IBM Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
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Application

I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IBM.

Interview

Phone, phone, case. Got an employee referral which led to a first phone call, just a screening, led to another phone call, not exactly a screening more of a talk to me for 10 seconds ok you're on to final rounds. I got and accepted a job offer elsewhere in the mean time, they take forever.

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  • Describe a role as a leader, describe a role as a follower   Answer Question

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Consultant Interview

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    Negative Experience
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Interview

    3 part interview: (1) case and (2) behavioral. Behavioral interviews are straightforward. Case interview is set-up to be easy. Make sure to ask pertinent questions while solving the case. Company tends to focus on fit, so the behavioral interviews are more favored.

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    Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    I interviewed at my college's career center. I interviewed with 3 people back to back for 30 mins each. One case interview, two more behavioral interviews. Only one round! I got a phone call a couple of weeks later letting me know that they were going to offer me a job, and got the official offer letter a few weeks later.

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    • Case interview wasn't too bad, was asked about experience in other countries, what I learned from being abroad   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was my best offer so I did not try to negotiate

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    Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    I interviewed through college recruiting. Only one round of interviews, format of one case and 2 behaviorals, half hour each. It was pretty simple, seemed like they were looking for good personality and passion rather than case expertise like most consulting firms. They want people who understand IBM's mission for cloud, mobile, social and analytics so be sure to convey your interest in those areas.

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    Consultant Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Interview was rather interestingly formatted. It was 1.5 hours total but had three 30-minute smaller interview components back-to-back-to-back: 1 case interview; 1 technical interview; 1 behavioural interview. The case interview was pretty straightforward in that you are hypothetically put in a business situation and have to resolve some issue. The technical interview was also fairly easy but contingent on the nature of the consulting position you apply for (strong likelihood of the interviewer asking coding questions and/or small calculations). The behavioural interview is the easiest - just make sure you're good at talking about yourself!

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    • What's the smartest decision you've ever made in your life?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

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    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    3 30 minute round interview - 2 behavioral and 1 case. Behaviorals were very straightforward: name a time you displayed leadership, worked in a group, etc. Case was verbally given by interviewer, had to take notes, make quick calculations, but overall took about 15 of the allotted 30 min. Very basic and accounting-based.

    Interview Questions

    • Case was about 2 pizza restaurants, listed difference revenues, profits, cost per unit, needed to figure out how to make one more profitable.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

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    Interview

    Participated in recruiting through the university I attend. First there was a simple resume drop and then a final round interview with 2 behavioral interviews and 1 case interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too unexpected and the case was straightforward   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM in October 2014.

    Interview

    3 interviews each half an hour. 1 case, 2 behavioral. These are not in any particular order. They case was very easy math and the behavioral questions were straight-forward asking about your response to a situation.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to teach something to someone and it didnt work.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

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    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Very long process. Three telephone screens -- first with HR, second with peer consultant, third with consulting management. The next phase is a face-2-face all-day interview blitz. 4 more rounds of interviews and finish the day with a group case study.

    Interview Questions

    • The case study is fairly quick, but lots of pressure. There's a final presentation at the end of the day.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Fairly simple. There's room to negotiate on both the base salary, as well as the starting bonus.

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    Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    3 back-to-back interview on campus. The interviewers were very friendly.

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