IBM Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 6, 2015
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Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM (Austin, TX).

Interview

There were two interviews on campus. A couple weeks later they sent me an email to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was with a manager and a recruiter. It took 30 minutes. During the phone interview they asked mostly questions about my resume, projects, and some behavioral questions. They focused a lot on teamwork experience. Overall it was a positive experience.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM (Rochester, MN).

    Interview

    Used a job board. Initial contact via telephone and e-mail. Once selected for an interview, interviewed with 4 areas. I was hosted by an great employee, who took me around the town from my hotel. If selected, then formal job offer given.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were pretty laid back. It was hard because the areas were different so it was confusing to try to figure out how to answer because it ended up being multiple job possibilities.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was with mail, so it wasn't so much negotiation as one might expect, at least that was my experience. There are guidelines in this company, but you can try to negotiate.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM (Research Triangle Park, NC) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Different than industry. Must know some one inside. applying through regular channels don't work most of the time. Human resources department representative didn't sow up for any interview. Benefits information and general information was not provided.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Yonkers, NY) in April 2009.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me... followed by a pre-screen by the manager... followed by a telephone interview by a senior Engineer... followed by an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    They didn't have any particular project they need people to work on... it almost sounded like they need someone to walk in and do something fantastic so that their group's average rating goes up. Not goal-oriented team.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM (Austin, TX) in April 2009.

    Interview

    Spoke with rep at career fair. I followed up by email to make sure they had my info. I then was emailed back and told to apply for a specific position via the website. I did that and then was phoned for an interview and then they made a decision after I sent some more info in.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM (New York, NY) in February 2009.

    Interview

    First there was phone interview with the hiring position manager. After it's passed, I got the invitation to go to the site for one day interview. I met with the manager and he/she arranged the whole day interview including presentation, 1-1 interviews with the group key members and the higher level manager. After 1-2 weeks, I got the notice of job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • what's your career expectation after 10 years?   1 Answer
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM (Austin, TX) in July 2008.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone screen. Lots of technical questions, but I decided not to take the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Something about what database table schema to use in a particular scenerio to keep the data normalized. I wasn't that difficult to answer.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Not a good fit for what I want to do.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Essex Junction, VT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Essex Junction, VT) in February 2008.

    Interview

    Met with recruiter at job fair, then set up a 1:1 campus interview. This interview was explaining my resume and previous work experience and why I would be a good fit at the company, That went well so I was recommended for a phone interview with a manager. That was mostly a behavioral interview with..."tell me a time..." After a few days I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you failed and how that experience has helped you later on   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Essex Junction, VT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM (Essex Junction, VT) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Very relaxed environment. If they are paying your travel expenses for the interview, you have a very high percentage of being hired. The key is to pass all of the prescreening.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your thoughts on the advancement of the semiconductor industry?   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process consists of three rounds..
    1. Group Discussion
    2. Technical knowledge
    3. PI

    Interview Questions

    • how could u make 5+5= 545?   1 Answer

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