IBM Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Worst.No management and valid justifications.Hire in bulk and don't value cream candidates.They called as scheduled interview but it happened to be walkins Suggestion to never go for it.Went at 10 am in morning,got 1st round done at 6 pm.No management of HR operations at all.

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  • Asked in HR round to work for just in 10 percent hike and don't expect much later upfront.   View Answer
Declined Offer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Slow and tedious process . Lots of interviews. very technical in nature. I was interviewed over 7 times. each time with a different engineer or management level. Most questions were basic compared to the required knowledge level. However, the interviewers always expected the response to match their intentions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    phone to get date for onsite interview , questions about all things in the CV, and general questions ,why you want to work for us,hat if you got other offer after a while , what are the main things you expect to find in the new job, technical questions about algorithms and data structures

    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation phase
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Galway (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Galway (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied in their site, had to wait one month for first contact.

    First step was a Telephone interview where some technical questions were made and a review of my experience. Two days later i had the information i would have a face-to-face interview.

    In the second interview i meet the Manager and the Senior Engineer for the project, the interview started with a review of my professional experience, then moved to discussion of aspects like Continuous Integration, Technical Questions. Also another aspects of my soft skills were put on test during the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Explained one of my projects architecture, the question was how i would rewrite the project   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation, i got the offer i asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    2 Rounds, 1 Technical and 1 Management Round

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    50 Thousand Range
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average 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)   Answer Question
    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 college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    I applied through campus recruitment process.First round was an online aptitude test which mainly comprised of sequences and series, time-work problems.The second round was another online test which had questions related to business writing, basic grammar.And finally HR interview which lasted for around 30 minutes.I was asked basic questions in C and the routine HR questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Basically, I am Biotech student.He stressed upon the reason to change my field.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a one day process, aptitude test based o number series, refer the previous year papers, after that a verbel test which was based on business mails and simple english, then hr interview with usual questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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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 daysinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    quantitative aptitude followed by gd, interview was pretty easy, all basic c, c++ questions

    Interview Questions
    • questions from c, c++, data structures   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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