IBM Interview Questions

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greater Noida (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greater Noida (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at IBM in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Firstly an aptitude round was there having mazor focus on Number series qestion (need more practice). I cleared this round then got a mail to attend next online eng Assessment round .I cleard the first two hurdles.
    Then the final face to face interview was there. The interview was very positive. They just want to extract the communication level n ur mentality regarding corporate word.
    Finaly I got selected :)

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at IBM in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    After the phone interview I was scheduled for an onsite/in person interview. The site was slightly older yet maintained. There are employees that dress up in suits all the way to some that are in shorts and flip flops. It is a casual atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • I was only asked questions relating to the job itself.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IBM in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 calls with HR people. 1 call with hiring manager. Typical questions and follow up process. I would recommend follow up with everyone you speak with. Also, make sure to connect all managers and HR people on LinkedIn. Also make sure to have plenty of knowledge relating to the history of the company. People really enjoy conversations about IBM history.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    group presentation and resume collection. Willing to train or fly us in. Impressive! Then contacted us from the resume pool to let us know we were selected. Overall it's been a fun and exciting process and looking forward to the next step.

    Interview Questions
    • if you could change one business model within the organization what would it be and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Accountant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview. Skype. Face to face. Offer
    They scheduled me for one day and never called me. The following week I received a pone call which I was not expecting so I couldnt be ready to reply most of the questions they asked me (btw they were most of them easy)

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Leader for Cost Advisory Services Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at IBM in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Strategic Hiring happens and its very slow in movement as it require number of approvals and Interview process is very good to separate the best talent out of mass. HR is one of the most intelligent peoples in terms of negotiations of salary . Process of getting the offer letter is little tedious & lengthy.

    Interview Questions
    • Very Difficult case studies are beings given to solve   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Only, the time to join & joining bonus can be negotiated
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    3 30 minute round interview - 2 behavioral and 1 case. Behaviorals were very straightforward: name a time you displayed leadership, worked in a group, etc. Case was verbally given by interviewer, had to take notes, make quick calculations, but overall took about 15 of the allotted 30 min. Very basic and accounting-based.

    Interview Questions
    • Case was about 2 pizza restaurants, listed difference revenues, profits, cost per unit, needed to figure out how to make one more profitable.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Data Management Software Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submission of background information, Resume, Letter. Interview with Human Resources, Interview with First Line, Interview with Second Line via phone, background check, personality test, IQ test. Behavioral type questioning.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    No Technical Questions. Mostly common scenario questions. Initially had a phone call from recruiter. Then invited for hiring event. You get to talk to more than one division. You will then be invited for on-site. Offer arrives in 3 weeks or less.

    Reasons for Declining

    Offer came late

    Declined Offer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed, took us out to lunch. Lot of fun. They flew me in and gave me a hotel, then woke up in the morning for a full day of technical/soft skills interviews. No ridiculous questions.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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