IBM Interview Questions & Reviews in Canada

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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  1.  

    Linux Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had an in-person interview and then was required to complete the IPATO, which is IBM's aptitude test. I had two interviews in sequence -- one with my (soon-to-be) manager, and one with a (soon-to-be) teammate. The manager focused largely on asking me scenario-based questions, while the teammate concentrated on my prior experience.

    Interview Questions
    • My manager reviewed the list of skills that I had on my resume and told me that he didn't believe that I had all those skills. This was an internship, but I had about 5 years of prior IT experience as I took a number of years off school to work.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Compiler Developer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Five rounds of phone interviews. Four technical interviews and one manager interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Consultant Co-op/Intern (Global Business Services) Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Recruiting process took place over the course of 4 days. Began with a telephone interview with the HR, lasted about an hour or so. Super friendly, very casual, interactive and candid. Was told the following day that would move onto second round. Second round interview was with a Partner, who asked a few difficult questions and challenged some perspectives. Overall, great interview process and a great group of people.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analytics Internship Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received an email for an interview around two weeks later. Phone interview was very casual, mostly consisted of learning about the job and the qualities that the best candidates should have, asked several questions in regards to the information on my resume, was set up for a second round interview the next week at the end of it.

    Second interview had more situational questions, but again was very casual. Received my offer two weeks later by email.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a quality that you feel you could bring to this position that no one else could?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Developer Intern PureApplications Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed first by the software architect and then by the manager. I did well with the software architect. No technical questions. He asked me about my courses and what I learned in them. I spoke in detail about the scrum process, agile methodology and my experiences with test driven development during coursework

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    EZ. You accept it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Business/Software Developer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through IBM Careers. Then they asked me to finish IPAT test. After one week, I got a phone call from manager and scheduled remote interview. There are two interviewers, one is manage, another is database architect. It's about half an hour. Questions about the project I have involved, volunteer experience. Although they don't expect database experience, I bet that will be a great asset.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how do you solve a big problem? What if you run out of time?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    IBM Software Developer/Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    # level interview, very technical, TDD, Agile, Algorithms.

    Interview Questions
    • Algorithm questions in general. Hamilton Path.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Gave them a number (googled ave sal.) They accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Release Coordinator/Project Manager Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a request for interview even before completing the online pre-employment test, which I found a little odd. The interview was extremely easy. Coming from an EE background with a lot of software experience, they asked me nothing about my dev experience and the job seemed pretty useless. Unlike most of the positions at IBM, the interviewers were a lot older and the team seemed a little boring.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was really easy, they talked about the position/team for most of the time, and the only thing they asked me was if I was comfortable in a non-dev position.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The impression I got from the team was that the position would be really mundane and repetitive, and that I would have a lot of free time. As an intern, I don't think this is the best use of an internship as you should try to be learning as much as you can through working like a dog in a sweatshop.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Software Developer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Applied via university recruiting, they got back to me within a month and brought me into an office in Toronto for a one on one interview with the team leader, and then a test with one of developers on the team. The interview consisted of some standard data structure and algorithm questions, and then some behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • A situational questions about what should be done if something ambiguous was assigned to you, and nobody (either the manager, client or anyone else on the team) was available.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Intern Software Developer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    very positive and promotive process from the manager.
    easier than anyone can thought. no technical questions were asked.
    only went though whatever I wrote on my resume

    Interview Questions
    • there was no unexpected questions ask by the manager interviewed me.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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