IBM Information Technology Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Apr 20, 2015
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at IBM in December 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process starts with an email asking about availability. Then you complete a behavioral interview about projects, coursework and hobbies. About 3 weeks later second interview about hobbies, programming languages, availability.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want to do when you graduate and explain how it can help IBM.   Answer Question
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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    group presentation and resume collection. Willing to train or fly us in. Impressive! Then contacted us from the resume pool to let us know we were selected. Overall it's been a fun and exciting process and looking forward to the next step.

    Interview Questions

    • if you could change one business model within the organization what would it be and why?   Answer Question
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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Spoke with a former and future manager as well as a colleague whom I would be working with. Basically informal to the extent they wanted to get to know the person rather than a fact sheet of skills.

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    Summer Intern (IT Software Sales Specialist) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sandy Springs, GA
    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Sandy Springs, GA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I was referred by a recruiter, applied and had to follow up. Immediately the intern manager got my resume, she scheduled a phone interview for the next day and informed me I should hear from her within a week to schedule a second interview if they decided to give me a chance, a week later I heard nothing, so I followed up ad she informed me she was still in the process of reviewing our first interview, and would get back to me. Two days later, she emailed to schedule a phone interview with one of the host managers. I had applied for the IT specialist position but few days later, after the second interview, I was told to re-apply for the software sales specialist intern position, I did that and few days later I was told I got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing so difficult, mostly behavioral question, also, they wanted to know how enthusiastic I was about joining them   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation, pay is based on the number of school credits completed

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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Recruited me straight out of college and paid for my relo. Had 3 separate rounds of interviews

    Interview Questions

    • How can you program when you don't have a degree for it   1 Answer
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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Campus recruiting was easy and fast

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Very easy negotiation process in 2009

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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Mostly behavioral questions in the beginning, gets more technical in the end. There were two people talking, while one of them was probably managing the other. Post interview there is an aptitude test that was pretty difficult and split into 3 different parts- all relating to different problem solving skills.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were leading a team and they came up to you and said there was no way to make the deadline you had set. How do you approach your client?   Answer Question
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    Junior IT Specialist With French Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at IBM in January 2014.

    Interview

    Interview was about 45 minutes over the phone with a manager, team leader, an HR member, as well as team member. Basic questions pertaining to role and my experience. Received offer shortly after.

    Interview Questions

    • Introduce myself and say when and how I used certain technologies listed on my resume.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Received what I asked for, which was the average that I found on glass door and heard from other associates.

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    IT Specialist (Long Term Supplemental) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at IBM (Boulder, CO) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I've applied online in November, about 3 weeks later i received an email from the my manager to let her know my availability for the interview. Then i didn't heard anything until about mid December when I received another email form my manager for a phone interview. Interview lasted about 25 mins but it was not difficult, it was based mostly in my resume. After that interview, I received the offer on Jan 1

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions. Based on resume. Not that technical.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no room to negotiate, it was a fixed salary for that position. There was no relocation package offered.

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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at IBM (New York, NY).

    Interview

    There was a long period of waiting during the hiring freeze after an IBM employee reached out as initial interest. After hiring freeze ended, two customary HR interviews took place, and I was hired. This process was unorthodox compared to standard hiring process; the standard is to begin with university internship, post internship interview, then employer decision.

    Interview Questions

    • 30 minute intelligence test composing of many IQ-esque questions. (Matrix transpositions, pattern matching, simple math with large numbers, etc.)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation attempted, employer inflexible on offer.

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