BlackBerry Interview Questions in Toronto, ON

Updated Mar 16, 2015
Updated Mar 16, 2015
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    Hardware Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview Details

    Applied on their website, 3 weeks later got a interview on the phone. 30 min long. Interviewed with 3 guys, very relaxed, very nice guys. Told me about the position, what I'll be doing,very textbook interview. Job involves completing a series of thermal tests identified to qualify a product as well as qualifying prototypes or new solutions and involved in the design and development of new or existing thermal solutions. Easy questions. Got an email next day saying I got the job and got the official offer a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • What experience do you have in python,shell, and matlab?   Answer Question
    • How do you find the size of a matrix and how do you find it's transpose in matlab?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Process was simple and professional. The interviewer was more interested in team fit than a specific set of experience. Met with potential team members as well. Relaxed yet professional atmosphere, HR was not very involved.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Technical Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BlackBerry in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    After applying for this job on the Blackberry site as a part of my Co-op program, I received an invite for a interview via teleconference. The interview was conducted by three interviewees and went on for about a half an hour. Overall it was a good experience and I recieved an offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at BlackBerry in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Two interviewers which were very nice and laid back. Asked basic questions about projects, skills, etc. Followed by technical questions from topics directly from the job posting. Know your resume and brush upon Java, C++, Databases and OS.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview Details

    This is dependent on really who is seeking to hire you and who you know as well as what level you are applying for. They look at job experience and out of the box thinking. Problem solver

    Negotiation Details
    easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initially got contacted by HR for an one-hour interview, which was scheduled as an in-person interview as I live not far from the work place. The hiring manager met me and was interested in my one-year co-op experience at the company. I was evaluated on skills and experience desired for the position, and got the opportunity to learn more about the team. A second onsite interview was scheduled in about two weeks when I met other team members and was assessed on a few behavioral questions by HR. There are also more technical coding questions asked for evaluating the knowledge base and potential as a software developer. Both interviews went smooth and the hiring committee is nice and friendly.

    After then it is reference check which was fairly quick that took one week, and background check and waiting period. I was called by HR about an offer around three weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewers know about my previous co-op performance and there are not too difficult technical questions. A couple of behavioral questions are asked, e.g., have you had experience in resolving conflict, what makes you get up everyday for work, etc. They are equally interested in evaluating interviewee's soft skills for a good fit to the team.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As I am a new grad, there is not much negotiation. The hiring committee asked for my previous co-op salary and expected salary range, made a good offer that matched my experience and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BlackBerry in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the employer site. Phone screen for 30 minutes, then in person interview with manager, then in-person interview with peers. Whole process form start to finish took almost 3 months. Included background screening and reference checks.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly situational questions, what would you do if you were in this situatione etc. Nothing too complicated   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted the first offer as it was better than I had expected. No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Candidate Care Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Was referred by a Director, the Hiring Manager reached out to me directly via email asking if I was interested in the role. Had 1 interview with a panel of 3 interviewers, all from OD. Interview was fairly easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical HR questions, nothing difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Asked for higher salary but offer was final.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineering Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through the BlackBerry site, was contacted less than a month later by email for a 30 minute phone interview. They sent an offer package a month or so later with about 10 documents that had to be signed and returned via the package that they sent. Overall it was a very smooth process.

    Interview Questions
    • What scripting/UNIX projects have you worked on (Difficult for me since I hadn't done any)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They pay for extra luggage bag, airfare (round trip), transport from/to airport and 2 nights in a hotel.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackBerry in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a phone interview and the HR person didn't attend it for a personal reason. They asked a lot about my past personal project. (Things like how is this part working, etc) They also made a very comfortable interview atmosphere. I prepared quite a bit on this interview, but ended up not saying much what I was going to say.

    Interview Questions
    • How are list and tuple different in Python?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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