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UnitedHealth Group
Associate Project Manager was asked...24 July 2011

Pepsi or coke?

28 Answers

Water!

Coke, please. And a bourbon chaser to go with it. Thanks. ;>)

Personally, I can't tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi and I try to limit my consumption of soft drinks because they are unhealthy. If you compare the ingredients in in a can of Coke vs. a can of Pepsi, they are essentially the same, but everybody has their particular brand affiliation. That's really where these beverage producers excel: branding. And I think UnitedHealth could learn a lot from Coke and Pepsi in terms of branding and PR. The insurance industry in general isn't always seen in the best light and I think that's something I could really help with, marketing UnitedHealth's services so that customers have the same positive feelings they do towards Coke and Pepsi. Less

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Accenture

Why do you want to join Accenture?

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Becuase it has a lot of sucesses and track records in SAP, indication that it can held grow my SAP experience and make me recognised internationally. It equally has good experts with whom I can work together with them to build good solutions for clients. Less

Because I will be a part of a global company with a world class brand and reputation. And I will be able to take advantage of variety of opportunities through which I can tailor my career Less

Because that is international company with great history and it's possible to get to me for high level. Less

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Google

What is the marginal cost of a gigabyte in gmail?

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Here's my guess at what they're looking for. Marginal cost - this is the additional cost for adding a user. It doesn't need to take in to account the software development effort, but it should take out the atomized cost for everything else. You need to price out the the cost of the enterprise HD/GB. We can call it $1 by GB. Then you need to realize that there needs to be redundancy, so at the lest we need to double that number, if they put a super high value on data retention triple it. Then you need to think about server cost and divide that out, server rack space cost and physical rack area...etc. So if it's $1 for the actual HD space it's probably more like $2.50-$3.50 for the total marginal cost. I don't work for google, but my guess is that they're looking at the though process. What will change with a marginal user increase and what will not. If you only think of the cost of the HD then you're not getting a job with google. Less

The marginal cost of adding a gigabyte is either zero or thousands of dollars.. Either the gigabyte is already physically in existence or you would have to build a new server. The marginal cost is not averaged across all gigabytes. There might be a minor increase in energy consumption due to this extra gigabyte, but who will notice that? If your goal is to stand out in an interview, I would suggest going the Thousands of Dollars answer. For those non computer guys out there, let's relate this question to something physical.. What is the marginal cost of adding one more person to an airline flight.. Their are two situations, the plane in not already full so we can essentially neglect the cost of the additional passenger since it is so low.. (The extra energy to move the 200 pounds, when the plane is already moving hundreds of thousands of pounds, and the 25 cents for a soda..) But if the plane is already full, then the marginal cost of one extra passenger is the cost to fly a second plane.. Thousands of dollars... Less

Isn't marginal cost the cost to produce an additional unit? So costs like designing the user interface, maintaining the webpage (which would have to be done no matter the gigabyte capacity) shouldn't be accounted for. Less

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Canadian Tire

Tell me about a time when you led a project from start to finish

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Answer

Answer

Answer

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Procter & Gamble

Tell me about yourself, do you have a family?

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Are they allowed to ask that?

That is terrible of them.

Not yet, I just looking for good work and make myself stable before let’s anyone come t my life. Less

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Google

How can I get to some gold in the middle of the amazon in the cheapest way possible?

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outsource to india.

Light a match and hope the wind blows from the right direction.

Send some there. The question does not ask how to get in out of the Amazon.

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Google

Microsoft have just realsed Bing, Eric Schmidt wants you to give him analysis on which search engine gives the most accurate results in 1 hour. How would you be able to rate accuracy results on returned queries from Google search and Bing.

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Among thousand of queries that reach Google's search engine every second, there will be, without doubt, similar/exact ones. So a filter can be applied to the Google's Web Server that can spot such queries (already answered from Google) and forward those to Bing, get Bing's response and forward it to the user. Then gather all clicks coming from users and comparing whether users clicked higher in the searches coming from Google or the one coming from Bing (spoofed by Google). The rest is simple. Got to say that the response pages have to be tagged etc. making it a tad more complicated. Also the constraint is to be able to do this within one hour (and honestly I don't think that from programing to deploying to gathering and analyzing can be done that fast) makes this one kind a utopic solution. Otherwise, one can just ask friends to try certain searches in both engines and give you their, most likely biased, opinions. You could, in theory, proxy all this from your desk (not telling them where the search is going -- Bing or Google) and then compare what they think is best answer. Less

I think the question is not so technical and requires an answer with a bit more of semantics. Accuracy in search results is purely semantic. Relevance of search results and their priority (pagerank style algorithm) is strictly mathematical and lacks a human analysis. Therefore, a user test should be made. A representative sample of Bing and Google users should be gathered and they should be able to perform search operations with both of them simultaneously. They should not be able to know which search engine is which. Then analyze the results given by the users on whether what they were looking for was precisely found by the search engine and rate this accuracy. Less

What is accuracy? Most likely relevance or a combination or relevance and speed. The bad answer is: Design a program that sends inputs to bing and Google and measure output in terms of organic results. The good answer is: You have an, hour so you don't have time to go into algorithms. Its an estimate. Pick 10 individuals representing a cross section of search engine users. Example: include gender, age, race. You can even just do the power user which is: e.g young college male/female Anyway you are trying to get a cross section of the population. The key I think is basically give them inputs. The odds of Bing and Google getting normal queries both right is great. i think a better search engine will be able to do edge cases: So you query should have the following: 1) mispellings 2) another language 3) Cultural nuance: 4) Video/image 6) specialiazed seach such as "public static void". 7Most current event, say something that happened 10 mins ago Basically, make them tabulate the relevance on a scale 1-5 for both engines. report the results. This is so easy you can do it in 1 hr. Less

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Domino's

Are you ready for work

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yes

Yes

Yes

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Mu Sigma

Creativity test.Why on earth you need to be creative when you are applying for a analytics job.What is required is probably good aptitude test with perhaps good programming skills.To some extent case presentation also makes sense if you are expected to handle clients(consulting).But why creativity test?Its not a advertising company..Right!!

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Horrible experience.Management is just not mature enough to handle interview process.Its just that Analytics is hot in the market and the company is growing...thats why nothing is being questioned.Otherwise the whole process is not relevant.It would have made some sense if it was for freshers.But for Associate managers with significant industry experience..Just no sense. Less

so what is relevant according to you brother what the step should i have to take to clear all this round ,i thinks they want creativity just for sake to know the persons thinking approach how they proceed for the particular problem and how they will handle those problem .. Less

The whole selection process is irrelevant bro.Because even if you clear all rounds with a great score,you will find someone with a lower score get selected.All that is required is to make your presence felt by asking some random questions..Mu sigma folks will identify you as a potential candidate :-)..Very stupid but that is what it is.. Regarding your point on Creativity test: To understand a person's thought process,one should see how logically a candidate can approach a problem since when you are in your job,you will provide solutions to the client through your analytical and logical mind..Again I would like to stress on the fact that it is an analytics company..You are not in the film industry or an ad agency where you would like to be creative to keep people glued to your product/film... Less

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Google

What is your favourite Google Product, and how would you improve it?

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google playstore by adding various app to it

I would take a mask for my friend

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