IBM Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
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    Package Solution Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    one telephonic technical interview and one telephonic HR interview and one face to face interview with hire management. interview questions technical part was actually challenging and one has to be prepared well for that.

    Negotiation Details
    very tough
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed - post MBA. Starts out with one on one behavioral interview then you move on to Case interviews where you compete with other students who passed the one on one behavioral interview

    Interview Questions
    • Case Interviews with presentation to IBM senior management   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotition
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview process went very quickly. Received a call after resume was passed forward through employee referral and had two phone interviews with the Hiring Manager. Human Resources was not very involved. Interview was more of a discussion than pointed questions. Based on the interview, I did not really know what to expect when first starting.

    Interview Questions
    • After moving into another position, the interview was more challenging - one of the more challenging questions was how I would handle different scenarios and my plan to come up to speed.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Went to a Job fair in NY after I graduated from college. Talked with several managers from IBM and ended up with a job offer in Rochester MN. I took that job and was in Rochester for a year and then asked to be transferred to Austin TX. Rochester was too cold for me.

    Negotiation Details
    yes.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Janitor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Very basic questions, went over a few problem cases and had to answer how you would solve it. The interview process was easy and friendly. The only reason I did not take the job was because there was little wiggle room for salary negotiation.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were basic, not unexpected, Everyone was very nice.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IBM in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was interviewed be 3 different IBM Partners. These were each 30-minutes in length and happened back-to-back, so it was a little enduring. Overall, had a good experience. 2 of these were behavioral interviews and 1 was a business case. The case was challenging but doable - it was my first case interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consulting By Degrees Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    The super day assessment center was three interviews
    -The first was a case. It was simpler than the Case In Point questions
    -The second were "give me a time when you did x" questions
    -The third was basically a walk through your CV. Know it back to front and be able to answer any and all questions about your CV

    Interview Questions
    • -If I hired you right now and you started tomorrow, what type of project would you want to work on and why?
      -What impact do you think 'the cloud' on IBM's direction as a firm
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Rhythm Level Intel Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 months - interviewed at IBM in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications occurred months before actual interview. I was contacted by the company first in March. My first interview wasn't until May. After accepting the offer, which I initially declined, I wasn't able to start with the company until September.

    Interview Questions
    • The technical screening was conducted by a random associate of the team that I was applying for. He was unprepared to ask me anything and expected me to know what to talk to him about.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were completely unwilling to negotiate. I took a significant pay cut to take the job based on my understanding of the opportunities with the company.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at IBM in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The Summit internship hiring process is usually around 3 phone interviews. The first phone interview, you will talk with one of the HR hiring managers. This was more of a get to know you interview and my interviewer was so nice and easy to talk to. The second phone interview is with your potential manager if you get an offer full-time after the internship and the last is your host manager if you're hired as an intern.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They were very accomodating
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Networking works the best if you know someone who can recommend you will be easier as big company gets lots of resumes. In my case my company was acquired by IBM so we became part of IBM

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't see any such situation where any question was difficult or unexpected   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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