BlackBerry Interview Questions in United States

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014
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  1.  

    HUB Core Applications C++ Developer (Intern) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    6 Interviews. Questions about my prior projects. Technical questions included questions on locks, deadlocks, threads, string manipulations

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Radio Software Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. got a call and interview was completely technical on whats on my resume

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Mechanical Designer Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sunrise, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview Details

    Talked with recruiter at campus who said BlackBerry wasn't accepting resumes but told me to apply online. After I applied I emailed her later and she responded that the interview process would begin soon. Got contacted for a phone interview with the manager. Interview began with explaining points on my resume while the manager looked for a point to segue into the technical interview. Questions were very technical, asking about different aspects of Mechanics of Materials (beam bending) and a general physics question about buoyancy. Manager was more interested in how I came about finding the answer rather than whether I was right or not. I was contacted a couple weeks later over phone offering me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • When you fix a beam to a wall and add a shear force at the end of the beam, where does the beam fail first?   Answer Question
    • Which type of beam would be stronger against a shear force at its end: a hollow circular tube or a solid cylindrical bar both with the same cross-sectional area?   Answer Question
    • If you have a boat in water and you want to sink the boat, how would you go about doing it? How does the boat stay above water normally?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Pay was very good compared with other companies.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Radio Software Integration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sunrise, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    you need to apply for the position in the company website.
    Later i got a mail from the recruiter that i need to give a phone interview.
    The phone interview went for about an hour which is done by two individuals.
    1st person asked me more about the projects i mentioned in my resume and technical questions regarding in the field of RF.
    2nd person is completely technical round.

    Negotiation Details
    as it iwas an intern position so i was not able to negostiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hiring went well

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    Negotiation Details
    Was able to negotiate salary
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is relatively easy compared to the competitors, just couple of rounds of interviews and thats it. Hiring process is easy, but slow

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation phase for fast and quick because of me.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackBerry in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    After an initial phone screen, walked into a recruiting event and went thru 3 rounds of interview- one technical, one behavioral and one HR.

    Interview Questions
    • None too difficult. Discussion on quick sort, its run time complexity, basic OOP concepts. Few questions related to Polymorphism and Java specific class definitions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The HR came back with an offer and we went back and forth a couple of times before I accepted the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at BlackBerry in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Mostly technical questions

    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate much
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Mobile Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview Details

    I was an intern for two semesters before I applied back for the same team after graduation, so my experience may be shorter than others.

    My interview for the intern position was a phone screen that lasted a little longer than an hour with 4 developers and 2 managers. The managers explained the projects that the respective teams owned while the developers asked questions. The questions mostly consisted of object oriented design principles of Java and regular expressions.

    I applied through the public employment portal. The process took close to a month from scheduling an interview, through the background check, until I had an offer. The interview consisted of 6 rounds, 4 of them being technical questions or riddles and the other two regarding my experience outside of BlackBerry.

    Interview Questions
    • For my internship the most expected question was whether or not interfaces are supported in C++. I answered, no that's a Java only construct. The interviewer then asked if I was familiar with the virtual keyword in cpp, at which point I realized that you could create an equivalent of a Java interface in cpp by creating an abstract class with only pure virtual member functions. A great question.

      For my full time interview, there a few trickster questions regarding memory management in C/C++ (e.g. when and where will this program crash, where is the memory leak, etc.) as well as a few general binary search tree and linked list questions. Expect a few questions regarding running time and concurrency, but nothing too grueling.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was simple enough, but seemed to draw out for too long. They offered me more than my ballpark figure was with good benefits. The longest and most grueling part was the background check.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackBerry in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was pretty quick. They needed people ASAP at the time I started there. Regular intervirew questions, not that much technical.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I told them I got another offer higher from another company, they raised their offer by 10K.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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