I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at IBM in November 2013.
Interview Details – Very extensive process involving several rounds of interviews with many people. Many types of various questions around strengths, weaknesses. Other questions included scenario type questions such as "tell me about a time when.....and how did you handle it"? Also asked questions around why you want to work for IBM and what your goals are, where do you see yourself 5, 10 years from now?
Interview Question – How would you explain IRR to a non Finance person? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Their offer was $20K/year below another offer I had and they did not want to match or beat the other offer.
Interviewed at IBM
Interview Details – Interview process included 2 fifteen minute interviews on campus following a career fair.
Interview Question – No difficult questions, very straight forward. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Internship so no negotiation
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in June 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through Career Development Center at College. Consisted of a phone interview and two, same day face-to-face interviews. Took about two weeks from first interview to offer letter.
Interview Question – Know your Excel!! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Other than starting date, everything else is non-negotiable.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IBM in June 2013.
Interview Details – I got an interview following my college career fair. I met with two representatives for approximately 20 minutes each. Both reps were from the finance employees who also went to my school. Neither were HR reps, so the interview was quite informal and simple.
Interview Question – I was asked to defend items on my resume Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in May 2013.
Interview Details – I first received a call from the recruiter and she was trying to sell me on coming. The weather is really bad here but I was okay with it. Then I had two back to back interviews, the first with the hiring manager and the second with another financial analyst. The first interviewer was really nice and asked easy questions. The second interviewer grilled me and really challenged my experiences. I thought I failed for sure but received an offer.
Interview Question – Do you really work there (the company on my resume)? Does this company exist? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, very strict crappy salary
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in April 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online after a career fair on campus. Got the called and I drove to Rochester to interview. I met with two different people a "Team Lead" and a Manager. They were both very nice and the questions were not too hard. They asked questions about my Excel skills and my ability to deal with people.
Interview Question – Excel questions and it helped to have knowledge of specific terms like Pivot Table, VLookup, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, If you get an offer for an FA it will be for 40K
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 months - interviewed at IBM in March 2013.
Interview Details – Very informative process. I recommend to do your reviewing and see how things go. It will be over the phone interviews. So I recommend practicing your vocal skills and trying to convey a sense of companionship and initiative. Its very easy to sounds bland and boring. But bland and boring will not land the job.
Interview Question – What do you have to bring to the company? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Straightforward.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM.
Interview Details – The hiring and interview process for this position was probably the shortest out of any I have experienced. I interviewed with them when they were on campus for a Job fair. The interview lasted about 45 minutes and involved pretty basic interview questions. After the interview I was told I would hear back within two weeks whether I got the job or not. Sure enough two weeks later I was given a job offer. No follow up interview, no negotiation. The hiring for this position must have been outsourced because after I received the offer I was contacted by an HR representative by telephone with dismal English skills and contact information form India.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for IBM? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I declined the offer because It was the first offer I had received and after that I was presented with better offers from other companies.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in January 2013.
Interview Details – I was hired through an on campus process. It was poorly managed from a communications standpoint.
Interview Question – The interview was more of a fit interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – One sided, at IBM you take or leave the offer generally.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at IBM in November 2012.
Interview Details – I went to my university sponsored career fair and talked to the representative who said they'd pass on my resume. I heard back from them a month later and they wanted to do an on-site or phone interview. I opted for on-site and drove 4 hours to the office in Rochester, MN. I interviewed with 4 different people for about 2 and a half hours. They asked me typical questions about my experience at school. No weird questions.
Interview Question – Be prepared to talk about your leadership skills as much as possible. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to choose my location but no negotiate salary or anything like that.
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