IBM Senior Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2015
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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience

Interview

I was an internal hire however had to follow the similar process as an outside hire. I applied for a internal consultant position. In my interview I had 4 interviews over the phone, however I was an internal hire.

Interview Questions

  • Question about my resume mainly. Then the standard questions. Tell me about yourself? How would you go about improving a process? I was apply for a process improvement position so this was the type of questions they asked   Answer Question
  • Tell me about yourself?   Answer Question

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Applied on the website and received an email stating that I was selected for an interview. Was then flown on site for three 30-minute interviews with three different managers. Each one was for a specific purpose: behavioral, technical, and case study. Heard back about 2-3 weeks later that I got the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a piece of software you used on your resume. Follow-up questions were asked based on what you said.   Answer Question
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Initial interview with the recruiter was a horrific experience. The recruiter could not stick with his schedule appointments and left me hanging many times. I quit trying because that's not the type of business I'm going to deal with - I'm sure this is a group-by-group basis, I just happened to connect with one of the worst. Blah

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Part of acquisition as most people are. I just had to fill out paperwork to make the transition. There are lots of hiring freezes and I wouldn't apply if I had the option. The company is huge and you are literally just a number.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Very detailed - post MBA. Starts out with one on one behavioral interview then you move on to Case interviews where you compete with other students who passed the one on one behavioral interview

    Interview Questions

    • Case Interviews with presentation to IBM senior management   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotition

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Second round phone interview; general questions about time management, detail about specific job experiences.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Applied through school, interview consisted of three back to back interviews. One behavioral, one technical and one case study. The technical was just discussing your technical proficiencies and the behavioral were just standard questions (i.e. tell me a time when..)

    Interview Questions

    • Case study about company that sold hardware, software and services over a 5 year period with declining revenues and flat gross profit.   Answer Question
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Applied Online after a colleague referred me. Recruiter called and talked about the position etc and set up a Technical/Screening interview. Technical interview wasn't very technical, just wanted me to walk him through my resume. If you pass this, they'll set up an onsite interview. They will have you pick a day and fly you out for an "Interview day".

    Interview Questions

    • Group Business case about tech modernization for a consumer packaged goods co looking to expand nationwide from regional. They provide you a booklet with information about the company, it's products, history, sales numbers, problems etc. and you're given 15-30 minutes to digest the information and 30 minutes to collaborate with the group and come up with a presentation outlining your recommendations. This is followed by two 1-1 interviews with the Partner and Associate Partner   1 Answer
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at IBM in June 2013.

    Interview

    Highly persuasive recruiter talking me into going to a career day where I ran the gauntlet. Received an offer the next day. Then the legal department delayed the proceedings for 10 weeks while they decided what to do about my non-compete clause with current employer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Nothing, it was take it or leave it

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (New York, NY) in November 2012.

    Interview

    6 rounds of interview

    Interview Questions

    • Hope you will consider our offer.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    They interviewed 6 rounds, and made a decision to offer. The offer they gave was for a lower position than what I applied for. Other IBM friends told me that it is an insult. I told the same and declined the offer. The offer they gave was even lower than my current pay.

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