I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at IBM.
Interview Details – Second round phone interview; general questions about time management, detail about specific job experiences.
I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Case study about company that sold hardware, software and services over a 5 year period with declining revenues and flat gross profit. Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and 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 Question – 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
I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – IBM is looking for consultant that has done full life-cycle implementations so make sure you emphasis this Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at IBM in November 2012.
Interview Details – 6 rounds of interview
Interview Question – Hope you will consider our offer. View Answer
Reason 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.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in December 2008.
Interview Details – 1 phone interview, 1 in person interview. Not too stressful.
Interview Question – Since I was very experienced in the job I was interviewing for, there were no unexpected or difficult questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Don't be afraid to negotiate, but know the realistic salary range first.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at IBM in July 2009.
Interview Details – Interview day involved a group case interview and several individual interviews. In the group case interview, you work with a team to solve a business problem for a fictitious client, then present the strategy to IBM interviewers acting as "CEO" and other company leaders. Individual interviews were standard 'walk me through your resume' type of interviews.
Interview Question – One interviewer had me stop in the middle of my answer so he could go out in the hall to take a phone call, then expected me to pick up right where I left off. Not sure if it was a behavioral test or just odd/rude, but I was able to remember where I needed to restart the answer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Was not able to negotiate. All post-MBA hires into this role were offered the same amount.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IBM in May 2011.
Interview Details – Contacted by HR. 3 weeks later contacted by hiring manager. Three calls over 1 week with peers. Job offer sent in an email, all I had to do was acknowledge my acceptance. I was uncomfortable with this, as there was no signed agreement. However I received an email to attend Orientation with a plane ticket 3 days later, and was on-boarded in 1 week.
Negotiation Details – I gave IBM my current compensation, IBM offered 12% more to start.
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at IBM in October 2012.
Interview Details – - Applied through LinkedIn for a different position posted by the recruiter
- Recruiter replied requesting a time to talk
- IBM does not work with F1 visa holders
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at IBM in February 2011.
Interview Details – I was referred by a current employee. The process took a little longer because I wasnt applying directly for an open position. I interviewed on-site before formally completing the application process. This is not typical. I had to wait awhile for the formal offer, but I was regularly contacted with updates on the status.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for IBM? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Ask for what you want upfront, during the screening interview.
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