BlackBerry Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2015
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    Software Validation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Irving, TX) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Very logical and reasoned process. After phone screen by hiring manager, I was called in for a formal interview by the Development team lead. When I arrived, I found 3 separate team leads and a senior manager. Each had excellent interviewing skills, asking difficult questions pertaining to the position. The questions became more detailed as they attempted to find my technical limits. However, the interview was still concluded within one hour.

    Interview Questions

    • A question regarding my stance of the balance of product deadlines vs product quality.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was simple, I accepted the first offer as it was handsome and slightly higher than expected.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed 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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    Wireless IOT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Dallas, TX) in August 2012.

    Interview

    It was a telephonic interview before onsite. The interview was easy. The interviewer was cool and supportive. Most of the questions he asked were from resume. He asked me to explain MIMO, difference between spatial diversity and spatial multiplexing, PAPR in OFDMA, ISI mitigation in OFDM, hidden terminal issue, CSMA CA, difference between TCP and UDP, Active states in bluetooth, DNS call flow.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions are from my resume. So it wasn't difficult.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Had another offer.

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    Software Test Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Milford, CT) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Had a technical phone interview which included general questions about your resume, puzzles ( One i can think of is: why is manhole round?), products and application. It is better to do research in detail about the company, familiarity with any testing experience before?

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Phone screening followed by on site interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Can negotiate

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    Software Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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/Protocols Stack Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed 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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    Radio Software Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed 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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    OS Embedded Developer, Inter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed 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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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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