IBM Interview Questions & Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IBM in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    A couple of phone interviews then face to face

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unusual, Normal technical questions about what I have done   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Inbound Call Handler Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    There are few direct contracts nowadays with IBM, and certainly no 'jobs for life.' I was hired originally via a recruitment agency (Manpower.) After a year I was offered a permanent position, but on contract. The interview process was the same as any other you would expect. You have to show commitment to the job and the company, and convince them you are not here today gone tomorrow.

    Interview Questions
    • None. I have good experience in handling all kinds of customers.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It would have been a huge drop in salary, plus I was aiming to move on in under a year.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Online application form - standard questions.

    Aptitude Tests - number series test was one of the hardest I've had to do, however numerical reasoning (felt easier than SHL or Kenexa) - but they have to be done consecutively no break.

    Assessment centre was next step - employees were very friendly and engaging, it was a good experience - refreshments provided and the first half of the day involves two group exercises (planning event for client and logic problem) and confirmatory aptitude tests.

    75% of candidates sent home at lunch - next part was lunch for successful candidates followed by a case study and presentation (in pairs) and an interview with the professional development manager (competency interview but make sure you have researched the company).

    Interview Questions
    • No particularly difficult questions. Remember in group exercises - be calm and confident and make sure to get in early as the good questions to ask will be used up very quickly. Finally stay alert and don't be too nervous, they just want you to give the best representation of yourself that you can, so believe in yourself and be you - if you get to the assessment centre you're already down to the last 30-40 out of hundreds, so they like you and want you to keep demonstrating you're the right candidate. (nb// travel re-imbursed up to £150)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at IBM in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Not very well organised. Loads of phone interviews. Truth is I got in through an acquisition...which is the way many others get in.

    Interview Questions
    • None at all because it was really just a conversation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Easy. Didn't have to negotiate much and got a 10% raise. But you must be firm from the start.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Business & Technology COnsultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Online Form demonstrating competencies. Online Tests. Assessment Centre. One-to-One interview

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were to win £100,000,000 today in the lottery? What is our share price today?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Graduate Business Consultant, UK Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online application - stage 1-their format of a CV, stage 2- online test (IPAT) comprising of number sequences and other math problems, stage 3 - in depth review of your CV, stage 4 - assessment centre morning - second IPAT test - number sequences, presentation by the company and informal ice breaker session, logical and discussion group exercises. (This is as far as I got), stage 5 assessment centre evening, stage 6 further interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Technical Consultant/Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Assessment Centre day is split into 2. Extremely challenging. The group exercises at the start of the day are not bad, but the written test isn't easy at all. Those who perform well (8/10+) in the test got invited to the next stage of the AC.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at IBM in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Application on-line, followed up by a telephone interview and a recruitment day. Straight forward and very efficient.

    Interview Questions
    • Pressure Challenge - 10 mins to read a large case study on a company losing money and 3 mins to plan and prepare a recommendation (team work of 3).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Straight Forward - accepted as long as they paid me another £1000
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Winchester, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Winchester, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    After sending in an application for the graduate program, received an email to complete the IPAT two weeks later. On passing the IPAT, was called to an assessment centre ( a couple of months later).
    Assessment centre:
    A written test to assess your ability to think analytically and logically. No actual specific coding knowledge required although if you have done programming it will definitely help you to think in the right way for the test.
    Two group exercises, one interview, one presentation, One communications exercise - tests IBM competencies

    Interview Questions
    • Demonstrate your passion for technology outside of work   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult 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 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    1 telephone interview
    2 CV focussed interview
    Assessment Day

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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