I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM.
Interview Details – The interview process was smooth and streamlined. First, there was a phone screen with an Associate Partner. Then, an interview day in a city where many other interviewees participated. The interviews there were one-on-one and then a team presentation to the panel (with a Partner) on a case. The offer came the next week. The recruiter kept me apprised during all the stages.
Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was brief. I was satisfied with the final offer.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at IBM.
Interview Details –
Quick phone interview that last 30 mins.
Interviewer rushed through the process.
Appeared to have a quota of candidates to reach that night.
Asked one business case type interview question and discussed current client assignment.
Questions were fairly standard, spend time discussing my resume and work experience.
Interview Question – Why should we hire you? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at IBM.
Interview Details – Incredible hiring and interview process
Interview Question – What are you going to immediately contribute to our practice area? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Get it ALL coming in - you will NOT see a dime / raise for at LEAST three years; more if you're not working yourself to death. Get your money "up front" and make at least one counter, if needed.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IBM.
Interview Details – I was hired via the referral process. I had to interview with 5 people including the HR recruiter. There were no case studies. The first interviews focused on my past work experience and areas of expertise. The final interviews were with the Partner of the practice to see if I would be a good fit and where I could be placed.
Interview Question – What do you know about the IBM Strategy practice and why do you think your past experience is a good fit for this role? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a higher base salary based off a competing offer from a industry competitor.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in October 2012.
Interview Details – Interviewed w/ IBM GS this past Friday in Chicago that turned into a nightmare and worse experience in my entire career. Interviewed w/ the most egotistical, abrasive and belligerent Associate Partner I've ever experienced. WARNING! Stay away from IBMGS.
Interview Question – What makes you think you are good enough to work for IBMGS. You're interviewing for an Associate Partner position? View Answer
The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in July 2012.
Interview Details – It was the typical consulting interview. Multiple people, small tests, etc.
Reason for Declining – Got another offer
The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in July 2011.
Interview Details –
1:1 Interview - was asked how many staff I managed at previous companies, how many would I feel able to manage
Group/Panel Interview - was asked to answer questions about a business case which groups of candidates were assigned to analyze
Presentation - had to present a recommendation on a business plan to a panel of "clients" based on a business case which groups of candidates were assigned to analyze
Interview Question – What does "advisory" mean (in terms of financial services)? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Be very familiar with the industry-wide salary range for whatever role you are applying for, as well as how IBM salaries compare to the overall range.
The process took 2 months - interviewed at IBM in June 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process was a bit longer than usual. It mainly consisted of phone interviews since everyone is remote. I was asked questions regarding my technical and business process background. This consisted of 5 phone interviews prior to an offer being made. Everyone was pretty easy and wanted to understand my background and how it could fit with their current needs.
Interview Question – How do you handle a client who will not make time for JAD sessions? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I asked for what I needed and received it along with a sign on bonus.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in August 2010.
Interview Details – Phone screen, followed by onsite interview. Rapidfire, 30 mins with 5 people.
Reason for Declining – waiting for better offers
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at IBM in June 2010.
Interview Details – Initial communications went very well - the representatives are excellent. Phone interviews were very typical. Interview day was fun - about 30 candidates there. We broke up into teams for a case study, then made our presentation in the boardroom. Later there was a set of 3 face to face interviews. Overall it was fun, and there was plenty of drinks and food provided. Also, all travel expenses were covered.
Interview Question – How would you develop leadership in your direct reports. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Yes, if you have certain high demand skills you can negotiate.
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