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Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a role as a leader, describe a role as a follower   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Anonymous White Collar Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • I asked most of the questions. The hiring manager brought up some scheduling issues which could be a downside to the role.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Transition Executive, IBM Global Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    An IBM executive recruiter called me after being referred to me by a current IBM executive. We had one phone interview and exchanged several emails before and after the interview. He was professional and very direct - no sugar coating.

    Interview Questions
    • The IBM executive recruiter had reviewed my resume on LinkedIn before our call in some detail. He began by asking for clarification on previous roles and job titles - digging deep with a critical eye. He asked me to provide examples from 3 account transitions that I'd led and wanted to know size/scale/scope/timeline of each. For example, who was the client/what industry, how large was the deal ($M), what did it entail, how long was the transition timeline, what was your role exactly (reporting structure, level of authority...), how large was the team, how was the transition team structured, how was your performance measured, what hardware/software/network/resources/etc was being transitioned (counts, geographies...), how was the success of the program measured, what governance mechanisms were in place, level of client interaction and at what level... He wanted to know everything and was adept at spotting any weak areas and asking a lot of follow on questions. He was incredibly thorough and clearly a tough gate-keeper in the recruiting process. It was the toughest interview I've had in 20 years in this industry - but entirely professional. He was good.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    on campus interview Ask about technical questions. It was harder than my expectation. but fair.
    He asked about IBM and how far I know about the company. Very professional question even though it was internship position.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your analytical skill
      What do you know about IBM?
      what field is your interest?
      Describe your projects
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    GBS Summer Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at IBM in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    One hour interview: 30 min behavioral, 30 min case. The fit was pretty standard. Be sure to know why you want to do consulting and specifically why at IBM. The case was slightly harder and was more interviewer led, but the interviewers are friendly and are willing to help you out.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a moment when something you tried didn't work and what you did to change that.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    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.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and the team member contacted me after like a month through email. We set up a time for a technical interview. He was 30 mins late for the interview. Interview went good, but never got a response from them after that.

    Interview Questions
    • 1) Sort the integers in an array
      2) Design an elevator system
      3) Some question involving linkedlist and hash table.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    I am currently waiting to hear back from IBM to have a 3rd round interview with an IBM office. So far, this process has been very enjoyable. Every person I have spoken with has been great and very helpful. I had a first round on my college campus, and a second round over the phone. My only complaint so far has been the time it takes for this interview process to move along.

    Interview Questions
    • Name three things that you IBM has done in the last few months that you think are great ideas, and three things you think they have done that are bad ideas.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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