IBM Research Research Intern Interview Questions

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    Summer Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at IBM Research in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by an IBM employee requesting an interview. It was a 30 minutes phone call about my interests and what the group at IBM did. It was more of trying to figure out if we had similar research interests as opposed to being "tested" for my technical skills.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It's an internship. No negotiations. Their terms were pretty good
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Research Intern Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Applied couple intern positions online then got two calls from different research teams. Both teams intended to give the offer... then I have selected the one who reached me first. Very nice interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Intern Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM Research in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was a PhD student. They were hiring a research intern, looking for a very specific skill set. The manager happens to be a collaborator of my advisor. Though I did not have a very good background on the topic, I passed the interview and got the offer. Of course, I proved myself to them.

    Interview Questions
    • Briefly present your work during the phone interview, they will sporadically challenge you.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at IBM Research in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    A phone interview by project manager plus technical guy. Mainly talk about my research and introduce their project and research at IBM health informatics research. Really enjoyable experience.

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  White Plains, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM Research in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    I had a single phone interview prior to accepting the position. Initial contact was initiated by my graduate adviser. It took a gentle email reminder two weeks after initial contact to get the interview scheduled. I was simply asked to describe in detail the work I had done that was most relevant to the position. Followup questions probed for more details rather than grilling on knowledge. The process seemed like more of a formality.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your prior experience, research, and projects.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Intern Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at IBM Research in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got this opportunity to phone interview by submitting my resume through a recruiter contact I got during a conference. I have not heard from them yet.
    For the phone interview, I was expecting questions about projects from my resume but the questions were from the courses I took. I think since the person was working on a Data mining/Machine Learning, lot of questions from ML was asked. Much depends on the interviewer but I think it is good to review your more research-based courses if any.

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    • Questions based on past experience and projects in language processing.   View Answer
    • Difference between discriminative and generative learning models. Is SVM discriminative or generative.   Answer Question
    • Explain Text Categorization as a generative learning task.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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