IBM Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2015
Updated Apr 13, 2015
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    Consulting Leadership Position Interview

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    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Job posting stated 5 yrs industry experience required, 8 yrs preferred. I had the preferred amount of experience, so submitted my resume and was contacted by a recruiter for IBM. We arranged the interview date/time via email. When the recruiter called me for the the phone interview, she told me only minutes into our conversation that really they were looking for someone with 15-20 years of industry experience, and described a very different role than what was in the posting. I confirmed with her that she was describing the role title I had applied for. She seemed to have no explanation for the vast difference between the posting and the role she was now describing. I withdrew my application and ended the interview early because I felt this was a big red flag.

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    SIEM Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    First interview went well, was casual. The guy conducting the interview seemed really nice. The second interviewer was hard to understand, we did not speak the same language & he did not seem interested in the interview.

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    • Why do you want this job because you arent qualified?   1 Answer
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    Business Analyst Interview

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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    3 interviews, 2 behaviorals and 1 case study. Definitely prepare for the case study--I thought I did really well on the behaviorals and didn't nail the case study, and didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you react if you were told on Friday that you had to be on a new project on Monday?   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Phone, phone, case. Got an employee referral which led to a first phone call, just a screening, led to another phone call, not exactly a screening more of a talk to me for 10 seconds ok you're on to final rounds. I got and accepted a job offer elsewhere in the mean time, they take forever.

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    • Describe a role as a leader, describe a role as a follower   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    There were two interviews on campus. A couple weeks later they sent me an email to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was with a manager and a recruiter. It took 30 minutes. During the phone interview they asked mostly questions about my resume, projects, and some behavioral questions. They focused a lot on teamwork experience. Overall it was a positive experience.

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM (Austin, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email a week later requesting an interview. The week after the interview a representative from HR contacted me to fill out a formal application and to fill out a form with the amount of college credits I had completed to help them figure a salary. It has been a week since those forms were filled out. No official offer yet, but I'm hoping that will be the next step.

    As for the interview, it was very laid back. The interviewer described the job and what was expected of the intern. It was more of a conversation than the typical question/answer interview. A few personality and technical questions were asked but not many.

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    Anonymous White Collar Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Phone screen with Human Resources who had a friendly demeanor. I asked most of the questions and tied in my background. Then phone screen with line/hiring manager. Thus far, in 50% of my contact with the firm, there was some kind of negative response for asking important questions. Culturally- this may work better for people who don't think for themselves. That surprised me at first.

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    • I asked most of the questions. The hiring manager brought up some scheduling issues which could be a downside to the role.   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    They sent me an email and schedule a phone call interview, and it took about half an hour for the interview, some basic resume questions and ask me to describe the most impressing projects that have ever done, and then some questions on the projects that they will do.

    Interview Questions

    • Introduce the project that will be working on, and also some system design stuff   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    After the phone screening and coding challenge there is the on site interview. It takes 3-4 hours during which you meet the entire project team. Some may ask technical questions, but generally they ask behavioral questions.

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    • Social/Behavioral questions   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    3 part interview: (1) case and (2) behavioral. Behavioral interviews are straightforward. Case interview is set-up to be easy. Make sure to ask pertinent questions while solving the case. Company tends to focus on fit, so the behavioral interviews are more favored.

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