IBM Intern Interview Questions

Updated Oct 4, 2014
Updated Oct 4, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at IBM in February 2009.

Interview Details

- Phone Interview (very brief)
- HR Interview (Mostly about you and your experience, with a couple of behavioural questions at the end)
- Assessment center is a full day. 4 seperate interviews with hiring managers asking behavioural questions around the IBM core values. As well as some psychometric testing and a group presentation.

Interview Questions
  • I have a scale and 7 balls. 1 ball is heavier than all the rest. How do I determine the heaviest ball with only 3 possible weighing attempts?   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Especially the business case was not very easy. We were put together in a team of 6 and had to solve a business case in 45 minutes (including presentation)

    Interview Questions
    • Which position do you have in a typical team? (not so hard but the only one I remember :) )   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews . The interviewer tried his best to make me feel comfortable . Standard questions of Careercup . And nothing of the sort like digging in deep to find new answers to questions . They are pretty happy if you give the correct answer . The work culture is great and compared to other companies where interns are not treated properly , everybody is helpful here . A great place to work .

    Interview Questions
    • Just when I thought that the nterview process was over , I had a short interview when I joined the company . Although informal but an interview , and one my fellow interns started shivering .   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mombasa (Kenya)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mombasa (Kenya)
    Application Details

    interviewed at IBM in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Quite fair. Being the first exposure to the STAR method of interview it initially was challenging but the people were great and understanding. The panel gave me enough time to think through what I was saying, were really patient. For an internship position it was a bit more than I expected though, a three people panel was quite a bit too much.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at IBM in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Talked to a recruiter at my College and was contacted next day, set up a call for later that week and the phone interview went well. Pretty standard behavioral questions, helped that I knew about some current projects and about the company in general.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions, the interviewer is there to see what you know so there will be some thought provoking questions, the interview process is not over yet so im putting down that there was no offer but I fully expect one.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter and then apply. They scheduled a online interview using Skype. The interviewers were friendly but they seemed a little bit in a hurry.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me to describe myself, the typical "tell me about yourself"; it caught me off guard.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    IBM sent a senior hiring manager to a collective interview even that my program was hosting. They interviewed with all of the relevant students that were available in order to get a good feel for who was going to be a good fit. They knew that the program we are a part of was already giving us the technical competency to compete for the positions and so the interview was primarily based on how we would fit within the culture of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were not very technical, as it was more of a personality interview. The hardest question was "What is a challenge that you have faced in the past and how did you overcome it?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    2 parts, first was behavioral and second was case. Behavioral super easy. Case a little harder, also nice interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process differs very much for every position. I was surprised with 1:1 interview where my bosses were present even for such short-term position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Unpaid position. No negotiation needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IBM in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty laid back. I think the whole process took around 3 weeks. I submitted an application and received a call about two weeks later to interview the next week. I went on site and it was a round table interview with the hiring managers or someone they sent in their place to take notes. Questions were pretty normal. I only had one interview and got a job offer a couple weeks later. The managers just wanted to get a feel for who you were and what you wanted to learn so they could put you in the right department.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too unexpected. They asked what you knew about IBM and why you wanted to be an intern there. They did ask me to give a 30 second commercial to market myself, but it was pretty much the same as being asked to tell them about yourself. They ask for a strength and a weakness, an example of when a teammate wasn't pulling their weight on a project and how you handled it, and an example of a time you failed and what you learned from it and how you came back from it type thing.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was originally dissatisfied with my payment offer, but I countered and they accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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