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Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at BlackBerry in October 2012.

Interview

I got one round phone interview with team leader.

Interview Questions

  • why if(null == c) is better than if(c ==null)   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    - Applied through Jobmine
    - On campus interview at University of Waterloo
    - Fairly easy interview: knowledge based questions, zero lines of actual code written, behavioral questions.
    - Offer extended through Jobmine.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Positive Experience
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BlackBerry in March 2012.

    Interview

    I applied for the job position on RIM career website. Usually the positions posted in the past 1 week will get response. My position was posted one day before I applied for it. Then I got an phone call for phone interview schedule. I scheduled a few days later. The phone interview last about 30min. One week after the phone interview, I got anther phone call to schedule onsite interview. They booked the flight to Dallas (TX) and hotel for me. The Dallas office is very nice.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. How does RAKE receiver work?   Answer Question
    • 2. OFDM (high PAPR)   Answer Question
    • 3. What access type is used in LTE UL? Why? How does it work?   Answer Question
    • 4. HARQ: can we have parallel HARQ, i.e., can we send new packets when the HARQ process for an earlier packet has not finished?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Neutral Experience
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    No Offer
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    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackBerry (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Traveled to Ottawan, ON for the interview. Conducted a 1:1 interview with a senior developer that lasted for approximately 30 minutes. The interviewer wasn't friendly at all, so it made the interview experience a sour one. He led me into the room and started by asking my previous work experience and then follow up with an algorithm problem, and was then followed by straight forward general questions regarding JAVA.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you draw an "X" on a screen made from smaller "x"s?   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry in November 2010.

    Interview

    Both interviews were very technical. Lots of questions about architecture, networking, virtualization and various aspects of hardware planning/management. Had some behavioral questions as well.
    Easy questions included port numbers for different services, osi model and such.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry in April 2010.

    Interview

    applied online, phone interview after 2 weeks, then 1 to 1 interview. overall the interview was positive. no offer tho.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at BlackBerry in February 2010.

    Interview

    The interview was not very hard. It was mostly about your previous experience and some simple questions like the difference between abstract class and interface in Java.

    Interview Questions

    • When would you use interface over abstract class in Java?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in September 2008.

    Interview

    There were three people interviewing separately, 2 technical interviews and one with department Director. The technical interviews were around problem solving skills, algorithms, and one creative problem to solve. I made my homework by going through the interview sites before this interview to see the brain teasers and polish the problem solving skills. The creative problem I was solving was described in details with a C code sketch.

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