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Updated Mar 5, 2014

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Software Developer Co-Op
Andover, MA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2012.

Interview Details – The recruiter took my resume at career fair. They emailed me to shcedule a phone interview. Following week of phone interview, I was invited to company for face to face interview. I took 2 hours in total with 4 different softeare engineers and a hiring manager. The questions was easy in general but I gave wrong anwers because I was nervous. They were looking for c++ developer.

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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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Software Developer Co-Op
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2009.

Interview Details – I applied through RIM's website and was contacted by HR via email about scheduling a phone interview. The actual interview was conducted by the hiring manager and his entire team, which consisted about 6 people. They all took turn asking technical questions in succession. Almost all questions were about Java. The entire phone interview lasted about 1 to 2 hours.

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  • What is the difference between final, finally and finalize?   Answer Question
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  • What is the difference between StringBuffer and String?   Answer Question

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Software Developer Co-Op

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2009.

Interview Details – Had Two rounds of interview till now. First one is HR and it is more of knowing more details about me viz when Im graduating, my programming language experiences. Second one is technical interview in this round they asked about projects in my resume and few simple Java questions.

Interview Question – Basic Java concepts like Threads, Interface, Class, Abstract   View Answer

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