IBM Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
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interviewed at IBM in May 2013.

Interview Details

Very simple process applied directly to company, got interview and technical test

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No it was non negotiable
Accepted Offer
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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
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at IBM.

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    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  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Application Details

    interviewed at IBM in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Ordinary questions about Java,J2EE, describe a tough or interesting project you experienced, how did you handle challenges

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was smooth, While the interview process was a bit rocky...
    Invited for the technical interview, Made to wait for 20 mins. Technical interviewer finishes the interview. Made to wait for 2 hours to inform that the Mangerial round of interview will not happen the same day. Had to travel to IBM office after a couple of weeks and the interviewer was rude as he was asked to take this interview all of a sudden and he didnt have time for me. FInished the interview, no salary negotiation.
    Offer letter was send by courier in a weeks time, well behaved HRs. HRs responded to all queries.

    Interview Questions
    • All straight forward questions in technical round
      Managerial round was with open ended questions and interviewer showed lack of interest in interviewing.
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    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, the Manager didnt have time
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy 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 days - interviewed 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 day - interviewed 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
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got an internal reference from my friend. After the manager got my resume, I had a face to face interview at the company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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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 days - interviewed 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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