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Updated Feb 25, 2015
Updated Feb 25, 2015
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied though college recruiter website.
    Then got an email a month later to set up an interview. Was technical and behavioral. Nothing too difficult.
    Asked about a lot of projects and work experience. Also informed me on what they do there.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time when you had a conflict with someone   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed through college recruiting. Only one round of interviews, format of one case and 2 behaviorals, half hour each. It was pretty simple, seemed like they were looking for good personality and passion rather than case expertise like most consulting firms. They want people who understand IBM's mission for cloud, mobile, social and analytics so be sure to convey your interest in those areas.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    I received an interview after my college job fair. It was two 1:1 interviews, each lasting 30 minutes. Interview questions were very basic and a lot of the time was spent going over my resume. It felt more like a conversation than an actual interview. It has been about 8 weeks now and I have still not heard back from them.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when.......
      What would you do if.....
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software DeveloperProject Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had two round phone interviews.One is from a colleague in IBM,the second is from the team manager. Later they sent me an email to invite me to meet the whole team in their workspace.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions. No technical tests, but some general questions about your experience and teamwork.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    found position on school website. Applied through college career services. Interview was basic and easy. Recruiter was looking for a canidate that could carry a conversation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Systems Tester (Co-op) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    The process was fairly straightforward, as I was being hired as a co-op from my university. I emailed my resume and application to the co-op admin, and was given an interview the following week. The interview itself was straightforward, mostly about project and technical experience. The questions were of the STAR variety, and they were mostly looking for a willingness to learn.

    Interview Questions
    • None, but the questions are easy to give only a short answer on, be sure to give full, thorough answers and really highlight your strengths.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations allowed
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview with the recruiter was a horrific experience. The recruiter could not stick with his schedule appointments and left me hanging many times. I quit trying because that's not the type of business I'm going to deal with - I'm sure this is a group-by-group basis, I just happened to connect with one of the worst. Blah

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    3 consecutive 30-minute on-campus interviews. 2 fit/behavioral and 1 case interview. Some of the interviewers were easy-going and made you feel comfortable. Some were more serious and would criticize your answers. The case study was tough because I had an interviewer with a thick accent and couldn't understand his responses to my questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle someone on your project team who isn't putting in enough effort?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Tech Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    phone screen followed by in person interview and oral presentation. It took over a month to complete the interview as there was repeated rescheduling and my availability for interview trip

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Market Segment Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Generally you need to know people inside IBM to get an interview unless you are a college hire. If you have to inside contacts it is not as hard, it often takes a long time for them to finalize hiring. It is rare for them to have external openings for experienced professionals outside of contract positions.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficult or unexpected question you faced?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They did not give much in negotiations. They offered a slight increase over what I had been making and nothing else.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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