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BlackBerry Interview Questions & Reviews in Toronto, ON Canada

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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Handheld Support Interview

Handheld Support
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2009.

Interview Details – There were 3 interviews: one with the human resources on the phone, the second one on the phone - technical questions and the third one in person with 6 supervisors and at the end with one manager. Great environment and culture.

Interview Question – How would you deal with an angry customer?   Answer Question

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Project Coordinator Interview

Project Coordinator
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in February 2009.

Interview Details – Applied online through their website and received an e-mail from a recruiter a week-ish later with a request for an interview. I live in the Waterloo Region so the interview was held at one of their offices in Waterloo.

Interview ended up being a full-day long, and rotated between the hiring manager and HR rep, hiring manager and one of the project managers I'd support, hiring manager and the director, and hiring manager and a manager from a different department. Asked a series of questions, primarily on past experiences and how I'd react in different situations.

Was thanked for coming in and later received phone call (1-1.5 weeks later) offering me the position.

Interview Question – Some questions relating to PM-BOK lifecycle and process. Nothing too difficult, but a good idea to read through it if you received your designation years ago and forgot some of the fluff parts.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – This was more of a safety position. I had another offer for a position better suited to my skillset at another organization.

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Process Quality Engineering Interview

Process Quality Engineering
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in April 2010.

Interview Details – Initial communication was at the university's career fair. I met the HR lady and she wrote my name down and told me to apply for the job online. I applied around the beginning of January and didnt get called for an interview till the second week of april 2010. It was a phone interview and it went fairly well. The questions were not very difficult

Interview Question – If you had a phone with one key not working and the other keys working how do you figure out if it is a software issue or a hardware issue?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. I was given an offer higher than I expected and accepted it immediately

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Product Management: Operation Specialist Intern Interview

Product Management: Operation Specialist Intern
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details – Applied online, and phone interview. Very nice manager, talked about the job, and general behavioural questions. Conflicts, priorities, etc. Overall experience was very relaxed.

Interview Question – What qualities do you bring that other candidates don't have?   Answer Question

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Applications Developer Intern Interview

Applications Developer Intern
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2013.

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

Interview Question – How to implement stack using an array   Answer Question

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2012.

Interview Details – Before my previous contract ends, I started looking for another contract, I published my resume to the job agent, one week later I got the on-site interview at waterloo, first technical interview with software development lead and one senior software developer, the interview is more difficult than at Banks, some code optimization questions, after that I had been interviewed by the hiring manager.

Interview Question – Some code optimization questions.   Answer Question

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Radio Firmware Interview

Radio Firmware
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackBerry in June 2012.

Interview Details – Had one interview, very technical. Know your volatile, masking, addressing, bit-wise functions etc.

Interview Question – Wit only using Bitwise operations, write a program that returns the number of zeros in a binary number. Like 01010010 will return 5.   View Answer

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Human Resources Interview

Human Resources
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details – Phone screen with recruiter, 10 questions, standardized around experience as it relates to role, experience and looking for. Very standard and general every time
Face to face with recruiter, hiring manager and a team member, very prescriptive, scored interview on a 2 page document. Very formula based, behavioural interview.
Final interview with senior leader of HR or business combination. Relaxed, similar experience questions

Interview Question – What was the most difficult employee relations issue you have encountered in your career? Describe the issue, and steps you took to work to resolution, and what the final result was.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not interested in the work, manager kept emailing and texting during the interview, really seemed unconcerned about my answers. Couldn't imagine working for this person.

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed 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 Question – Nothing too difficult. Just need to review basic knowledge of C++.   Answer Question

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