IBM Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2014
Updated Jul 20, 2014
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Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in February 2010.

Interview Details

tell me about yourself?

why do you want to join this company?
why should I hire you?
what do you know about this company?
tell me 2 big competitors of company?

Interview Questions
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Preliminary 1:1 interview to evaluate candidate's previous experience and potential ability. Followed by an hour long phone interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 months - interviewed at IBM in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with recruiter at career fair. They then followed up for a phone interview. There was a long time after that waiting and they finally called and I started soon after.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a problem at work and how you handled it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Discussed with several other managers and the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation you handled difficult people confict   Answer Question
    • Describe one of the most difficult technical challenges   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    The company came to our college for campus hiring,conducted a written test,then Group Discussion followed by Technical n HR interviews. Written test was tricky but not very tough...consisted simple but tricky quantitative questions.GD mainly focused on political topics,but its not likely that they always give such kind of topics in all varsities.Technical interview was nice,not very hard to pass,not very easy.

    Negotiation Details
    IBM is a good organization to work with,provides healthy n comfortable environment
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I got an interview there and they asked me some fundamental knowledge about computer architecture and my previous project experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    1 round of written technical questions, 1 round of screening, 2 rounds of technology interview. [one more if required, I hear], 1 HR / Manager round.
    Quite technically challenging and people try to question on aspects of technical expertise [mostly to do with complex concepts in any field that one is interviewed on. say for C, multithreading / socket programming, binary tress and so on]
    People are quite informal and receptive to interviewees. Work culture is fairly free and most times the interviewer tries to make the interviewee quite comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is quite allowed and one can / should negotiate to a certain extent. Dont get over zealous and get greedy though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bucharest (Romania)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IBM in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very common interview, interested but not outstanding one.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    it was interesting and interviewer was smart enough to get the right info out of me

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    a normal interview process with the team and manager. a variety of questions - mostly to gauge experience - no specific technical questions. interview process was split over 2 - 3 days because of availability. interviews were rescheduled near the end so really didn't know who I would be interviewing with until the last minute - therefore couldn't research interviewers

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    1.5 months
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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