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IBM Interview Questions & Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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Managing Consultant Interview

Managing Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – Business Case Study   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Simple...but ZERO room to increase from their original offer.


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

IBM BAO Managing Consultant Interview

IBM BAO Managing Consultant
Schaumburg, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ months - interviewed at IBM.

Interview Details – Applied online at IBM career section and month later received a phone call for a brief introduction and reconfirming my experience and an overview about the hiring process. Month later following the phone call received an email asking previous IBM id and other details (I worked earlier for the company) to check if I am re hirable or not (I guess they just want to make sure I didn't leave in red category). Then Month later received details for telephonic interview. It was not technical and more wanted to make sure what I have on Resume is correct. Then month and half later received invitation for an onsite interview.

Onsite interview had a case study followed by a technical and behavioral interview.

Case Study:
They make groups (normally 3-4 people) and each group has to study hypothetical business scenario, discuss within a group and present in front of senior management your recommendations. Each group member has to present something, you have to decide who is going to present what? During the initial discussion time you have an evaluator, evaluating each member. At the end each team has to present there recommendations to panel.

Personal Interviews:
Technical Interviews were more discussing about previous projects and role. Behavioral interview was how do you handle situations in so and so scenario.

Interview Question – Case Study and presentation was difficult but I think they just wanted to see how the candidate perform in a team to come up with something effective.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Business Analytics and Operations Analyst Interview

Business Analytics and Operations Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Global Business Services Consultant Interview

Global Business Services Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Nothing was very difficult   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Same package for all entry-level consultants.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Information Architect Interview

Information Architect
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Resource Deployment Manager Interview

Resource Deployment Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied online and 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 Question – Typical interview   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Salary, company reputation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Recruiting Program Manager Interview

Recruiting Program Manager
Chicago, IL

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

Interview Details – Phone Interview

Negotiation Details – Flat hourly rate, no negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – How does your background fit?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through other source and 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 Question – N/A   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Managing Consultant Interview

Managing Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – What makes you think you are good enough to work for IBMGS. You're interviewing for an Associate Partner position?   View Answer

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