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Manager, Information Technology was asked...17 April 2013

### Why are manhole covers round?

A round cover won't fall into a round hole.

Harder to fall in the hole itself. Vs a square or rectangle cover

Hard to put a round cover on the wrong way. Only 1 way to put it on, even if upside down Less

### Are you ready to stand the work pressure ?

I missed work pressure.

Yes

Any other questions. Only pressure

### An analytical question about: Say you have ten stacks of coins with ten coins in each stack, each coin weighing 1g. However, one of the stacks has 2g coins instead of 1g coins. If you have a weighing scale and can only make one measurement, how do you determine which stack of coins weighs 2g each coin?

It's simple. Take 1 coin from the first stack, 2 coins from the second, 3 from the thirds - you see where this is going - finally 10 from tenth stack. put them on weighing scale. If in result you get 56 - it was first stack, 57 - second.... 65 - tenth stack. Less

1-If all the coins are made from the same material and same diameter, then the heavier coin stack should be slightly taller. 2- Weight all the stacks at once, and remove each stack until you see a dip in the tota weight . Less

I didn't quite understand what you meant. So there are 10 coins, 9 weigh 1 gram, and one weighs 2 grams? The second sentence seems contradictory. If you can only make one measurement, then you would divide the stacks into two. Place each stack on either scale, and whichever one is heavier contains the 2g coin. Less

### A company has acquired many other companies resulting in multiple transaction and report generating systems and technologies within the main company resulting in a \$10 million maintenance bill. As a consultant how would you integrate all the technologies and reduce the maintenance costs.

What other frameworks are there in tech interviews?

What framework did you use in this case? I'm pretty new to case interview, and feel the frameworks are mostly about profit or market. How to use them in tech case interview? Thank you!! Less

### Do you like working for a company where you can grow quickly?

Yes

You are kidding right Jamal, at no point during an interview does your company actually admit you are door to door salesman of water purification units. It is a shame that you are able to hire any people and allowed to operate what you do. Your company is an embarrassment to any real company trying to make a start in Toronto. Do not pretend like you are totally upfront about what you do as a company. \$15 an hour in the ad, and then you tell people it is commission based, I hope no one was stupid enough to join your pyramid scheme company. You are an embarrassment to the business World. I cannot believe this place has people silly enough to join it, Less

### What kind of experience do you have in IT?

I think your answer is great! I touched wrong - button .sorry!

I have worked there before throw a staffing agency called Wolono

I have worked with the company I work for staffing agency called Wolono

### Describe the ITIL lifecycle

The five publications are: ITIL Service Strategy ITIL Service Design ITIL Service Transition ITIL Service Operation ITIL Continual Service Improvement Less

The five publications are: ITIL Service Strategy ITIL Service Design ITIL Service Transition ITIL Service Operation ITIL Continual Service Improvement Less

what were some of the questions asked during the online assessment test?

### Are you ready to be placed anywhere, in the PT Freeport Indonesia area?

Yes, I am ready to be placed anywhere

Yes

### Describe a situation were you had to work individually on a project?

Didn't think I would get an answer, so many thanks for that!

Hi, I know it's been a while but i was if anyone had any further information on the interview? Less

What other questions did they ask? Also, was there a presentation you had to do?