IBM Senior Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2014
Updated Aug 15, 2014
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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
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I interviewed through other source - interviewed at IBM.

Interview Details

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.

Accepted Offer

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No negotition
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Was interviewed be 3 different IBM Partners. These were each 30-minutes in length and happened back-to-back, so it was a little enduring. Overall, had a good experience. 2 of these were behavioral interviews and 1 was a business case. The case was challenging but doable - it was my first case interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    first round was a case. second interview involves doing a group case and presentation all morning, and then doing individual behavioral interviews all afternoon. The morning includes observation of groups and how candidates work together

    Interview Questions
    • you have no control over who is in your group for the morning activity; many applicants have simply gotten lost in the fray due to having a bad team.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were open to negotiating on salary, but not on promotional opportunities or vacation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Got invited to a full day interviews in Virginia. I had 3 interviews; behavioral, skills and case interview.

    Interview Questions
    • how would you deal with a high-value client that keep asking you things to be done in unreasonable times?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 4 months - interviewed at IBM in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Here is the hiring process in sequence :-

    1. Telephonic Interview by Senior Management - Typically happens within 1-2 weeks after resume is shortlisted
    2. Call for face to face interview - After you clear telephonic round, IBM will give you different options to choose location and date for face to face interview.
    3. Face to face interview will start with a presentation by IBM. All interviewers will be divided in groups (typically 3 per table), and a case study will be given to each group.
    4. Expectation from each group is to discuss the case study, and be ready for presentation in front of senior management. Each team member in a group must decide what he/she would present. Typically you will get 2-3 min to present your section.
    5. Three rounds of face to face interview will be conducted after case study presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical round is easy, but behavioral rounds might have questions that need you to scan your past work and answer them accordingly like :-
      1. Example where you have contributed potential savings in a project
      2. Any example where you did something wrong in a project, and how did you fix it etc....
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at IBM in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Started with a a quick call with a recruiter then a 45 minute call with a manager.

    Interview Questions
    • IBM is looking for consultant that has done full life-cycle implementations so make sure you emphasis this   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at IBM in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    6 rounds of interview

    Interview Questions
    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.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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