IBM Interview Questions in New York, NY

Updated Sep 18, 2014
Updated Sep 18, 2014
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    Entry-Level Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview on campus with alumni representative. Personality interview that covered basic interview questions. Second and final round interview at IBM offices in NYC. Interviewed with three people, two of which were basic personality type interviews and the third was a case study. The case study was fairly straightforward, they weren't trying to trick you or throw anything really unexpected at you, just see that you prepared and try to understand your critical thinking process.

    Interview Questions
    • Prepare for case study, not unexpected but need to familiarize yourself beforehand. Other questions were straightforward interview questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Change Management Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Heavy OB / Org Psych focus
    First round: informational / get to know interview with Associate Partner
    Second round: informational phone interview with a consultant
    Third and final round:
    Group case + two individual interviews (strategy case & behavioral)

    The overall process was light, positive, and very different from what I expected.

    Waiting for final result now.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at IBM in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Easy process. Phone screen then interview in office -- 3 30 minute interviews. Whole thing took several months.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school, interview consisted of three back to back interviews. One behavioral, one technical and one case study. The technical was just discussing your technical proficiencies and the behavioral were just standard questions (i.e. tell me a time when..)

    Interview Questions
    • Case study about company that sold hardware, software and services over a 5 year period with declining revenues and flat gross profit.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Consultant 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 day - interviewed at IBM in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted in August for a resume drop, then contacted again in September for interviews. Flown out to NYC office for interviews in late September. Interviews lasted only one morning, consisting of 1 case and 2 behavioral. My interviewer for the case was very unprepared and was looking up her case while I gave my "tell me about yourself" talk. Behavioral interviews were pretty standard. After the interview, I was told decisions would not be made until November. In the first week of November I was emailed saying I was still under consideration. After 2 weeks of not hearing anything, I emailed the recruiter and was replied to with a rejection.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to convince someone of an idea.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Development Product Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through campus recruiting fair. Had been chosen to go to NYC for the first screen interview. The interviewer was not looking for the background which matched to mine (VLSI design). He told me he will forward my resume to the right group. It might take longer to get the next round. One of my friend who has matched background in process technology got second round right one day interview next week and visited the foundry. Overall, I think they should have a telephone call before calling candidates for a trip (not paid)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    I applied the position through campus career website, and got the first interview notice about one week later. After first interview, I had site interview opportunity. The whole interview process was well organized. About 30 people attended the interview. I talked with three managers. Interview questions were not very difficult.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Associate Partner/Senior Consultant 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 4 months - interviewed at IBM in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had an opportunity to interview with IBM for consulting/transformation positions. I was kind of disappointed that despite being an internal referral, the whole interview process took over 90 days plus and I was connecting with people in person that I had already spoken over the phone. There was no emphasis put in to connect me with the right folks who had a better understanding of my background as well as aligning me with the right opportunity.

    There was a gap of over a month or so to connect with each interviewer, interestingly enough all interviewers were local. Then during the in-person session, I had to wait for over 30 mins or so to connect with the interviewer. The rest of the sessions were also conducted in haste and were poorly planned. One interviewer was preparing for his GMAT and was really not in the frame of mind. What really threw me off was that a person with 12-15 years of experience was interviewing with candidates who were in 7-9 years work experience bracket. Although smart, but they could not comprehend or connect the dots.

    In general, I would recommend to ensure the role you are interviewing for, the level, who are you going to connect with in-person, what's their background and so forth to avoid a very lengthy cycle of interviews.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Process Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    get an email about setting up phone interview. after phone interview w/ HR manager, setup a onsite interview. Onsite interview just lasted half day and ended after lunch.

    Interview Questions
    • In a night shift, you found an issue in the product line and stopping the process would lose the product, and there is no other experienced person you can rely on, What you will do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had two rounds of interview. Initial round was telephonic, which was easy. Just the usual BA questions were asked and it was 15 minutes long. Final round was a panel interview, which was more like a technical round. They gave me some scenarios and asked to create use case diagrams.Also asked about RUP process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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