BlackBerry Interview Questions in United States

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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  1.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview

    phone interview about 25 minutes. First the employer described the company and position. Then he asked me about one of my mobile projects on the resume. Then some follow up about the project. At last, he asked me if I have used some tools like git.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Cary, NC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied via the job portal of my university. I was promptly contacted by the Manager who was looking to hire for his team. He scheduled a phone interview with a senior developer on his team. It was a typical one hour phone screening interview. The senior developer started off by giving me a brief description of the nature of the work then moved over to the languages I could code in and finally onto a brief description of a project that I felt was most relevant to that discussion. This lead to an onsite interview with a developer, a team lead, a manager, a director and a VP. This lasted for about four hours. The folks over at BB are very nice and treat you with respect and through professionalism. During the onsite interviews the manager gave a brief introduction of the team, the position and expectations from the new hire. This was followed by a technical interview by one of the developers on the team. He quizzed me on basic questions like sorting an input file and designing an efficient solution for implementing a contacts search for a phone; the kind that starts prompting you names based on the characters/numbers you have enter into the search field. I met with the team lead after this interview. He discussed relevant projects and work experience (internship and CoOp in my case. I had developed desktop applications in VB .Net for a Factory Automation team in the semiconductor industry.) and project work (focusing on experience following SW Dev/Engineering practices and models, conflict resolution, requirements gathering and documentation for long term support). This round was followed by a meeting with the VP. I feel he tried to gauge my expectations from the job, ambitions in my professional life and the general direction in which I wanted my career to grow. The last round was to analyze my critical thinking involving a puzzle/brain teaser. I am sure the problem he posed had no solution. This one made me nervous. BB takes about 2 weeks to ponder over your interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how a smartphone would boot up? When do you think all the drivers would be loaded?   Answer Question
    • Given an input file of characters produce an output file that is sorted (English alphabet considered for the sake of simplicity. The o/p would look like: all the a's then all the A's then the b's then B's ....) State the data structures that'd be used, the reason for using them and the time complexity of the solution.   Answer Question
    • Design a contacts search for a phone. The solution should prompt you with all the contacts that'd match the characters keyed into the search box. Eg: For a contacts list having Adam, Alex and Arby's, keying in A should suggest Adam, Alex, Arby's while keying in Ad should suggest only Adam. State and explain the choice of data structures and explain the time complexity of the solution.   Answer Question
    • How does process scheduling work? How does the OS know that it's time to run the scheduler? What is a deadlock? When does a deadlock occur? What is priority inversion? What is a possible way of solving the problem of priority inversion?   Answer Question
    • How did you gather the requirements for the applications that you developed during your internship? How did you ascertain if what you understood matched what the customer asked for? (did you and the customer sign off on a req doc?) How did you make sure that what you were developing was stable and matched user expectations? (did you prototype and unit test? how?)   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BlackBerry in January 2015.

    Interview

    Briefly spoke about some personal questions and they asked me some legalese type things about my employment eligibility. No coding interviews on this one as it seemed to be more of a first screen, however I have been contacted again for a phone interview. No coding questions got asked but I imagine that will come later.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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
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    RF Test Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview

    Applied online through the careers website. Got a call after 3+ weeks.

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    Software Release Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BlackBerry (Irving, TX) in March 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • There was not any unexpected question. Each question was in reference to job description   Answer Question
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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview

    HR guy got in touch after viewing profile in linkedIn.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview

    get a phone interview first, then just discuss about your background, some stuffs in your resume, then schedule a technical interview one week later.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you farmiliar with the IOS, Blackberry OS, or Window OS?   Answer Question
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    Embedded Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BlackBerry (Irving, TX) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Got a phone call from the HR manager & he asked about few stuffs in the resume. He scheduled a technical round on the immediate next day. A senior level engineer called me & asked questions regarding auto-interrupts, external interrupts, SPI, UART & DAC. He also asked some questions in C about linked list & structures. Asked few questions from RTOS, difference between semaphore & mutex, scheduler & stack, frame pointers.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a function that takes a structure and inserts it into a sorted linked list of structures   Answer Question
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    Mechanical Designer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Sunrise, FL).

    Interview

    The interview was based only in two questions, and the last question was to give an answer in a concept of mechanical engineering. I guess was not bad for an interview with them. Unfortunately, no answer since then (at least from the company if I was accepted or not), however, the HR said that they choose a candidate and those ones rejected received an email notifying. Email which I never received and thank I wonder to ask, if not I'll be still waiting for a response

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