IBM Interview Questions & Reviews in Portsmouth, South East England, England

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at IBM in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Online assessment followed by a day long assessment. Most are sent home after lunch
    Assessment is scenario, team based activity

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Inbound Call Handler Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    There are few direct contracts nowadays with IBM, and certainly no 'jobs for life.' I was hired originally via a recruitment agency (Manpower.) After a year I was offered a permanent position, but on contract. The interview process was the same as any other you would expect. You have to show commitment to the job and the company, and convince them you are not here today gone tomorrow.

    Interview Questions
    • None. I have good experience in handling all kinds of customers.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It would have been a huge drop in salary, plus I was aiming to move on in under a year.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business & Technology COnsultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Online Form demonstrating competencies. Online Tests. Assessment Centre. One-to-One interview

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were to win £100,000,000 today in the lottery? What is our share price today?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Consultant/Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Assessment Centre day is split into 2. Extremely challenging. The group exercises at the start of the day are not bad, but the written test isn't easy at all. Those who perform well (8/10+) in the test got invited to the next stage of the AC.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technology Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at IBM in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two assessment centres following an online application and some maths tests.

    Interview Questions
    • Case Study working in a team of around eight people. Nothing too taxing on the first assessment centre. Second assessment centre same thing, much harder case study / problem to solve .   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Formal interview with role related questions however most roles I applied for were internal where you may well know the interviewer and wre a good fit for the role

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a difficult situation where you made a significant improvement what did you do and what was the result   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Online Applicatio
    Psychometric Tests
    Assessment Center
    Final interview

    Interview Questions
    • The assessment Center - Teamwork and numerical test was fine. It was the selling to the interviewer a offer that you only have about 30 minutes to read was the tough part.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Assessment Center - Three Stages - One Day

    First Stage - Group project + Psychometric test

    Second Stage - Presentations in groups of two

    Third Stage - Interviews with IBM assessors

    Interview Questions
    • Group Project - Entailed working on a complex logical problem with a set of other candidates all having pieces of information and not being able to show them to the rest of the group. Key to success was talking only when sure of being right and not being pretentious.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Interview Details

    Classic CV submission, IPAT test, invitation for 1st round selection day - 2 group exercises + confirmatory IPAT test. The group exercises were the same ones as are discussed online - one logic (each of you has slightly different information) + one that is focused around organizing an event. Just do your best, focused on the team work and NOT solving it yourself (which would be way more efficient!!!!!)

    The overall experience was pretty negative I must say - especially in comparison with other consulting companies/positions. Everything is very anonymous, people are not helpful at all when it comes to personal needs/preferences.

    Interview Questions
    • The confirmatory IPAT test only has the 'logical' part (i.e. the numerical series)   Answer Question
    No Offer

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