discount. Is that a good deal?"
  • "What is the worst mistake you ever made?"
  • "What would you do if you found out that your closest friend at work was stealing?"
  • "If your direct manager was instructing you to do something you disagreed with, how would you handle it?"
  • "If your direct manager was instructing you to do something you disagreed with, how would you handle it?"
  • "If your direct manager was instructing you to do something you disagreed with, how would you handle it?"
  • "Here's a string with numbers from 1-250 in random order, but it's missing one number. How will you find the missed number?"
  • "Are you willing to work on your feet for ten hours, four days a week?"
  • "Do you think you'll reach a point where you storm off the floor and never return?"
  • "What would you do if you saw someone being unsafe at work?"
  • "What would you do if somehow you misdirected 10,000 units of something?"
  • "How would you tell a customer what Wi-Fi is?"
  • “Jeff Bezos walks into your office and says you can have a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea. What is it?”
  • "How many cows are in Canada?”
  • “How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?”
  • "A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?”
  • “What songs best describes your work ethic?”
  • “What do you think about when you are alone in your car?”
  • “How would you rate your memory?”
  • "Name three previous Nobel Prize Winners.”
  • “Can you say: ’Peter Pepper Picked a Pickled Pepper’ and cross-sell a washing machine at the same time?”
  • “My wife and I are going on vacation, where would you recommend?”
  • "What's your favorite song? Perform it for us now.”
  • “How do you make a tuna sandwich?”
  • “Have you ever stolen a pen from work?”
  • "What kitchen utensil would you be?”

33 weird interview questions asked by world's top companies

  • "Do you know our CEO? How do you pronounce his name?"
  • "How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?"
  • "Tell the story of the last time you had to apologize to someone."
  • "What is the most difficult situation you have ever faced in your life? How did you handle it?"
  • "Walk me through how Amazon Kindle books would be priced."
  • "Who was your most difficult customer?"
  • "What is the angle between the hour hand and minute hand in an analog clock?"
  • "You are Amazon and Samsung offers you 10,000 Samsung Galaxy S3s at a 34% discount. Is that a good deal?"
  • "What is the worst mistake you ever made?"
  • "What would you do if you found out that your closest friend at work was stealing?"
  • "If your direct manager was instructing you to do something you disagreed with, how would you handle it?"
  • "If your direct manager was instructing you to do something you disagreed with, how would you handle it?"
  • "If your direct manager was instructing you to do something you disagreed with, how would you handle it?"
  • "Here's a string with numbers from 1-250 in random order, but it's missing one number. How will you find the missed number?"
  • "Are you willing to work on your feet for ten hours, four days a week?"
  • "Do you think you'll reach a point where you storm off the floor and never return?"
  • "What would you do if you saw someone being unsafe at work?"
  • "What would you do if somehow you misdirected 10,000 units of something?"
  • "How would you tell a customer what Wi-Fi is?"
  • “Jeff Bezos walks into your office and says you can have a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea. What is it?”
  • "How many cows are in Canada?”
  • “How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?”
  • "A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?”
  • “What songs best describes your work ethic?”
  • “What do you think about when you are alone in your car?”
  • “How would you rate your memory?”
  • "Name three previous Nobel Prize Winners.”
  • “Can you say: ’Peter Pepper Picked a Pickled Pepper’ and cross-sell a washing machine at the same time?”
  • “My wife and I are going on vacation, where would you recommend?”
  • "What's your favorite song? Perform it for us now.”
  • “How do you make a tuna sandwich?”
  • “Have you ever stolen a pen from work?”
  • "What kitchen utensil would you be?”