IBM Interview Questions in Canada

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    4 rounds: applied online through company website. Contacted by Human Resources. Then the interview actually includes 2 rounds with Human resources managers, department managers. and a test. 4 rounds: applied online through company website. Contacted by Human Resources. Then the interview actually includes 2 rounds with Human resources managers, department managers. and a test.

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  2.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Overall a very good experience -- the interview was very pleasant and the interviewers were very nice. I exchanged a few emails with the project manager then was invited for a phone interview. I also had a few follow up questions by email.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe my contribution to the projects that I had in my portfolio.   Answer Question
    • Some basic coding questions that I had to complete and explain my thought process.   Answer Question
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Just a formality. The HR group makes decisions in advance of where people can be moved. The interviews are rudimentary with Managers pretending they know what they need.

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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    One hour phone interview. Interviewer started off by describing the three positions available on his team. Interview then proceeded to ask questions about previous school projects and previous coop experience. Once all questions were asked the interviewer ended the conversation with a brain teaser. In summary, discussed previous school projects and previous coop experience. Ended interview with a brain teaser.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your previous job experience.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate pay as it was only an intern position. Was made the offer and chose to accept it once it was presented two days after the interview.

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    Software Developer, Coop Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Interview was mainly questions from my resume, about my past work experiences and projects. Technical concepts relevant to the team's functionality were asked. At the end of the interview, I was informed about the team's functions, and the required skill sets that will be useful for the role.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Applied through university job hiring process. Got interview within a few days. Interview by Skype with Senior Developer and PM: Talked about personal projects, how I implemented them. Easy questions, about socket.io, node.js, query, mongoDB...

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Applied on a whim my second time and ended up getting an e-mail from a recruiter to chat. Explained a lot about the program, asked some high-level questions, and clarified questions that I had. Invited me to interview that Friday. Had a one-on-one (or two) with a MP and AP. Lots of behavioural-based questions, but they did ask me about every single thing on my resume (including things I thought were inconsequential retail/school-related/etc. jobs/volunteering). Lasted around 30-45 minutes. Recruiter contacted me early the next week to take an aptitude test. Received the offer the week after.

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    IT Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    First received a phone interview which was very informal. From there an interview was scheduled with two IBM representatives. Both asking questions and taking notes. Interview lasted just under an hour and there were about 8 questions. The two representatives also talked about life at IBM.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were basically all related to past experiences. Situational type questions... i.e Demonstrate a time where you effectively used time management to accomplish a task?   Answer Question
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    Extreme Blue Technical Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at IBM (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Initially applied online. Got a call and went through the process. Couple of technical interviews to get thought. Work through problems on the phone and write code in a google document where they hear speak and see you typing. They want to get a feel for how you work through a problem. (tough! Know your algorithms, their possible implementations and complexities) then you interview with the managers and teams looking to hire you. You have to fit, you are not guaranteed a position still at this point. They will test you HARD!

    Interview Questions

    • lookup bitonic sort algorithm on Wikipedia. From the picture alone try write real code for the parallel algorithm. That was a question I got for one of one of the teams.   Answer Question
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    Compiler Optimization 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 1 dayinterviewed at IBM (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    There was a general meeting with everyone prior to the individual interview. One on one, lasted for 45 minutes. Asked generally about my resume, projects I've worked on, what I wanted to get from all this, general interview questions. Then this is followed by some technical questions. At the end was told about what IBM does and given chance to ask questions. Very casual overall.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement depth first search on a bst.   Answer Question
    • How do you quickly double a positive integer variable's value assuming it has already been assigned one ?   Answer Question
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