IBM Interview Questions in Boston, MA

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    Consultant Interview

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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through campus career network, received an interview on campus, there were three interviews: one more behavioral in nature, one more on the technical side, and one case study interview. Most questions were pretty standard and conversational. The case wasn't difficult; just prepare to ask for additional information you will need to solve it.

    Interview Questions

    • What sort of role do you take when you become a part of a team or group working towards common goals?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Average Interview
    No Offer
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    Application

    interviewed at IBM (Littleton, MA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    In the phone interview, I was asked to introduced myself focusing on my developing experience and skills instead of being asked questions. Then I went to the second round interview, and talked with a technician in an office. I was asked how to design a website.

    Interview Questions

    • There would be a IQ test. Get well prepared for that or you might regret!   Answer Question
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    Associate Partner Interview

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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    VERY long process filled with weeks of no communication. I was contacted by IBM for two different roles. Several telephone interviews. Then a group interview in Boston. We were split into two groups of three. We did a group project. Like a case study in B-school and presented our findings and recommendations to a group made up of senior people in the practice. Then we had one-on-one interviews with a couple of them. I was practically offered the job. Then I was told I needed to interview with the VP over the group. He was already in a bad mood when we started the call. He had his mind made up before we ever talked. All in all it was a difficult experience at best.

    Interview Questions

    • How much will the solution cost? (Question posed during the group interview.)   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM (Littleton, MA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Telephonic Interview screening

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about testing and just checked about a overall understaning of CS and questions on the resume   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Littleton, MA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I received an email that said they wanted to set up an initial phone screening. The initial phone screening was normal HR questions (i.e. Why IBM? Where do you see yourself in five years?). Then about 2 days later I had a phone interview with several different teams asking questions like how to update an immutable string in JAVA. Basically they wanted to know how JAVA dealt with Strings. What was a closure and why is it useful in JavaScript? Then they did an IQ test online.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a closure and how is it useful?   Answer Question
    • If you had no measuring tools how would you estimate how many ping pong balls would fit in a school bus?   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    interviewed at IBM (Cambridge, MA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    contacted through job fair, day long interview, nice dinner. follow up interview conducted with team members; good way to test chemistry. Human Resources are a good point of discussion regarding questions. Very pro active

    Interview Questions

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    Management Consultant (Strategy & Change) Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    I had a back-to-back phone interview with two people. The first was a case interview and the second was a behavioral interview. Each interview took half an hour each.

    Following the phone interview I was called in for a day long on-site interview at Boston. We had a group discuss with three other interviewees. This was followed by two one-on-one interviews with partners and principals. One was a case interview which was moderately difficult with very little number crunching. The second was a fit interview.

    I did not get an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the partner's gave me a case which was created from her personal experience with an automotive company. She gave me the high level problem and asked me to provide her with an approach to tackle the problem.

      The problem related to a design process of a product prototype. The goal was to reduce the time and resources it took to design the prototype.
       
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    Product Development Lead Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in March 2009.

    Interview

    There were two phone interviews. The first was a screen of sorts where the recruiter asked me a basic set of background questions. I'm not even sure if the recruiter knew what I was saying but apparently he liked what I had to say because I had the next interview the following day again over the phone. The second interview was with the companies' CTO who would have been my manager. We discussed my background and my approaches to development and best practices. Then for a more detailed example he presented me with a specific problem that the company faced in their development and asked if I had a solution. I discussed a few possible solutions all of which, he later let me know were solutions they had already tried, but he was very up-beat about my having suggested solutions that might have been viable. After this I had to cut off the in person interview because my current job had me traveling internationally for an extended period and the company I was interviewing with needed to make a decision.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the best practice for handling multiple languages at run time with Adobe Flex.   1 Answer

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