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IBM Applications Developer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Baton Rouge, LA

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in November 2013.

Interview Details – Applied on October 23rd. Got called for an interview on October 30th. Got flown out to Baton Rouge November 7th. Had a technical and personality interview on November 8th. Received job offer November 20th.

Interview Question – What is inheritance?
What is encapsulation?
What is an object?
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East Lansing, MI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in February 2010.

Interview Details – Two interviews, one technical and one behavioral. The interviews were conducted back to back and then the offer letter was sent within 2 weeks.

Interview Question – I was asked to completely describe a project I did years before.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


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Lexington, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 months - interviewed at IBM in May 2009.

Interview Details – It was for an internship position and I only had one phone interview. It was relatively low on technical questions since they were looking for someone soon. They did go through some of my previous work and since I had a decent portfolio for an intern the offer was easy to get.

Interview Question – I wasn't expecting questions about management and team work since it was a technical job. Questions like how did you work with the team when deadlines were not met or working with someone who was not a good collaborator, etc.   View Answers (2)


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East Lansing, MI

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in August 2010.

Interview Details – I applied online, got an e-mail for a technical phone interview which was for around 45 mins. then i was called in for an interview on site which was a one on one technical and resume review which was hardly for 15 mins.

Interview Question – Difference between a string and a stringbuilder   Answer Question


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East Lansing, MI

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at IBM in March 2009.

Interview Details – The interview process started with a phone interview. Then I was called in to do 2 1:1 interviews. The first was a technical interview, the second was a behavioral interview. 2 days later, I got a call with the job offer

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Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable


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Applications Developer

I interviewed at IBM in October 2013.

Interview Details – I got a call from HR of IBM Solutions Delivery and scheduled me to the 2nd stage, technical Interview. I had the tech interview with foreigner interviewer. Then after that call, I received no call from IBM regarding the status so I mailed them to ask any update. Then they informed me that I passed the 2nd stage and will update me soon for client interview. But months passed and still no movement. Then I've inquired and find out that my application expires. Geez. Poor process.

Interview Question – OOP Concepts.   Answer Question


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Calcutta (India)

I interviewed at IBM in July 2012.

Interview Details – first there was aptitude consisting of series and maths.then there was english consisting mainly prepostions.then there was interview

Interview Question – tell me about yourself   Answer Question


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Applications Developer
Hyderābād (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 days - interviewed at IBM in May 2010.

Interview Details – Its pretty simple and straight forward process.
1) technical interview
2) PDM round
3) HR round

Interview Question – About my strengths   Answer Question


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Aurangābād, Maharashtra (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at IBM in June 2008.

Interview Details – I got through campus. We had one writen test. written test was mainly non-technical apti question only. followed by one interview. Interview was pretty simple. mainly had simple questions like LinkedList prgram, oops questions. some OS related questions etc.

Interview Question – Reversing the linked list   Answer Question


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Applications Developer
Bucharest (Romania)

I applied through other source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at IBM in November 2012.

Interview Details – The recruitment process consisted in 3 tests I took in the same day. First one was a Java basics test which actually focused more on OOP general concepts and I had 45 minutes to finish it. The second was an SQL test, including some questions about theoretical knowledge and also some queries - medium difficulty. For this one I had one hour to complete it. The third and final one was an English language test. After finishing with all this technical stuff, I had an interview with the project team leader, which did not last more than half an hour and was a general discussion.

Interview Question – The questions were not difficult at all considering that this was an internship application, and their purpose was more to test general programming concepts I should have had from university.   Answer Question

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