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IBM Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM in June 2013.

Interview Details

I have been with IBM since 2011. While it may be the workplace for some it is not fitting towards the environment that I wish to be in. Their learning resources are very limited due to the age gap of employees. Well seasoned employees retire before completing the training of new employees which leads to inadequate skill levels. The technology is very old and out dated, and as a developer you do not feel like you are contributing since the components are so separate from each other.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    University Campus recruiting. Required to put in online application to apply for the job. Had to wait about a month to get interview. Interview was over the phone and took about 75 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    IBM offer is quite competitive.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of interview - one written test followed by a one on one interview with an existing full time employee. This is then concluded by an onsite interview with a panel of interviewers. Interviews were technical with the exception of the group were a few general questions were asked. Hiring was a simple phone call and email followed by a one day on-boarding process which took care of legal details and company pollicies.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question started of with a recursion of the fibonacci series. Then it progressed into obtaining algorithms that fit a use case eg. create a recursion that generates this subset of the sequence represented by a binary tree but has to execute in (n*logn)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable salary, timings were relaxed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    4 rounds of technical interview, follow up by managerial rounds and HR rounds.After 1 week asked for documents submission. technical interview consists of questions related to OS, Linux, shell script, C, data structure, hardware knowledge , Testing, test methodologies, programming. They will also look for better communication and convincing ability. Also they look for how much you have interest to try out for anything that comes in your way. Overall attitude and teaming skill.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    An online written, followed by telephonice interview, then a written test. Two technical rounds, a manger round with two people.

    The HR is super slow, the worst I have seen keep calling or they would never process it :), and even after you are selected you may not get the offer for a month, be careful.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation really.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at IBM in July 2008.

    Interview Details

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    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    1st Q:
    Write a C function that reverses a single-linked list.
    2nd Q:
    Write a C function that compresses a C string from a sequence of characters to a sequence of characters & the # of consecutive times they appear. For instance, Compress("aabcccdd") = "a2b1c3d2".
    3rd Q:
    Describe an algorithm that enable a host to store its state on a storage system & recover from it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Aim high with your monthly salary cause u get no stocks/options/raises...
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at IBM in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Day 1:- written test which includes lots of mathematics
    Day 2:-long and sluggish interview process.Which included HR interview plus Techinical Interview.
    DAY:-3- Result announcement and filling the employement form.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Technical Interview was very intense with a strong focus on basic concepts.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate on the variable salary. If someone is not of finance background, he will just get confused with fixed and variable pay and might end up getting even less than what he was making at earlier organization
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at IBM in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    A project resource initially conducted the Technical round of Interview at IBM location on phone. Then said I will be notified of the outcome. After a few weeks got the call from the HR and said they wanted to have another round, and the same resource conducted this one as well. This time, he verified if I have got myself updated based on the previous interview.

    Once done with Technical Interview, HR contacted me and had a discussion for half an hour. This primarily was only salary negotiation.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation took the longest time, they are difficult to convince.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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