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Software Test Automation Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I interviewed at BlackBerry in December 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process was really great. To the point questions and discussion regarding previous experience. Lots of detailed questions regarding test censorious, programming languages. Networking related questions and experience with coding on handheld devices. Really awesome manager.
Interview Question – Various business question that can impact company. Answer Question
Radio/Protocols Stack Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2012.
Interview Details – Applied online and got phone interview call based on background. After clearing phone interview I got called for on site interview.
Interview Question – Questions on past projects, cache, hamming codes. C coding questions. Answer Question
Software Developer, Internship Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.
Interview Details – Initial communications began at the university careers fair, followed up with a phone call from Blackberry in Bellevue, WA. Interview was scheduled in the following week, for a summer internship position that would begin a few months after the screening process. There were also the usual series of background checks, but those were carried out after the interview process ended.
Interview Question – Immediately write code with a sharpie without any points for reference, timed under 5 minutes. There was a simple scenario given, but it did not matter that much in reality. Answer Question
HUB Core Applications C++ Developer (Intern) Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at BlackBerry
Interview Details – 6 Interviews. Questions about my prior projects. Technical questions included questions on locks, deadlocks, threads, string manipulations
Interview Question – Behavioural questions ( why you?) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non negotiable
Software Developer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in August 2009.
Interview Details – Interview process is relatively easy compared to the competitors, just couple of rounds of interviews and thats it. Hiring process is easy, but slow
Interview Question – Questions about the domain View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiation phase for fast and quick because of me.
Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at BlackBerry in October 2010.
Interview Details – Mostly technical questions
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate much
Mobile Applications Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.
Interview Details – I was an intern for two semesters before I applied back for the same team after graduation, so my experience may be shorter than others.
My interview for the intern position was a phone screen that lasted a little longer than an hour with 4 developers and 2 managers. The managers explained the projects that the respective teams owned while the developers asked questions. The questions mostly consisted of object oriented design principles of Java and regular expressions.
I applied through the public employment portal. The process took close to a month from scheduling an interview, through the background check, until I had an offer. The interview consisted of 6 rounds, 4 of them being technical questions or riddles and the other two regarding my experience outside of BlackBerry.
Interview Question – For my internship the most expected question was whether or not interfaces are supported in C++. I answered, no that's a Java only construct. The interviewer then asked if I was familiar with the virtual keyword in cpp, at which point I realized that you could create an equivalent of a Java interface in cpp by creating an abstract class with only pure virtual member functions. A great question.
For my full time interview, there a few trickster questions regarding memory management in C/C++ (e.g. when and where will this program crash, where is the memory leak, etc.) as well as a few general binary search tree and linked list questions. Expect a few questions regarding running time and concurrency, but nothing too grueling. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was simple enough, but seemed to draw out for too long. They offered me more than my ballpark figure was with good benefits. The longest and most grueling part was the background check.
Software Development Engineer Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at BlackBerry.
Interview Details – Very easy, discussed project from previous internship
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Software Developer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at BlackBerry.
Interview Details – Applied via Indeed.com for the Product Delivery Team . Got a call to schedule first round phone interview. The first round interview was taken by one of the team members and was technical but nothing too difficult. Like basic questions on OOPS and other test cases such as functionality of a calculator. Then a second round phone interview was scheduled which I expected to be more technical but that was actually by the team lead and she only asked HR type questions.
Interview Question – what have you worked in mobile development ? Answer Question
Senior Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at BlackBerry.
Interview Details – HR guy got in touch after viewing profile in linkedIn.
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