Glassdoor is your free inside look at BlackBerry Software Tools Developer interview questions and advice. All 3 interview reviews posted anonymously by BlackBerry employees and interview candidates.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Ottawa, ON (Canada) Apr 2011 – Reviewed Apr 12, 2011
Interview Details –
It was a fun lengthy interview process. The phone interview consisted of 2 interviews. The first phone interview was about Skills Test and Personality Test with the HR. The second interview was about my skill set. So they asked me what I have done in the past and how I did it.
The people are super nice, we had a nice conversation about technology and skills. It was a normal interview so it wasn't that bad.
The Group Panel Interview was interesting, they made me come onsite, and there was 3 geniuses in a board room for a good 4 hours! They didn't ask me to solve any algorithms or any teaser questions, they wanted to see how I work on a normal day to day activity.
So they gave me a paragraph that describes a problem. They said this is a user story. So for 1 hour, I needed to break down that user story and gather requirements. That user story was about authentications and permission roles. It was really nice scenario, because till this day, whatever I did during that day is what I am doing right now! We were brainstorming ways to make it better, it felt awesome.
Negotiation Details – Bad, I made a mistake in my offer, but they said they can't go higher. But I really liked the interview so I wanted the job, so I just took it.
No Offer – Interviewed in Waterloo, ON (Canada) Aug 2010 – Reviewed Sep 19, 2010
Interview Details –
Applied online, and it took at least two months before the initial set-up for a phone interview. It was the summer season, so it could have been vacation time. Started with a HR interview, and moved on to an half-hour to an hour technical phone interview. A week later, an in-person interview was scheduled.
The process was fairly painless and straightforward. The technical interview was interesting and wide-ranging, and seemed to be a good cross-section of the job requirements.
Interview Question – Given a large corpus of data, how would one search the data for a string efficiently? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Waterloo, ON (Canada) Aug 2010 – Reviewed Aug 21, 2010
Interview Details – Applied online. Was contacted after 2 weeks. Interviewed with recruiter on phone.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for RIM? Answer Question
Be Bold. Be Passionate. Be Creative Be Bold is our philosophy. At BlackBerry, you can push the boundaries and you can rewrite the rules. Innovation is rewarded and you’ll know that the people you work with all share… — Full Overview
Provided by employer [?]
This is the employer's chance to tell you why you should work for them. The information provided is from their perspective.
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –