BlackBerry Software Developer Co-op Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2014
Updated Aug 19, 2014
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Software Developer Co-Op Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cary, NC
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2011.

Interview Details

After applying for the position, they reached out to set up an on site interview. The interview consisted of my future team leader and one other team member. The interview consisted of basic questions like time management, working in a team environment, and other common questions. They also ask about your school projects and your role for those projects. Overall, the process was pleasant, and the turnaround time was quick for me as well. It only took them a weekend to make the offer, which I accepted.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about the role you played in this particular project   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    2 Phone Interviews.

    Projects I have done
    Level of expertise in Java
    OOP Concepts
    How would you rate urself in java
    Why should we hire you

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sunrise, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was for a product software development co-op position.
    The hiring manager sent out an email and contacted via phone to schedule an interview.
    The interviewer called right on time and asked JAVA questions.
    Basics of JAVA as well as implementation based questions asked.
    Got a call from the recruiter after 4 hours and they extended the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview - lots of technical questions! Brain teasers. Since I was a remote candidate I just did one phone interview. I got my offer just in two weeks. The interviewers were the same people I worked with during my internship. Be prepared to talk about your previous experience and college projects.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the angle between the two branches of your clock when it is 3:15?   View Answer
    • Describe two design patterns.   View Answer
    • What IPC stands for? And explain what it is.   View Answer
    • How to sort 2 million 32-bits integer?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a phone interview and the HR person didn't attend it for a personal reason. They asked a lot about my past personal project. (Things like how is this part working, etc) They also made a very comfortable interview atmosphere. I prepared quite a bit on this interview, but ended up not saying much what I was going to say.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Only had one phone interview and there 2 people communicating with me over the phone. The interview lasted thirty minutes and I got a call back the week after my interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Overall this was a great experience - Interviewed on a conference call with 3 people, all part of an individual team, all of which I would end up working with later on. Interview was based heavily on past experiences, some minor technical questions, and a logic question. Overall very relaxed environment, felt really good.

    Interview Questions
    • You have a deck of 52 cards, and you have no way of telling which are face down and which are face up. You know 10 of them are face up. Find a way to return 2 stacks of cards with an equal number of face up cards.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    It's a conference call with a few developers and one team lead on the line. Some basic C/C++ programming questions and general knowledge of wireless networks, socket programming questions were asked. My background and experience in school was also asked. An offer is delivered shortly afterwards. The interview process is smooth and not difficult. Relocation was also offered.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    An offer was made, the salary is reasonable. So I didn't negotiate as it was just a co-op term contract.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied on 3 developer positions, and upon receiving my resume HR applied me to 11 jobs. From that 11, 5 immediately requested phone interviews. The interviews were for the most part very technical in nature, and were conducted by people in charge of small developer teams. I found there were few questions about the essential skills listed on the job postings, but many from the additional assets section. A lot of questions focused on hypothetical problems, or the nature of past technical challenges. Beware of very strong asian accents, I had a lot of trouble understanding questions because of the interviewer's nationality and their use of speaker phones. I received offers on every job all at once, so I believe you have to wait until every interview has been conducted before finding out how you did.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a function to sort N decks of 52 playing cards represented as an integer array with indexes from 0 to N*52 - 1. You are supplied a random generator that produces numbers from 0 to N - 1 for this task. What is the worst case runtime and memory bound?   View Answer
    • The random number generator has a runtime complexity of O(NlogN), now what is the complexity of the function?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Students cannot negotiate wages at RIM.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Co-Op-Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in December 2007.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by multiple people (team lead + technical/future mentors), who were all in a meeting room on speakerphone. I was asked about my resume and previous experience as well as favourite classes in school and maybe 1-2 hr type questions. Afterwards I was asked to solve a software question involving pointers and recursion (some sort of linked list thing). The job was then explained to me and I was offered it

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Coop student salaries are fixed based on major, number of terms completed and number of terms of previous work experience. Non-negotiable, but more than competitive. Starting and ending dates may be negotiable, though if you are willing to miss the coop student orientation event.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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