Google: Crazy interview questions were 'waste of time

Exterior view of Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., is seen in this Oct. 19, 2006 file photo. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

June 20, 2013 7:06:57 PM PDT
Google has admitted that those off -the-wall brainteasers it used to quiz potential hires were useless and a waste of time.

The company asked brainteasers like, "'how many golf balls will fit in a school bus?" They now admit that such questions served primarily to make the interviewer feel smart.

Google says it will now standardize interviews so job candidates can be assessed consistently.

By the way, half a million golf balls fit into a school bus.