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BlackBerry Interview Questions & Reviews in Canada

Updated Jul 9, 2014

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Statistical Methods Analyst Interview

Statistical Methods Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details – Phone interview, easy going with 2 people usually one HR and another one in the department that you would be working with. Couple of questions of why you want to work at Blackberry or IT, your experience at your past jobs and your school history. Job was focused on handling big databases and your experience in excel (data validation, general analysis

Interview Question – What type of chart would you use in excel if you had to measure an employee's share of hours on a monthly basis?   View Answer


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Embedded Systems Software Developer Interview

Embedded Systems Software Developer

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry in April 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through school system and got contacted by an individual in HR letting me know of the time of the interview and that it would be a phone interview. Was contacted and had about an hour phone interview going through some technical questions.

Interview Questions

  • Write a function that will return x*7 without using multiplication?   Answer Question
  • Create an array of numbers and randomly shuffle them and without using another array select and card and not be able to choose it again.   Answer Question


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Software Developer, Co-Op Interview

Software Developer, Co-Op

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details – I have been contacted first by a recruiter who told me that I had passed the pre-selection process (probably where they discard a lot of applications) and that my résumé would now be made available to the Hiring Manager for review.

Later, I received an invitation for an interview with who I assume was the team leader, which took place a couple of days after that and lasted for about 45 minutes. There were a lot of technical questions, but I had the chance to talk about my personal projects and the programming competitions I attended.

Then I received an answer quickly. I was not selected, but it all went fast from there.

Interview Question – They seem to be working exclusively with C++, so make sure you have an in-depth knowledge of the language. There were mostly "Do you know what is..." and "How would you implement..." on subjects such as communicating between processes, intelligent pointers, multithreading and very specific rules of the language. Needless to say, they want their interns to know their tools.   View Answer


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Supplier Quality Engineer Interview

Supplier Quality Engineer
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in February 2009.

Interview Details – Once you uploard your resume on line you will get contact from the company recruting team.
First interview(general) with HR then 2nd interview with hiring manager and existing emploee.

Interview Question – What was your most difficult situation in previous companey and How did you manage/resolve the issue?   Answer Question


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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2009.

Interview Details – Applied through their website's career section. Got contacted about 2 weeks later by a recruiter, who asked me a bunch of questions about my skills and experience. He must have liked my answers because he set me up with an in-person interview. Recruiter was based in Ft Lauderdale if I recall correctly.

I drove to Waterloo to the site, parked, and went inside. I was greeted by a security guard who took my name and called the hiring manager. I sat there for about 10 minutes until the hiring manager came down and got me and we walked to his office, where he and another developer conducted the interview.

The entire interview consisted of them asking me questions about my past experience, eg have you used framework abc, have you used xyz development kit, etc. At no point did they attempt to ascertain my development skills, for example by asking me computer science theory questions, or asking me to write a function on the whiteboard to solve a particular problem, etc. I found their interviewing approach odd as any experienced developer worth his salt can pick up a new software framework with very little effort, so the fact that I had not used some obscure framework should not have been relevant. The interview lasted about 30 mins. I got an email about 3 weeks later telling me I did not get the position.


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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

Interviewed at BlackBerry

Interview Details – Received an email from Blackberry. Got the interview the following week. Asked to implement insert function for a binary tree.

Interview Question – The questions were pretty simple.   Answer Question


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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details – Did a phone screening first, after good review I received a technical assessment based on the new bb10 cascades system. Upon successful completion I had a second telephone interview with a director (I was from out of town) and then we moved on to a face to face interview. BlackBerry paid my expenses to travel to Montreal where I had a pretty good interview with a director and several team leads. We talked about my history, my experience and then did a couple very simple technical questions. When I had completed the interview I was told by my contact that I had nailed it and to expect something coming. The company then reviewed my school transcript and decided that a second technical assessment was in order. After my completion of it, they told me they were no longer hiring.

Interview Question – The second technical assessment was mildly difficult, it involved a small bit of threading and some simple logic.   Answer Question


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Software Test Associate Interview

Software Test Associate
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry in August 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through Campus Recruiting and was contacted for a phone interview within a week

Interview Questions

  • If you were trying to calculate 5*9 on the Blackberry app and the digit 9 wouldn't display how would you test to see if it was a software or hardware problem   View Answer
  • If you were given a text box and a submit button with no other information, how would you test it   View Answer


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Software Developer Infrastructure 8-16 Months Coop Interview

Software Developer Infrastructure 8-16 Months Coop
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in July 2013.

Interview Details – I applied and got contacted after 2-3 weeks . I had my phone interview and went pretty good . They asked me all the basics of c++ . Its been more than 2 weeks and I am still waiting for their reply .
Hope everything work out on a good side

Interview Question – Multi Threading Questions were unexpected as I have no knowledge on this topic   Answer Question


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CDMA/LTE/GCS RF Testing Support, 8 - 16 Month Fall Co-op/Intern Interview

CDMA/LTE/GCS RF Testing Support, 8 - 16 Month Fall Co-op/Intern
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at BlackBerry in July 2013.

Interview Details – I had to reschedule the initial appointment as my student affairs office didn't forward the email to me (vacationing most probably). I rescheduled to a later date and was given a number to dial along with a code. I was on the line for about 14-15 mins before I got a call from the interviewer saying that they can't connect to the bridge line or something. So, my interview started 20 mins and my 45 mins interview lasted for about 30 mins or so. The interviewers were rushing through questions saying that either you know it or you don't know the answer. I prepared for this position knowing as much technical details as I could about the position in question but unfortunately I had only one question regarding the actual job. which I answered almost correctly. ( I didn't know the name of a tiny channel band).

Interview Question – First he started off with what a capacitor and inductor was? What happens to the potential when the frequency goes up to capacitor and an inductor? what is the cut off frequency? what happens to a capacitor and an inductor after the 3db cutoff frequency?   View Answer

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