IBM Managing Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 10, 2015
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Managing Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM in July 2007.

Interview

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

Painful.

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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Perth, Western Australia (Australia)) in June 2010.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Relocation Allowance.

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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at IBM in April 2008.

    Interview

    Most interviewees can expect to receive an initial phone screen from the recruiter, one to two phone interviews from IBMers, and then be brought in for a face to face interview (full day interview).

    Interview Questions

    • There were no unexpected questions - as an experienced hire, I was pretty much asked what I was expected to be asked.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was asked what I wanted to make - that was the offer I received. I would advise you to ask for anything that isn't clear - make sure it is in writing. If you are offered a quarterly bonus, in lieu of your request, be willing to accept that you probably will not get this. If you are offered this, make sure it is in writing. I am not sure even if an in writing offer like this would stand up - it is at discretion of your manager.

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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at IBM (London, England (UK)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Pre-assessment centre: Submit CV and competency questions (eg. why IBM, why strategic analytics, how your previous experience proves your capabilites). Online tests: numerical problem solving, verbal reasoning, numerical pattern recognition (called the IPAT test) If successful, assessment centre: Re-sit online tests. Group exercise - working as a team to solve a logical puzzle. If successful, in-person interviews that day, and if they are successful, then further in-person interviews on another date.

    Interview Questions

    • The in-office repeat of the online tests seemed more difficult - perhaps because half the calculators barely worked.   Answer Question
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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at IBM (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Incredible hiring and interview process

    Interview Questions

    • What are you going to immediately contribute to our practice area?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at IBM (São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)).

    Interview

    Started as a supplemental employee.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation (supplemental job)

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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at IBM (Chicago, IL) in April 2013.

    Interview

    The hiring/interview process to date of hire including background check (1 month) took a total of 5 months. About 3 telephone interviews and then on all-day onsite interview with a complex case study which required each team member to evaluate in a small group and present.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Simple...but ZERO room to increase from their original offer.

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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at IBM (Austin, TX) in June 2014.

    Interview

    1st round - HR basic interview 2nd round - technical interview (30 mins) 3rd round - face to face interview - senior manger and partner The recruiter group was very friendly and helpful

    Interview Questions

    • Not many technical questions. Most scenarios - what if kind   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I gave expected range and I got in the range

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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM in July 2010.

    Interview

    Hiring process involves one telephonic technical interview. One face to face technical interview and one face to face behavioral interview. They used to have a group discussion and presentation step in the process but that has been eliminated now (2013)

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    IBM doesn't negotiate on salary

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