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IBM Information Technology Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014
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    Summit IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
  3.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern (IT Software Sales Specialist) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sandy Springs, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sandy Springs, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    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   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation, pay is based on the number of school credits completed
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting was easy and fast

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very easy negotiation process in 2009
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    IT Specialist (Long Term Supplemental) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at IBM in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    There was no room to negotiate, it was a fixed salary for that position. There was no relocation package offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Negotiation attempted, employer inflexible on offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    SharePoint Consulting IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    5/12 - Applied for position Microsoft SharePoint Consulting IT Specialist GBS-0478276, USA.
    6/12 – Got email from recruiter to fill questioner form
    8/12 – First telephonic interview scheduled – asked all scenario based questions on technical background
    Try to get in touch with recruiter but no reply, left hopes
    05/13 – Got another email from recruiter to fill questioner form, I scheduled call and explained/asked for my previous interview, it was positive and nobody knows why it’s not proceed further. Then I specifically said “I only proceed if you IBM recruiter will give feedback to my each interview whether its +ve or -ve”, recruiter agreed and schedule another telephonic interview
    05/13- Telephonic technical interview asked questions on SharePoint and ASP.net concepts, went well
    Invited for onsite interview on
    Asked to fill IBM online application form, got air ticket/ hotel reservation and all.
    6/2013 in Dallas, TX-
    • 1 hour intro/presentation of IBM.
    • Then face to face with senior guy with 20yrs of exp , behavioral kind on interview for an hour
    • Then Technical face to face interview with guy having 15yrs exp in net , asked various scenario questions, most of the questions on resume, try to catch on resume points
    07/2013 – Got an update from recruiter that interview feedback was positive working on internal approval, asked me expected salary
    07/2013 – Got call from recruiter, saying all went well, ready to give me offer as per my expectations. Gave some IBM benefits info, said they will send offer letter soon
    07/2013 - Got offer letter…accepted offer…sent acceptance email
    07/2013 - Got questionnaire form for visa
    07/2013 - Submitted all documents
    08/2013 – Submitted to USCIS

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This was over 13 years ago, so it's changed by now. I was recruited right out of college, and interviewed the standard set of questions. It was more technical at the time, and my transcript spoke for itself (in terms of what I knew). They wanted to know more about whether I would travel full time, and about some of the project work I did at the University.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult questions for me are always the one where they ask you about the "most difficult thing that ever happened to you, and how did you respond?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, as I was right out of college. It was the best offer by far, compared to all my college roommates.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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