IBM Interview Questions & Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Mar 27, 2014
Updated Mar 27, 2014
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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 months - interviewed at IBM in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring/interview process to date of hire including background check (1 month) took a total of 5 months. About 3 telephone interviews and then on all-day onsite interview with a complex case study which required each team member to evaluate in a small group and present.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Simple...but ZERO room to increase from their original offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Business Analytics and Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interviews with only one round consisting of three 45min interviews: 1 behavioral, 1 case study, and 1 "technical" interview. The behavioral interview was very IBM focused, having you answer questions/give examples of how you fit into certain characteristics IBM values; for example being a "wild duck"... The case was relatively straight forward and was control+comand style. The technical interview wasn't very technical and was more so just about the candidates experience using certain programs during their education/work experience.

    Interview Questions
    • The behavioral interview in general was the most difficult as IBM's "qualities" they look for are very specific and different than other consulting firms, so it's hard to prepare answers beforehand.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Global Business Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IBM in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a resume through university recruiting then received an invitation to interview. There was one day of 3 interview - 2 behavioral and 1 case - and I then received a call about 2-3 weeks later with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Same package for all entry-level consultants.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Information Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at IBM in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    You have one or two phone interviews. After you pas those you go into interview with IBM. The interview takes some time because they setup groups of people to ask you about your experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really any hard questions because I have experience in the field. They ask you about travel and make sure you understand that you will travel.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted the initial offer because it was more than my other offers.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Resource Deployment Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at IBM in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    IBM will have you interview with a minimum of 3 people.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary, company reputation

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Recruiting Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at IBM in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview

    Negotiation Details
    Flat hourly rate, no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed on university campus for the Global business services, CBD program. There were 3 30min interviews. There were no second rounds, so this was your one chance to get it right. My interviewer was very informative and told me exactly how the process goes and the case was very informal and comfortable. I felt at ease throughout the entire interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at IBM in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    - Applied through LinkedIn for a different position posted by the recruiter
    - Recruiter replied requesting a time to talk
    - IBM does not work with F1 visa holders

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed w/ IBM GS this past Friday in Chicago that turned into a nightmare and worse experience in my entire career. Interviewed w/ the most egotistical, abrasive and belligerent Associate Partner I've ever experienced. WARNING! Stay away from IBMGS.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you think you are good enough to work for IBMGS. You're interviewing for an Associate Partner position?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Data Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    HR Called me initially, and asked about my previous take offs and expected take off's, expexcted time to join the company if offered. Then was called for a Technical Interview, followed by a face-face interview.
    After a week offered the Job

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is good
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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