So you work in the HR team at Dropbox, a tech giant with 200 million users a $10 billion valuation and enviable offices, you open the door to the interview room, pass the pleasantries then ask your first interview question: “What superpower would you give your best friend?”

Google have long been known for their innovative interview questions, however these from Dropbox are great…

##### Quirky Interview Questions…

- “If you were given a genie lamp that can grant you any power to any person what would you give, and to whom?
- “What’s you best party trick”
- “What is something that you’re geeky about?”
- “If somebody came in right now and announced that the zombie apocalypse just started out, what would you do in next hour?”
- “How would you explain Dropbox to a grandmother? To a very technical person?”
- “You are in a 90-floor building and then you get to your office. On your desk, there is a C4 bomb that is going to explode with a minute left on the clock and there are hundreds of co-workers and other workers in the building, what would you do?”
- “What can you do that nobody else can do?”
- “Imagine a world where a car was equipped with Dropbox. Please describe the world”
- “How would you logically deduce the number of Dropbox users starting with the world population? Explain each step in your logic”
- “There are two children, 5- and 6-year-olds who understand addition and subtraction. They do not understand multiplication or division. How would you explain the concept of prime numbers?”
*(Answer: Take 11 (prime number) objects and ask the children to split the objects into 2 groups with the same number of objects in each. Repeat the process and ask the children to split the 11 objects into 3 separate groups. There will always be one group with an extra object.)* - “The Caltrain is derailed and is moving fast towards a building, a plane is crashing downtown, and a boat is sinking. If you were a superhero, in what order would you save the following scenarios and why?”
- “Assume the following: 20% of the resumes you present are approved for phone screen 20% of your phone screens approved for onsite interviews 20% of your online interviews are extending offers 50% of your offers are accepted. You need to hire 10 people, how many resumes do you need to present?”
*(Answer: “You need to work backward. 10 is the final number. (1 / 0.5) x 10 = 20 and (1 / 0.2) x 20 = 100 and (1 / 0.2) x 100 = 500> and (1 / 0.2) x 500 = 2,500 . So the answer is 2,500.”)*- “You purchase a toaster, when you open it up you notice it says “Dropbox Ready”. Tell us about this world in which Dropbox is installed on your toaster.”
- “What do you see for the future of Dropbox music? What are the challenges going to be?”