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Updated Nov 1, 2014
Updated Nov 1, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a nice interview session. Interviewed for IBM z/VM systems team working for their virtualization team. Most of the questions were behavioral. Some questions on background and projects and also on Linux kernel

    Accepted Offer
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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Was referred by employee. Had 4 interview rounds after phone interview. Had tricky C questions , C data structures , string operation programs etc, networking related : TCP states. There was main focus on C programming skills with the ability to problem solving. I like these interviews compared to Google's because Google asks questions which may not even be related to the work you will be doing!

    Interview Questions
    • Dont remember exactly but one was related to C printf arguments & other one on TCP SYN ACK states and sequence numbers   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    describe yourself?

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had a problem with a manager and if so, how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I did not have one, as I had previously interned and was basically offered the job given my previous experience. Usually one manager will do all the hiring for an area and do the initial screening, followed by conference calls with the team that is actually doing the hiring

    Interview Questions
    • They were more interested in myself as a person than my technical abilities that I had already proven through internships with IBM   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Staff Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    recommendation process, internship, then was recommended to full time position, 3 rounds of interview, all are about technical, data structure, algorithm, project, programming on the board. each interview took about 30~60 mins.

    Interview Questions
    • what is the most difficult challenge you met in your project?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at IBM in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was a phone screening interview. Several days later I was contacted to be interviewed by several technical personel and given a short skills assessment test. The screening interview consisted of general questions about my current resume, career path, and what I was looking for in a job and work environment. The technical interview consisted of more specific questions about particular skills and how I would rate various skill sets from 1 to 10. A short skills test consisting of a series of questions focused on skills required for the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between an object and a class in java?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Pay and amount of time required for on-call duties.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    Pretty boring, straightforward behavioral questions with very little technical depth. The culture was pretty professional and stuffy, not a place where younger people would be interested in working. The manager was not technical and the technical staff was not that skilled. I would personally think it is hard to get top technical talent and filter them out with these interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    one in person interview

    Negotiation Details
    joined as graduate, no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    around 3-4 technical rounds, a written test, a couple of management interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • a technical round about computer science which you studied during engineering.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    If you are in the current city have to attend face to face first round other wise first round will be telephonic
    questions will be on C, Unix kernel, data structures and algorithms

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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