BlackBerry Interview Questions in Toronto, ON

Updated Jun 28, 2015
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    Supply Chain Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Met associates from BlackBerry through various networking events. Got a call for an interview after a month. Was interviewed by a three people panel from the supply chain team. The interview lasted 30 minutes. They began by telling me about the position and asked a few technical and behavioural questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk us through your resume and academic journey.   Answer Question
    • Can you tell us the t-code for creating a sales order in SAP?   1 Answer
    • Tell us your strengths and weaknesses.   Answer Question
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    Handheld Management and Tracking, Distribution Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Great interview process. One phone call with fun questions.
    The managers were very easy to talk to and made the phone call enjoyable.
    Accommodating due to the fact that I couldn't make it in to the office on that day.

    Interview Questions

    • If I were to have a gift card to any place, where would it be to?   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Simple phone call with a team of engineers that all worked on the Big Data team. All asked questions on various aspects of software development from Java to Hadoop etc. Very nice bunch of guys and they were very very knowledgeable in their fields.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the projects you worked on and what you learned when working on them.   Answer Question
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    Hardware Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Applied on their website, 3 weeks later got a interview on the phone. 30 min long. Interviewed with 3 guys, very relaxed, very nice guys. Told me about the position, what I'll be doing,very textbook interview. Job involves completing a series of thermal tests identified to qualify a product as well as qualifying prototypes or new solutions and involved in the design and development of new or existing thermal solutions. Easy questions. Got an email next day saying I got the job and got the official offer a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have in python,shell, and matlab?   Answer Question
    • How do you find the size of a matrix and how do you find it's transpose in matlab?   Answer Question
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    Technical Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    After applying for this job on the Blackberry site as a part of my Co-op program, I received an invite for a interview via teleconference. The interview was conducted by three interviewees and went on for about a half an hour. Overall it was a good experience and I recieved an offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    This is dependent on really who is seeking to hire you and who you know as well as what level you are applying for. They look at job experience and out of the box thinking. Problem solver

    Negotiation

    easy

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I went to a BlackBerry info session where I met my employer. I sent her in my resume, and a few weeks later we have an on the phone interview. There was no technical questions involved, overall very laid back interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • About yourself, why I wanted to work there.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineering Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Applied online through the BlackBerry site, was contacted less than a month later by email for a 30 minute phone interview. They sent an offer package a month or so later with about 10 documents that had to be signed and returned via the package that they sent. Overall it was a very smooth process.

    Interview Questions

    • What scripting/UNIX projects have you worked on (Difficult for me since I hadn't done any)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They pay for extra luggage bag, airfare (round trip), transport from/to airport and 2 nights in a hotel.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Initially got contacted by HR for an one-hour interview, which was scheduled as an in-person interview as I live not far from the work place. The hiring manager met me and was interested in my one-year co-op experience at the company. I was evaluated on skills and experience desired for the position, and got the opportunity to learn more about the team. A second onsite interview was scheduled in about two weeks when I met other team members and was assessed on a few behavioral questions by HR. There are also more technical coding questions asked for evaluating the knowledge base and potential as a software developer. Both interviews went smooth and the hiring committee is nice and friendly.

    After then it is reference check which was fairly quick that took one week, and background check and waiting period. I was called by HR about an offer around three weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewers know about my previous co-op performance and there are not too difficult technical questions. A couple of behavioral questions are asked, e.g., have you had experience in resolving conflict, what makes you get up everyday for work, etc. They are equally interested in evaluating interviewee's soft skills for a good fit to the team.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    As I am a new grad, there is not much negotiation. The hiring committee asked for my previous co-op salary and expected salary range, made a good offer that matched my experience and I accepted.

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    Software Tester Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BlackBerry (Mississauga, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    1. Received email from recruiter to schedule an interview: she seemed very enthusiastic and organized
    2. Phone interview with manager with tech questions (software based, the usual ones)
    3. Phone interview with other manager about problem solving in general
    4. Webcam interview (puke!!) with team members, mostly same questions as # 2
    5. Assignment given: more technical questions, some problem solving questions
    6. In person with manager and director to review assignment and discuss hobbies
    7. Phone interview with VP to discuss career goals and hobbies
    8. Receive offer, accept offer, do background check, submit paperwork, begin working.

    Total span was about 2 months from 1 to 8.

    Interview Questions

    • How can you store extra information in a linked list without adding a new data member given that the memory is X byte aligned?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate. My advice is not to be desperate and if you aren't happy, don't take it! Opt out of the bonus for an increase in base salary and ask for more OFFICIAL vacation.

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