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BlackBerry Interview Questions in Toronto, ON

Updated Nov 7, 2017
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  1.  

    Core Os Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Hamilton, ON (Canada)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    It was Phone Interview. They have already assigned a task. I have to debug the program and find the error. Program was related to command line argument, pointer, memory managment,

    Interview Questions

    • What is different between heap and stack in C?   1 Answer
    • What is ** in a pointer?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Service Tools Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    It was very friendly and technical. i had been tested on a vast area of technologies that I had mentioned in my resume. The interview was 45 minutes long. Everything that I had mentioned on my resume was tested . The interviewers were not very intimidating though. It was a good experience

    Interview Questions

    • what would u test for in oerder to decoide which product is the best that the company is selling   1 Answer
  3.  

    Mobile Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through online. Got a call within a week and a phone interview was step up for 30 minutes, which was pretty much easy. Then an hour face to face interview was scheduled which is pretty much similar to the questions asked in the phone interview. Should have cleared it. But got an rejection in a couple of days.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic iOS and Android questions related to life cycles of mobile environment, threads, services etc.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Round 1: HR person contacts you for ask for a suitable time for tech interview
    Round 2: Interview is computer/phone regarding the past projects and analytical question
    After this you are contacted by the HR person if you got selected

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Describe past projects
      2. What was your role specifically
      3. What do you know about BlackBerry
      4. Analytical Questions like these
      https://www.quora.com/There-are-8-balls-7-of-them-weigh-the-same-1-of-them-has-a-different-weight-you-dont-know-if-its-heavier-or-lighter-How-do-you-find-the-odd-ball-with-2-weighs   Answer Question

  5.  

    Systems Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Mississauga, ON (Canada)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and first had a phone screening with the dev manager where he asked me some basic questions about my resume and current position and why I was looking for a change. He described what their team did and what the role would cover.
    Next, I was invited to in person interview where I was interviewed by 2 engineers - the dev manager and another developer. They asked me some security related questions a few of which I didn't know the answers for. The coding questions were easy. But, they were focusing more on the security aspect of the algorithms and not general problem solving skills.
    I guess even if my programming was good I didn't make the cut because of my lack of security knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave a piece of code and asked to make one of the functions more secure.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Gave my resume at the jobfair - Applied on the website - Interview - Job offer.
    It took 2 weeks from the day I gave my resume at the jobfair to receiving the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a situation in which you showed leadership.   1 Answer

  7.  

    Software Developer, Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Mississauga, ON (Canada)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Was done via skype directly by the hiring manager. Interview was divided into sections. I got a call almost right after the interview if I wanted to join which I accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • Detail about linked lists
      insertion, deletion traversal problems
      a lot of mathematical analysis and debugging techniques. for example, how would you start debugging a web server?
      I was asked to sit with a calculator which I used a lot.
      coding problems were used to identify buggy code.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Finance Coop Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    I apply through university website and then have on-site interview in toronto, and have two round interview in total. the interview is not difficult and hiring manager is really nice. After almost two weeks, they call me and offer me an offer.

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    Pricing Analyst Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Phone conference interview with VP level and manager level which lasted around 45 Min. Resume and cover letter screened after applying for the job. Both interviewers were high level and very nice, asked to stay in touch in case summer position was open. Interview was for winter co-op. Interviewer mentioned that my questions were good and said that BBY is going through a sort of start-up hectic phase with new business.

    Interview Questions

    • - One example where you implemented change in the organization   1 Answer

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    Systems Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Shortly after sending my resume to the company, I received their request for a phone interview. The phone interview went well, however, the interviewer asked me to work on a coding assignment for five business days.

      > The objective is for us to get a sense of you coding style and work
      > quality..

    Because one full week was a significant investment for any job seekers, I took it seriously. I sent him an email re-stating my skill sets. I listed my proficiency levels of all the skills they required. In addition, I also wrote:

      > Before I start working on this, I would like to confirm that you and your
      > team are open to modern C++ right? I think this is important because if I
      > use modern C++, my coding style will be completely different from a program
      > written in C, but I know some Unix C hacker doesn't like C++.

      > However, that doesn't mean I will not want to use C if I get hired. I will
      > absolutely use whatever you want me to use :). But since I haven't been
      > using C in the last four years, I'm afraid if I'm going to use C for this
      > test, I might not be very productive.

    He replied:

      > Ideally I would like to see your C99 but please use whatever you feel
      > strongest in. I would like to see your best code in your best language. My
      > guess is that any other language would eventually look just as good once you
      > are 100% ramped up.

      > I still think the job posting and your resume are a good match.

    I completed the assignment on time, along with the unit tests as a separate project, makefile, instructions with examples on building the projects and using it from command line, detailed introduction to my design and algorithms, the rationale on my design choices and considerations, as well as third party open source libraries I've used, etc. He replied me:

      > the assignment looks great. I would definitely like to have you in for a
      > more technical interview.

      > Last week we started a process review and I have been informed that hiring
      > is on hold until this is complete on xxxx-xxx. I would like to follow up
      > with you at that time to schedule the interview.

    I replied:

      > Thanks for letting me know. Are you sure you are still going to fill this
      > position after your process review? I will follow up with you after
      > xxxx-xxx.

    He replied:

      > I have not been informed otherwise. So yes, as far as I know I will.

    At this point, I was sure I had been abused. However, after two weeks, I still followed up with him:

      > How's going with your your interview process review? Hopefully you have
      > completed the process by now.

    He replied:

      > unfortunately this job req remains on hold for now. I have you name and will
      > reach out to you as soon as I am able. I don’t know when that might be at
      > the moment. I apologize for the delays.

    I knew it was a lie, so I didn't even bother replying. Needless to say, after six months, I still haven't received anything from this guy.

    Interview Questions

    • Here is an assignment that I would like you to work on, ... please complete it in five business days   Answer Question

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