Google used to have really embarrassing hiring practices.
It would hardly look at applicants who hadn't gone to an Ivy League school, MIT, Cal Tech, or Stanford.
It also actually used to ask executives and engineers in their mid-30s about their college GPAs.
The worst thing Google HR would do was ask applicants insanely difficult "brain teaser" interview questions.
Gayle Laakmann McDowell, a former Google software engineer and author of The Google Resume, says the company has finally "banned" most of these awful hiring practices.
Of the brain teasers, she says: "If an interviewer were to ask a candidate a brain teaser, despite the policy, the hiring committee would likely disregard this interviewer’s feedback and send a note back telling the interviewer not to ask such silly questions."
How bad were these "silly questions" that Google had to outright ban them?
Seattle job coach Lewis Lin put together a list of 140 questions his clients were asked by Google. Here are…