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Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2011.
Interview Details – I applied on the RIM website and was contacted a few days later by one of their recruiters and set up a phone interview. Phone interview consisted of a brief overview of my resume and previous expirience with a few situational questions. At the end of the interview I asked about more details of the position since the posting was vauge.. recruiter didn't know any specifics. I was contacted a few days later to setup a panel/presentation interview. I was told the presentation should be related to the job but the recruiter again couldn't answer specific questions about the position (ie, who the end user/customer was). The interview started with the presentation part of the interview. I was cutoff mid presentation and told that my presentation didn't exactly pertain to the position. I was then asked a series of situational/role playing questions. My answers were very similar to the "correct" answer given by the interviewers but I was criticized for not stating company policy. How am I suposed to know the company policies if I am not employed by the company?? This interview was frustrating and I felt like it was a complete waste of time. I don't even think a current employee would be able to "pass" the interview based on the answers they were looking for. I received a call from another recruiter a few weeks ago wanting to set up a phone interview for the same position. What a joke. Don't waste your time.
Interview Question – You inherit an account from another account manager and on your second day you get a call from the VP of the company. VP is upset about an ongoing issue that has not been resolved and demands to speak to your VP within 30 minutes. View Answer
Human Resources Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in May 2011.
Interview Details – Received a call from an internal recruiter who offices in a different city and she phone screened me. I was then asked to go in for an onsite interview. The hiring manager and her direct report (the team) both met with me, and spent a long time to go over behavioral interview questions. Organized but relaxed atmosphere and the team meeting was nice. The next step was to meet with the director - but was informed that the position was frozen.
Interview Question – I was provided with a scenario where three employee relations situations that all occurred at the same time. I was asked how I would handle each of them in what order, then asked why I chose to tackle them in the manner I described. Answer Question
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Software Developer Co-Op Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in June 2011.
Interview Details – 2 Phone Interviews.
Projects I have done
Level of expertise in Java
How would you rate urself in java
Why should we hire you
Service Engineer Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in April 2011.
Interview Details – I have an interview for RIM in Irving,tx for the position of ervice Engineer Specialist. I had aphone interview with a recruiter which waspretty standard and easy just asking about my salary requirements, reviewed my resume, and asked what my tech skills were. He also asked about 2 or 3 behavioral question pertaining to handling difficult situations, and he asked of my goals. I received an offer for an in person interview the next day. Does anyone know what I should expect in the face to face interview. The interview will be with a team member? Thanks for any knowledge
Interview Question – Describe a time where you were faced with a difficult situation where you had to meet deadlines, How did you handle it? Answer Question
Embedded Systems Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2011.
Interview Details – I applied for this position through university career center, then they called me and scheduled an interview oncampus. Interview was about 1 hour, initially interviewer inquired about my projects then he asked to write a code in C language. The questions were simple. After the interview I never heard from them.
Interview Question – Write a C code for reversing a group of integers? Answer Question
Software Developer Co-Op Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2010.
Interview Details – This was for a product software development co-op position.
The hiring manager sent out an email and contacted via phone to schedule an interview.
The interviewer called right on time and asked JAVA questions.
Basics of JAVA as well as implementation based questions asked.
Got a call from the recruiter after 4 hours and they extended the offer.
Interview Question – what is an iterator in java? Answer Question
Software Test Eng Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in December 2010.
Interview Details – How would you test a toy ladybug?
The culture seemed laid back, but they want workers that really know their stuff.
Interview Question – How would you test this ladybug? Answer Question
Talent Management Advisor Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in October 2010.
Interview Details – Submitted my application online. Then found the hiring manager through LinkedIn and contacted her directly. She then forwarded me to the lead recruiter who I contacted. She set me up for a phone screening interview, which went well. She was very nice, responsive and made the call very easy. Asked for my salary expectations, some typical questions, review of resume history, clarification on past roles, etc. Got a personal email from recruiter about a week later in which I was declined due to level of experience didn't quite line up. Would have liked to have gotten the job. Overall, a very good experience and no red flags.
Interview Question – Tell about a time that you didn't get the results you worked for in a previous role, and how did you respond. Answer Question
Customer Technical Support Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2010.
Interview Details – Phone Interview:
Internal recruiter phone interview was very thorough and professional.
Group / Panel Interview:
The questions asked were hypothetical without a right or wrong answer with little feedback as to whether or not the answer given was correct.
Panel did not appear to have adequate knowledge of the area of expertise they were interviewing for.
Interview was not very professional and the panel wasn't friendly or organized.
Didn't ask questions pertinent to the position.
Interview Question – What would you do if a customer called in demanding a solution that was against policy and threatening to call CEO if you didn't do what they demanded. View Answer
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Technical Support Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2010.
Interview Details – I received an interview requesting a date, and time that I can speak to a recruiter in regards to the Partners Blackberry tech support position. I responded with 3 dates and 3 time slots that I would be available. I received a reply saying he did not have any available time slots available. I email him again with another time slot and it was confirmed. I began to have mixed thoughts about the way the online communications had gone so I missed his call on purpose! He emailed me again with wanting to reconfirm for another time. I confirmed. He called 15 mins past the normal open window but still took the call. Was a great connection with the recruiter and me with general questions and answers given and about the position and what it details. The phone screen ended positive with I will be getting an email from scheduling about confirming a group/panel face to face no later then Monday as my phone screen was on a Friday afternoon. Monday rolls, Tuesday rolls, and Wednesday rolls, and I finally emailed the recruiter and some how an email confirming a time was sent like after I sent a follow-up email. The face to face was the following Tuesday. with four other individuals. The main manager asked a series of questions then turned the floor over to a non-manager employee (regular support agent) the others sat, listen, and did some writing. Was so over this whole process. Did not feel any connection with any of the panel members. With only a few questions in, I began to drift from what was asked of me, and began to find a way of ending the interview as I just lost complete interest as there was no connection (in my eyes).I believe the feeling was mutual as no response from them but that's expected as it took someone I know that works there 3 months for a offer. I wasn't that needy. I just began to realize blackberry is on there way out as window's and Apple are way too advance/ahead of them.
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