IBM IT Architect Interview Questions

Updated Jun 15, 2015
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IT Architect Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM.

Interview

Pretty informal chat. For the most part, we covered my resume. There was little/nothing in the way of technical questions - no 'quizzes' to solve. At the end of the interview, I was brought to meet the team.

Interview Questions

  • What experience do you have with databases? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Did you consider yourself the best programmer in your class?   Answer Question

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    IT Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Research Triangle Park, NC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Ended up applying online through a job board. I received a phone call about 1 week later from a staff member there. He went over basic things such as my resume, projects that I had worked on before, what my biggest accomplishment was. Second phone call was just verifying this information. Third was in person. A couple drawn out problem solving sessions along with meeting members of the team I would have worked with.

    Interview Questions

    • Which previous project would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment   Answer Question
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    IT Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at IBM (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Really short and simple. It seemed as though they really knew what they were looking for. I didn't know if I wanted to work for them again but in the interview they really turned my feelings around. I really hope that I get the job there and I am able to utilize my talents for IBM once again.

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    IT Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Unless you're one of those folks who jump from job to job and have mastered the Interview process, I suggest you do your research on the Interview Process and the varied types of questions (technical and non-technical) that will be given. IBM knows you have the talent and skills. What they are looking for is energetic, innovative, and process oriented personnel. I suggest reading two books: "Strengths Finder" by Tom Rath and "The Greatest Salesman" by Og Mandino. Also look into Abby Kohut for her insights on the Job Interviewing process.

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me about yourself"... this is the question where you need to sell yourself and your accomplishments - - not what you can do. Unless you're Steven Hawking, there's a lot of people who can do what you do. Focus on how you've done it better than the next person. Next hardest question is "Why did you leave your other job?" or "Why are you looking for a new job?".   Answer Question
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    IT Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM in June 2007.

    Interview

    Applied on-line, got the technical phone-interview call in 2 weeks. After I have been cleared from phone interview, they called me to Atlanta for personal interviews, where 3 sr. executives interviewed me separately for one hour each. Then I was told about the offer details over the phone in 2 weeks and sent me the copy later. Everything went very well.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you run /drive the conference room pilots (CRP)?   3 Answers

    Negotiation

    Unfortunately nothing much, to negotiate as they offer was really good. So accepted the offer as it is.

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    IT Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    joined via an acquisition so was not interviewed

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    IT Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vác (Hungary)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at IBM (Vác (Hungary)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through agency. Competence center 1 day. This was a lengthy process with IQ test, presentation, group work etc. Interview with supervisor after. Not much to say about it. It took weeks until they came back to me. People were on holiday or whatnot.

    Interview Questions

    • Need to solve and present a business problem.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Nothing.

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    IT Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at IBM (Hortolândia (Brazil)) in August 2011.

    Interview

    It was a very nice interview. Good experience. I always wanted to be back to IBM. I was transferred to AT&T due to BlueSky deal but seems IBM is pretty much internationalized than other American companies. IBM provides a lot of opportunity to achieve a lot of professional growth.

    Interview Questions

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    IT Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at IBM in April 2008.

    Interview

    Was interviewed by Lead Architect for role of IT Architect with a UNIX focus. Interview concentrated on my skill set and how I could add value to the process of transformation and migration of client UNIX based application to IBM and/or client data centers. Interviewer was very professional and to the point and asked about my experience and skills in this area. The job involved work from home and travel and his wanted to ensure that I was comfortable working in the IBM culture of remote work on multiple projects. He sensed that I "had been there and done that" due my specific about problems that can arise out of such projects. I think that was what sealed the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go into a client and move application to a thrid party DC?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negoiation was with contracting agency and hence I was happy with the result. Note IBM has given all contractors a 20% rate cute in 2008/2009 and my initial salary would have been about $150+ otherwise.

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