IBM Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM in May 2011.

Interview

Asked about my study carrier.Got a good conversation regarding my college project with interviewr.Asked about my background and my flexibility level to work.

Interview Questions

  • Background,Project,Communication   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Bangalore (India)) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Was asked in detail questions on my technology.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was not given any negotiation options.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM (Bangalore (India)) in October 2010.

    Interview

    First there was a written test, which had apti n mahematical questions and there was a different section on computer science which comprised of data structures and algo. Then after shortlisting, 1st rounf of tech interview.
    1. Serialization in Java.
    2. Life cycle of a servlet.
    3.Synchronization in Java.
    4. XML related questions.
      Could answer almost all of them.

    Then was a managerial round followed by HR and offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. They were very stiff about the package.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Austin, TX) in April 2012.

    Interview

    phone interview, the on-site interview

    Negotiation

    there was not negotiation phase

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM (Hyderābād (India)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    at very first they conducted an group discussion of 6-members in one panel and around 150 members attended the interview. In that some people were selected forwarded to next round that is technical interview and i got through it and went for last round that is personal in that i was failed to express my views when interviewer started asking question

    Interview Questions

    • how do you manage your typical day?   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM (Bangalore (India)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Interview was a very pleasant experience. Started with HR asking few puzzles followed by 2 rounds to technical and final HR round

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not much room left for negotiation. Package will be given according to ur previous package and skills.

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Raleigh, NC) in February 2012.

    Interview

    IBM came down to the university for the Emerging leaders program. I was interviewed on campus by an IBM representative, and later called onsite at their RTP campus. Discussion was primarily on my technical background.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you see yourself 5 years down the line ?   1 Answer
    • Describe your favorite project   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Good offer, especially if you are looking go back to india/china after 2 years of work ex here.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM in May 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview with Manager. Programming questions and "fit" questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation in which something went wrong, and how you dealt with it?   Answer Question
    • What are your biggest technical flaws?   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IBM (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in July 2011.

    Interview

    I applied on the website. After that I received an email from the manager talking about the interest of the company in me and we make an appointment for a phone interview. Finally, I was interviewed by three different people, asking about my CV, my technical knowledge, interests, etc. In the last interview they made a hiring proposal. The people looked so professional and kind. I think that my CV was interesting for them because it was a really fast process. After the interviewed took 1 week to start talking to HR department in order to get a contract.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate. I think that the offer was really good.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at IBM in November 2011.

    Interview

    applied for java & j2ee for software engineer, interview questions were mostly from core java and oops concept, cleared all the rounds there..

    Interview Questions

    • oops concepts in depth with examples, deep about oops features, why they came, what are they used for, collection features & conditional questions   Answer Question
    • database conditional queries   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    there was less part of j2ee, GUI and latest java technologies..

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