IBM Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2014
Updated Jul 20, 2014
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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

It was onsite. First it was 1-1 discussion mostly about my background and experience. Second round was with two people. It was situational and behavioural. I even had to use the board to draw and explain.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    None, outsourced, got a FedX at my door stating work for IBM or you are unemployed. AT&T outsourced their IT and made a deal with IBM to force all employees over to IBM or on the street with no unemployment and not severance.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was none, take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IBM in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 3 different managers

    Interview Questions
    • Give a scenario where something went wrong on a project and how you turned it around   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a project manager position, got a call back from IBM, interviewed with the recruiter and the program manager at the client site, and was hired without meeting any one face to face!

    Interview Questions
    • Can't think of any. The hiring process was very quick, and I wasn't asked any difficult questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Good -- I said the offer wasn't enough money, and negotiated it. She came back with a counteroffer, and we finally settled at a competitive rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at IBM in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process took 4 months. I interviewed with 6 different people at IBM.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficut situation, and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    After I interviewed with IBM, I thought that IBM was not any better than the company I work for.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days - interviewed at IBM in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hired in as contractor, hired full time 1 year later. The interview process was good, did not take too much time. Worked here for over 16 years, then PC division was sold to Lenovo.

    Negotiation Details
    They told me what I would be making and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had only one over the phone interview, after this they called about 2 weeks later with an offer. Company gave me one week to answer the offer and one month to relocate. After arriving to location I was given a two week training on general IBM processes and specific project management processes

    Negotiation Details
    I could only negotiate the starting date, salary was not negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at IBM in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process was candidate knowledge sharing. It was also very informative as you learned more about the job and responsibilites.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you handle a difficult team member?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I wa offered basically the same package that I had a previous company so I was satisfied
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Armonk, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Armonk, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at IBM in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Asked me about the project management process and how to tailor it to different projects and companies. Asked me about my under grad college. Wanted to know when I could start. Was told his expectations about the position; which is to say he would not make a commitment. Then he asked me to come on in.

    Interview Questions
    • They manager wanted to know if I was looking for a long term position of something to get started in.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dubuque, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubuque, IA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interviewed in fall of 2010 at a technical services delivery center. I met a company rep at a job fair and he encouraged me to arrange an interview. The interview process was very professional. I caught a quick glimpse of the main floor, it's very open with short cubicles. In the interview there were fairly standard questions asked. The one takeaway I was able to gather was that coming in an an entry level employee they expect you to work as many hours as the job requires (travel, project tasks, etc). Work/life balance appears to be very poor and opportunity for advancement seemed questionable. But very impressive office space, it's incredibly green-friendly which I appreciated. Very fast-paced though.

    Interview Questions
    • What can you tell me about what we do here?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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