BlackBerry Interview Questions

Updated Apr 9, 2015
Updated Apr 9, 2015
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    Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Chicago, IL) in August 2012.

    Interview

    There were 2 rounds. 1st was HR round and the questions were directly from resume. 2nd Round was Technical, I was asked questions from my academic projects and basic questions from C++.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry in April 2012.

    Interview

    Phone screening followed by on site interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Can negotiate

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    BlackBerry Customer Technical Support Specialist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BlackBerry (Irving, TX) in April 2012.

    Interview

    After two applications, I was call for a telephone interview. This was comprised of resume review and technical questions by the in-house recruiter. Next was an in-person interview with two team leads. Both were very friendly and the RIM complex very nice looking. The interview lasted about an hour and was mostly technical in nature but also had some of the silly hypothetical questions like "describe how you overcame a obstacle". (This is part of the discredited SARS test that all large organizations still use).

    All in all, an ordinary interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • For me, the most difficult questions are the SARS questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I wanted to leave my current company and wanted to work for RIM so bad that I did not negotiate. They met my minimum salary expectation so I accepted.

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    Software Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackBerry (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in March 2012.

    Interview

    One interview from the hiring manager. Single round.
    Phone interview lasted about 45 minutes and discusses Java, C++, Object oriented programming, and my resume.
    Offer was given within the week. Manager had problems ready on google docs but decided not to use them.

    Mainly technical questions, and theoretical coding problems.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss Object Oriented Programming principals   1 Answer
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    Radio Software Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online. got a call and interview was completely technical on whats on my resume

    Interview Questions

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    Radio/Protocols Stack Software Developer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Dallas, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online and got phone interview call based on background. After clearing phone interview I got called for on site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions on past projects, cache, hamming codes. C coding questions.   Answer Question
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    OS Embedded Developer, Inter Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at BlackBerry (Sunrise, FL) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Apply on the RIM website. There will be screening interview by the HR. Manager will call you for the technical interview after that. It lasted only around 40 min's for me. He asked me coursework and project experience related to embedded systems and C programming.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate. For internships it is a fixed salary.

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    Radio Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackBerry (Sunrise, FL) in December 2011.

    Interview

    I was interviewed for an internship position. The post I was offered was of a Radio Software Enginner.
    My friend had forwarded my resume.
    It took just 2 hours for RIM to schedule an interview with me. I was lucky!

    Interview Questions

    • Diiferent access specifiers in C++/JAVA   Answer Question
    • Expalin static variable?   Answer Question
    • Can a variable be declared as static in a .h file?   Answer Question
    • Say a browser is not wroking on a mobile phone. What are the steps that U will take to reslve the issue?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    NA

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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackBerry (Cary, NC) in November 2011.

    Interview

    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
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    Embedded Systems Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at BlackBerry (Sunrise, FL) in August 2011.

    Interview

    I applied online and the hiring manager mailed me asking for a date. I replied with the date and the manager was actually busy on that date, so he wanted to have the interview before that date and he mailed me. I was okay with it. It was a good interview with some technical and project based questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Whats the use of pointer? How does pointers help in the program efficiency?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your embedded programming experience.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    For interns, they have a specific offer and you wouldn't complain because RIM pays you WELL !! :)

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