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Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2011.
Interview Details – I applied on the RIM website and was contacted a few days later by one of their recruiters and set up a phone interview. Phone interview consisted of a brief overview of my resume and previous expirience with a few situational questions. At the end of the interview I asked about more details of the position since the posting was vauge.. recruiter didn't know any specifics. I was contacted a few days later to setup a panel/presentation interview. I was told the presentation should be related to the job but the recruiter again couldn't answer specific questions about the position (ie, who the end user/customer was). The interview started with the presentation part of the interview. I was cutoff mid presentation and told that my presentation didn't exactly pertain to the position. I was then asked a series of situational/role playing questions. My answers were very similar to the "correct" answer given by the interviewers but I was criticized for not stating company policy. How am I suposed to know the company policies if I am not employed by the company?? This interview was frustrating and I felt like it was a complete waste of time. I don't even think a current employee would be able to "pass" the interview based on the answers they were looking for. I received a call from another recruiter a few weeks ago wanting to set up a phone interview for the same position. What a joke. Don't waste your time.
Interview Question – You inherit an account from another account manager and on your second day you get a call from the VP of the company. VP is upset about an ongoing issue that has not been resolved and demands to speak to your VP within 30 minutes. View Answer
RF Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2009.
Interview Details – I was screened on campus with a preliminary 30 minute interview. Days later I was asked to an on site interview at the Sunrise location. The company only pays for gas spent and NOT mileage driven which I found disappointing. However they did offer to provide a shuttle, rental car, or possible airplane ticket depending on your location.
They provided a room at a nearby hotel the night prior to the interview.
The on site interview was all together 4 hours with 6 different interviewers at approx 30 minutes each. This was a pretty technical interview ranging from basic circuit knowledge to FFT graphs. After the interview they took me to lunch and we parted ways.
Baseband Hardware Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackBerry in October 2009.
Interview Details – The initial phone interview basically had me explaining my resume and experience in detail. This lasted 1hour. The interviewer was very friendly.
Next phase was a 4 hr on site interview. I was interview by 5 managers out of which one was the managing director. Others were hardware managers in different specialties. I had 4 tests from the 4 technical guys and i was to solve them in front of them. They basically wanted to know my thought process. The guys were friendly and not too pressurizing.
I felt the position demanded a lot of expertise. It was a very good experience. I got a call within a week that i did not get through.
Interview Question – Reliability and QA related questions during my work View Answer
Java Applications Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackBerry in February 2012.
Interview Details – Basic questions of Java, difference between Hash Map and a Hash Table, refer stack overflow for details
what sort of projects i have worked on How is scheduling done at Network Layer, then i was to rate their product in comparison to other smart phones
Synchronization questions and how does java implement synchronization (answer is monitors) and some about data structures
Interview Question – Does Hash Table allow null values View Answer
Validation Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry in January 2012.
Interview Details – Got a mail regarding the position and when it was possible to take the interview. After a date was fixed, had a call interview for 45 mins. Initially briefed about the company and the department followed by asking personal experiences and some technical question.
Software Release Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2011.
Interview Details – HR interview, general questions about current position, salary, willing to be relocated
Technical interview including verbally IQ tests, QA in detail, cell phone's behavior (data), IOT
Interview Question – There was not any unexpected question. Each question was in reference to job description Answer Question
RF Test Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.
Interview Details – Applied online through the careers website. Got a call after 3+ weeks.
Interview Question – Do you have any experience with C? 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
Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at BlackBerry.
Interview Details – First did a phone interview, which was half technical half behavioral. Was called back to do an inperson interview which lasted most of the day. I was interviewed by different people, in different areas of the company. The first interview was technical while the others were more behavioral, to see if I would fit the office's environment.
Interview Question – Coding question was to make a spell checker, which was not too bad. Answer Question
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