BlackBerry Interview Questions in Toronto, ON

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview screening
    1 phone interview based on role/job (scenario based questions)
    1 in person interview hiring manager got sick and replacement did not show any interest in the interview or the process, looked very bored and talked about himself and his previous employer. Told me he got nothing he is just filling in for sick manager. I asked if I should re-schedule with the manager. He said no need you will be contacted. I was contacted with an automated email indicating my services were not required. Never again.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    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 5 daysinterviewed at BlackBerry in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview. Most questions are technical but basic. They are all about C++. For example, the difference between stack and heap, process and thread, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. Just need to review basic knowledge of C++.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Developer 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 a weekinterviewed at BlackBerry in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my university. Received an email from the BlackBerry Campus Recruiter saying they would like to schedule a phone interview with me. Received the call on the scheduled date. They asked me general questions about my schooling, basic questions about programming in C++, mobile development, and multi-threaded programming. It was all very general and nothing too difficult. Very relaxed and the guys were very nice.

    Interview Questions
    • Compare and contrast the differences between developing a desktop application vs developing a mobile application.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was pleased with their offer and didn't feel the need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Developer Intern 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 in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got an interview email 3 weeks later. Phone interview the next day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Tester Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the school's co-op program. Had an hour long phone interview that was largely informal, with purely non-technical questions. Fairly easy and straightforward in my opinion

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a difficult problem that you had to solve   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was on simple systems topics such as Fourier transforms, sampling. Time frequency domain relationships.

    In person interview was much more difficult and more details oriented than high level.

    Questions on multirate and statistical signal processing. Questions in C, C++, and Matlab. In general questions required a blackboard and calculation.

    Real-time implementations of systems

    Interview Questions
    • Questions on multirate signal processing, upsampling, downsampling, including equations.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Touch Panel Developer, Co-op 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 5 daysinterviewed at BlackBerry in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    After the preliminary screening, the time taken to set up an interview may take anywhere from a few days to a few months (assuming they are interested in interviewing you). The interview, for Waterloo based students, will be at whichever location you will be working at, a great chance to take a look at the office culture, and the team that you would be working with as the successful candidate. The interview for this position involved a lot of first-year circuits, with some second-year diode theory.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the I-V characteristics of a diode. The only second-year question asked during the interview (outside of programming questions).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project Support Coordinator Intern 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 in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    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 2 daysinterviewed at BlackBerry.

    Interview Details

    Too many gotcha questions.
    Asking people to solve detailed work related problems that they are not familiar with.
    Asks questions along the lines of Microsoft and Google.
    Many detailed questions on programming languages - if it is not in your active repertoire - god help you.

    Interview Questions
    • Write code to simulate recursion with iteration.
      Undergraduate numerical analysis problems that I did 25 years ago.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    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 5 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    3 steps process. 1) email then Phone Interview with HR, review resume, your expected salary range 2) email then Phone interview. In this case with a manager of three groups. Technical questions, describe best achievement, what are your weakness. In the end the interview was for 3 different jobs. After a long time got email I was not considered for step 3.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe what design patterns you have used in solving a tough problem.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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