I applied online - interviewed at IBM in December 2013.
Interview Details – phone intermview and site interview
Interview Question – write code on site Answer Question
Negotiation Details – tell them you have another offer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in August 2013.
Interview Details – 1 on 1 meeting with the hiring manager. HR called with the offer. Offer letter follows within a week.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IBM in July 2013.
Interview Details – Started with email outreach. Followed by brief phone call setting up initial interview. First interview was with a Manager. Then there was a follow up interview with the Test Team lead.
Negotiation Details – I did not attempt to negotiate
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at IBM in November 2011.
Interview Details –
Two interviews with two Functional Verification Test managers. First setup an hour-long phone interview and asked me about my current role on my team, questions about previous projects, and an explanation of what the job responsibilities consist of. The manager called me a week later saying they selected me for the position.
During this time, a second manager called me on my office number and gave me a quick 10-minute on the spot interview asking what I did on my team and he told me I was exactly what he was looking for.
Never got an offer from either of them. Lot of politics at play in IBM... Don't believe anyone until you have an offer!
I applied online and interviewed at IBM.
Interview Details – Was asked to explain about a project I did in school, what the difficulties were and how I overcame them. Was then asked what positive/negative qualities I think a good QA engineer needs to have. Then was asked what tests I would run on an electric kettle. After that a few puzzles.
Interview Question – What tests would you run on an electric kettle? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IBM in October 2012.
Interview Details –
They preferred phone interview to avoid making me travel, quite considerate.
Mostly technical questions:
- How to accomplish some goal using Unix/Linux operating system commands
- SQL query related questions, joins
- Simple DB theory questions, primary key
- Basic QA theory questions such as white box vs black box
Interview Question – Difference between an inner and outer join with example Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no ability to negotiate as it was a student position
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at IBM in January 2012.
Interview Details – Applyed online through university career website. A week later, got an email to schedule the interview. The interview itself took an hour.
Interview Question – What would you do if two projects are due at same time? Answer Question
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