I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at IBM Research in February 2012.
Interview Details – Applied couple intern positions online then got two calls from different research teams. Both teams intended to give the offer... then I have selected the one who reached me first. Very nice interviewers.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at IBM Research in February 2011.
Interview Details – I was a PhD student. They were hiring a research intern, looking for a very specific skill set. The manager happens to be a collaborator of my advisor. Though I did not have a very good background on the topic, I passed the interview and got the offer. Of course, I proved myself to them.
Interview Question – Briefly present your work during the phone interview, they will sporadically challenge you. Answer Question
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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at IBM Research in May 2010.
Interview Details – I had a single phone interview prior to accepting the position. Initial contact was initiated by my graduate adviser. It took a gentle email reminder two weeks after initial contact to get the interview scheduled. I was simply asked to describe in detail the work I had done that was most relevant to the position. Followup questions probed for more details rather than grilling on knowledge. The process seemed like more of a formality.
Interview Question – Describe your prior experience, research, and projects. Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at IBM Research in January 2012.
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I got this opportunity to phone interview by submitting my resume through a recruiter contact I got during a conference. I have not heard from them yet.
For the phone interview, I was expecting questions about projects from my resume but the questions were from the courses I took. I think since the person was working on a Data mining/Machine Learning, lot of questions from ML was asked. Much depends on the interviewer but I think it is good to review your more research-based courses if any.
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