Well, Surprisingly Google, Apple, Microsoft, Oracle are not toughest the companies to get through. They may be any job seekers dream and may be regarded it's too tough to crack the interview but the most difficult companies to get through are the niche consulting firms like Mckinsey & Company or BCG( Boston Consulting Group). A study conducted by Glassdor , an online career consulting firm has conducted a survey and found some “Fun” facts.
So what makes the interview process so tough at companies like McKinsey, Jane Street Capital, and Boston Consulting ? Multiple interviews that start out with phones and go from there, that include everything from brainteasers, extremely technical questions and case study analysis. One wrong answer can apparently eliminate you at any point in the process, no matter how well you did on numerous interviews leading up to that point.
The list of companies those are very tough in terms of the interview process ,their difficulty level and sample questions are as follows...Happy reading …!
1.The Big M : As it is unofficially known, Head Quartered in New York City is the toughest company to get through. It has been the “Undisputed King” of consulting firms . It has a difficulty scale of 3.9 . Here is a sample question “ Mom and pop music shop wants to grow with stiff competition. How should they go about it? Calculate customer lifetime value” .
2 .Jane Street Capital: Investment banking giant second toughest with a difficulty scale of 3.7. Sample interview question is :
“You have 2 decks of cards (each deck contains both red and black cards). One deck has twice the number of cards in the other deck with the same color ration (so one deck has 52 cards and the other has 104, both half red and half black). I offer you to play a game. First you get to chose which deck of cards you want to play with. Second, you draw 2 cards at random from your deck of choice. If both are red, then I will give you a Ferrari. Which deck of cards would you chose?"
3.Cree: Display component maker with a difficulty scale of 3.7. sample interview question is :
“How many barbers do you need in a city of 1 million people?”.
4.Bain & Co: Consulting firm headquartered in Boston , Difficulty scale 3.6, sample question is : “Help me estimate how many car dealerships are there in the United States?”
5.Boston Consulting Group : Consulting firm headquartered in Boston difficulty scale, 3.6 . Sample question is : “How many golf balls can fit in a 747?”.
6. Palantir Technologies: ERP solution provider based in California, difficulty scale 3.5 .
Sample question is “How would you test an elevator to see if it is safe to ride?
7.Teach for America : New York based educational tools and solution provider with a difficulty scale of 3.5. Sample question : “ You want to take the third graders on a field trip to the zoo, but there is no extra funding to do so. You must ask the principal to reconsider and allow your students to go on the field trip. Explain how you would persuade the principal.”
8.A.T. Kearney : Investment banking and consulting giant with a difficulty level of 3.5. Sample question is : “ Can you tell me how many airplanes fly out of O'hare in a given day?” .
9.Red Ventures: Indian land based direct marketing sales provider. Difficulty level 3.5. Sample question “ If you were an animal, what animal would you be? “
10. British Petroleum ( BP) : Petroleum Company ,Headquartered in London . 3.5 is the difficulty scale. Sample question is “ If you had to change a tire, how would you do it? “
The companies listed above are the most difficult organizations to get an entry, irrespective of what kind of your skill sets are or how good your previous career track record is , you are bound to prepare hard and harder to answer these sort of questions. Basically for these kind of questions, employers don't really mind not getting the exact answer but they do look for your approach , your decision making and problem solving ability. Keep that thing in mind.
Now if still your head is spinning, please don't blame me. Blame “em....!