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Updated Dec 3, 2013

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Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in February 2009.

Interview Details – Once you uploard your resume on line you will get contact from the company recruting team.
First interview(general) with HR then 2nd interview with hiring manager and existing emploee.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2009.

Interview Details – Applied through their website's career section. Got contacted about 2 weeks later by a recruiter, who asked me a bunch of questions about my skills and experience. He must have liked my answers because he set me up with an in-person interview. Recruiter was based in Ft Lauderdale if I recall correctly.

I drove to Waterloo to the site, parked, and went inside. I was greeted by a security guard who took my name and called the hiring manager. I sat there for about 10 minutes until the hiring manager came down and got me and we walked to his office, where he and another developer conducted the interview.

The entire interview consisted of them asking me questions about my past experience, eg have you used framework abc, have you used xyz development kit, etc. At no point did they attempt to ascertain my development skills, for example by asking me computer science theory questions, or asking me to write a function on the whiteboard to solve a particular problem, etc. I found their interviewing approach odd as any experienced developer worth his salt can pick up a new software framework with very little effort, so the fact that I had not used some obscure framework should not have been relevant. The interview lasted about 30 mins. I got an email about 3 weeks later telling me I did not get the position.

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Software Test Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry in August 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through Campus Recruiting and was contacted for a phone interview within a week

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  • If you were trying to calculate 5*9 on the Blackberry app and the digit 9 wouldn't display how would you test to see if it was a software or hardware problem   View Answer
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Software Developer Infrastructure 8-16 Months Coop Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in July 2013.

Interview Details – I applied and got contacted after 2-3 weeks . I had my phone interview and went pretty good . They asked me all the basics of c++ . Its been more than 2 weeks and I am still waiting for their reply .
Hope everything work out on a good side

Interview Question – Multi Threading Questions were unexpected as I have no knowledge on this topic   Answer Question

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Product Management: Operation Specialist Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details – Applied online, and phone interview. Very nice manager, talked about the job, and general behavioural questions. Conflicts, priorities, etc. Overall experience was very relaxed.

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2013.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview. Most questions are technical but basic. They are all about C++. For example, the difference between stack and heap, process and thread, etc.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult. Just need to review basic knowledge of C++.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details – 1 phone interview screening
1 phone interview based on role/job (scenario based questions)
1 in person interview hiring manager got sick and replacement did not show any interest in the interview or the process, looked very bored and talked about himself and his previous employer. Told me he got nothing he is just filling in for sick manager. I asked if I should re-schedule with the manager. He said no need you will be contacted. I was contacted with an automated email indicating my services were not required. Never again.

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Human Resources Business Partner Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry in January 2011.

Interview Details – Initial communication was via email, followed by a telephone interview. The interview was detailed and was geared toward screening for competency and experience. There were two back to back in person interviews, one with potential collegues, followed by an interview with the manager. The interviews gave a realistic job description so that you could determine whether the role was right for you.

Interview Question – Fairly standard questions. Nothing took me off guard.   Answer Question

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Systems Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in January 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview was on simple systems topics such as Fourier transforms, sampling. Time frequency domain relationships.

In person interview was much more difficult and more details oriented than high level.

Questions on multirate and statistical signal processing. Questions in C, C++, and Matlab. In general questions required a blackboard and calculation.

Real-time implementations of systems

Interview Question – Questions on multirate signal processing, upsampling, downsampling, including equations.   View Answer

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2012.

Interview Details – 3 steps process. 1) email then Phone Interview with HR, review resume, your expected salary range 2) email then Phone interview. In this case with a manager of three groups. Technical questions, describe best achievement, what are your weakness. In the end the interview was for 3 different jobs. After a long time got email I was not considered for step 3.

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