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IBM Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at IBM in June 2007.

    Interview Details

    The one question you are certain to be asked is going to somehow relate to travel such as "Would you be willing to relocate?". They will ask this question even if the job you are applying for is local. IBM expects people to be willing to change and adapt in many ways and a negative answer on this question will hurt your chances. Most "long time" IBMers I know have changed assignments and work locations many times and that is what IBM likes. If you do not want to travel or relocate then you might want to consider another company to work for.

    They also like self-starters on education as they have a great deal of online training programs for employees and they want you to use them aggressively. Some local managers will give you time to do this but most will tell you self-development is an option so do it on your own time. None the less they want you to do lots of self-development because expanded skill sets = expanded placement potential if they need you somewhere else. If you do not want to be constantly taking online classes off the clock then you might want to consider another company to work for.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in July 2007.

    Interview Details

    Was flown to the meeting location, asked questions about the CRM and data management industry, then told why IBM is superior as a company. The Partner asked me why I thought I was worthy of IBM and I was told to describe how my personal hiring would increase the stock value for shareholders. I was told that I would travel 6 days per week and that my utulization rate would be 94%.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Painful.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    very difficult situational interview, but typical of IBM style

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you didn't have the resources to complete your job   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Batch Management Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Lots of technical questions over WIndows administration.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    My interview consisted of the interviewer going down a list of questions to assess my level of skills for doing the job for which I was applying for. The interviewer wanted very detailed answers.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IBM in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recruiting process was good.
    Recruitment lead easily reachable.
    Interview coordination done offshore.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Relocation Allowance.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screening with recruiter, in-person interview consisted of teamwork with other candidates to strategize and present solution regarding a fictitious problem for a fictitious company, written essay regarding past challenging project, 3 one-on-one interviews that involved technical and behavioral questions. Interview was very stressful but I was very impressed with the process and dedication to finding the right candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • The project review and proposal was difficult in general. Be prepared to be put on the spot and show your creativity and teamwork skills.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at IBM in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    General HR round,Technical interview and manager interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations were entertained
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was a massive job fair - not happy with the time spent and the disinterested employees (not hiring managers) I spent some limited time with in a short, noisy ballroom with hundreds of other potential employees.

    The employee was much younger and snotty. She showed no concern whatsoever as a potential employee of IBM.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked me specifics on survey research   View Answer
    • What business division are you interested in?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    process is very good in IBM

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i have not made any negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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