IBM Intern Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethlehem, PA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Bethlehem, PA) in October 2014.

Interview

My interview process started with representatives coming to a career fair at my university. It was fairly informal. The first was a day after the career fair and that was a chat about what that employee did at IBM and what an intern might be doing. After that I got a call from a different group that was interested in interviewing me. It was a group interview with everyone that was part of the group (about 4 people). It was again fairly informal, but this one was more focused on the types of work and classes I had done. A couple weeks after that, I was asked to complete an aptitude type test with questions on pattern recognition and basic mathematics word problems. A couple weeks after that, I heard back from them with a job offer.

Interview Questions

  • They asked me about programming that I had done outside of classes.   Answer Question
  • They asked me about programming experience I had in low level C and assembler.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vellore (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM (Vellore (India)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    first tey conducted written exam consists of 18 question on series .Each question will be of 2 minutes and 30seconds timer is alloted there ,we can use sytem calculator to claculate caluculations,conducted by ipat,second section consits of aptitude covers all models such as time &work,time& distance,profit &loss,simple inrterest and compound interest,averages.

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM (Austin, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email a week later requesting an interview. The week after the interview a representative from HR contacted me to fill out a formal application and to fill out a form with the amount of college credits I had completed to help them figure a salary. It has been a week since those forms were filled out. No official offer yet, but I'm hoping that will be the next step.

    As for the interview, it was very laid back. The interviewer described the job and what was expected of the intern. It was more of a conversation than the typical question/answer interview. A few personality and technical questions were asked but not many.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and got an email after 2 weeks. Had to interview that very week. Everyone is very kind and nice :) First part was behavioral and mostly went into details of my projects. Next was a technical interview where I was asked questions in Java (OCJP type questions). Then after about 2 or 3 weeks there was an interview with the manager which was behavioral again. Lastly after another 2-3 weeks I had to give the IBM online assessment which is a little tough because of the time limits but it went well. Process is long but pretty easy I would say. IMO they sort you out based on your profile and if they're confident that you are a good fit the interviews are quite easy. If you are good don't be afraid to negotiate but do not push too hard :)

    Interview Questions

    • What are generics in Java, use of protected modifier, final classes etc   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM (New York, NY) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview, resume questions and behavioral questions. I spoke to the manager and a few people on the team. Nothing technical, they were just trying to get to know me more

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    I applied through my university's database and began the interview process a couple weeks later. I really enjoyed everyone I interviewed with. They were all very nice and seemed very interested in getting to know me. However, the overall process was unorganized and the information I received was inconsistent. After much confusion and wasted time, I ended up receiving a good job offer. I would still say that I didn't have a negative experience though because I do believe that everyone tried their best to be helpful and nice. I declined because I ended up receiving a better offer.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    on campus interview Ask about technical questions. It was harder than my expectation. but fair.
    He asked about IBM and how far I know about the company. Very professional question even though it was internship position.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your analytical skill
      What do you know about IBM?
      what field is your interest?
      Describe your projects
       
      Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Applied online, there might have been a gpa requirement. Took almost a month before receiving a call for interview.had interviews, was pretty standard like any other software engineer internship interview, just read the standard prep books. It should be pretty easy, but should probably review basic widely seen algorithms

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    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer elsewhere

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santiago (Chile)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Santiago (Chile)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online. I was contacted to ask about what I needed to do in my internship and to do an online assessment test. About two weeks later I was contacted for a group interview. Managers spoke about the company and then we were separated in groups and were asked to introduce ourselves and to do a group task. I was contacted via phone in the same day.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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