BlackBerry Interview Questions in Canada

Updated Aug 31, 2015
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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online via the BlackBerry website - received a notice for a phone interview 3 weeks later. The interview was standard. All questions asked (that required a short/long answer response) were behavioural based. Just about every question I was asked required me to draw from my personal experiences. The only technical questions I was asked happened towards the end of the interview on whether or not I: knew what QNX was, had any experience with Linux/Unix, had any experience with reading error logs, any experience with command line prompts in Linux. Be prepared to back up any personal experiences that you draw. IE. I had previous leadership experience that I mentioned; the hiring manager asked me how I would be able to use what I learned from that experience and apply to this position at BlackBerry. The interview took roughly 55 minutes; 45 minutes of that involved me answering the employer questions. Phone interview was 1:1, conducted with a person from the User Engagement team. tl;dr: If you've had interview experience before, this will be fairly easy.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions asked were behavioural based. Some that I remember off the top of my head: What leadership qualities can you bring to this position? Recall a time where you were unsuccessful in a team setting; what was the outcome? You can find more examples on these types of questions online.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Received an offer from my co-op office 3 days after the interview (even though I was told to expect at MINIMUM to wait a week before hearing back). No negotiations.

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    Systems Implementation Specialist (Co-op) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Had a 45 minute phone interview with 3 managers.Most questions were about previous job experience, and some academic experience. They also asked if I had any experience with project management software (such as Microsoft Project), and if I was familiar with various communication standards (LTE, GSM, CDMA etc.). The interview process was fairly standard.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2014.

    Interview

    Had multiple interviews through pipe-line posting. One phone interview with the team. Talked about previous projects and knowledge. Basic behaviour questions. First interviewer was pretty dull and did not want to hear about experience, the other two were very nice.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a virtual function? Define 3 principles of OOP.   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through BlackBerry career website and the process took three weeks. I had only one round of phone interview. A manager and two senior developers did the interview. Very friendly and helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic OOP concepts, Garbage collection in C, Smart pointers, Difference between Abstract class and Interface   Answer Question
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    Safety Compliance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    looking for intern jobs, rim gave me an interview about power and charging, just one phone interview and most of them are easy engineering basic questions and lab questions

    Interview Questions

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    Blackberry Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    It was back in 2005 and not sure if it is relevant any more. Got an email from HR person in RIM, he seemed to find my resume on Workopolis. After sending him my resume we arrange a phone pre-screening interview for about a half hour. After several days I had another phone interview with 3-4 tech people. Questions were easy - DNS, SMTP, HTTP, NTP, Linux and Solaris internals, FW, troubleshooting, etc. After passing that I got face2face interview in Waterloo office. It was semi formal interview with 4 people. Same type of questions, no problems answering them and was waiting when they really start asking HARD TECH questions (which i always enjoy on interviews). It turned out they were looking for general knowledge in *wide* area of skills as they planned to train the new hires for huge stack of *in-house* messaging applications which were *really* complex.

    Interview Questions

    • all questions were easy. The range of questions was pretty wide - from load balancing and SQL queries to low level Linux stuff, troubleshooting network issues and tuning the kernel and TCP stack.   Answer Question
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    first interview with HR and hiring manager - standard, then technical with Engineers, final with hiring manager

    Interview Questions

    • regular questions, in most cases they already know you .If you are new - not too much chances to get job.....   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview

    One phone interview- largely behavioral. Also talked about resume elements, previous experiences and current courses taken in college.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Test Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through my campus recruitment portal (University of Waterloo), and heard back from them on time during the interviews period as one would expect. The interview was at their head office here in Waterloo, and lasted around an hour. I arrived a bit late as I got delayed while leaving after a class, and they were completely understanding of it. The people seemed friendly in general, and my interviewers started off by talking about the job itself. I was then asked a few general questions like 'Tell me about yourself...', 'What are your strengths and weaknesses?', 'Why do you want to do software testing?' and such. They then proceeded to the more technical questions related to the job itself such as testing methodologies, what would make a good bug report, and software testing scenarios. Overall, it was a rather challenging interview as they did push for detailed answers and you had to think well on the spot for some of the scenarios. The position also involved working overtime for on-call duty to meet release schedules due to the nature of the team the job was for. Their reply on the outcome of the interview came a few days later than expected, and resulted in some anxiety and confusion as they had promised to get back within a few weeks by the expected results time for our coop process here in UW.

    Interview Questions

    • If one of the keys on the numpad didn't work (pressed but no input displayed) while dialing a call on your phone, how would you find what the problem could be?   1 Answer
    • How would you test a microwave?   1 Answer
    • If you had to release something by the evening, but only managed to complete a third of the tests by noon, how would you approach the situation?   1 Answer
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    Software Development Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Overall this was a great experience - Interviewed on a conference call with 3 people, all part of an individual team, all of which I would end up working with later on. Interview was based heavily on past experiences, some minor technical questions, and a logic question. Overall very relaxed environment, felt really good.

    Interview Questions

    • You have a deck of 52 cards, and you have no way of telling which are face down and which are face up. You know 10 of them are face up. Find a way to return 2 stacks of cards with an equal number of face up cards.   Answer Question

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