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BlackBerry Interview Questions in Toronto, ON

Updated Jun 20, 2017
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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Mississauga, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Did 2 Interviews First was over the phone, normal questions about my experience, second interview was Face-to-Face in Mississauga, alot of OOP questions and finally a paper with OOP Questions.. Didnt get an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Normal Questions: How to detect Memory Leak... What is Volatile key word .. etc   Answer Question

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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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    Systems Administrator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Simple phone interview, mostly behavioral questions with some very simple technical questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Developer Webworks Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Applied online and did a short 20 min phone interview. After which I was sent an offer letter, Only took about 2 weeks to hear from them and get an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Fairly average, wasn't asked any tough algorithmic problems. It was mostly about what technologies I had used, what my personal projects were about and what I was interested in doing.   Answer Question

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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Mississauga, ON (Canada)) in May 2010.

    Interview

    The recruitor aksed me some details in my resume. In this part there is no technical quesitons. Then he asked me two very simple Java questions : what is the big O of hashmap, what is the efficiency of searching for hashmap and vector. I feel like that he just wanted to make sure what I put on my resume is true and then rescheduled another interview for the hiring manager. I know he keeps typing while listening to my answers. He also asked questions like "have you had interviews with RIM before?" "why you didn't make it?" etc. Then he told me how the whole hiring process goes, like if I pass the next phone interview I will be invited to an on-site interview, there will be a background check for the last 7 years etc, and asked if I am comfortable with that.

    The phone interview goes on pretty well. It is a screening interview after all. He said he would send me an email to confirm the next interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How to put a number of strings together   1 Answer

  6.  

    Co-op Business Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Mississauga, ON (Canada)) in October 2012.

    Interview

    One stage interview, whereby the hiring manager was a Senior Business Planner. It was primarily a behavioural interview with situational questions. There was some questions regarding tech knowledge and interest, but was more of what are my interests in tech and why BlackBerry.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me three things that are happening in tech today you find interesting.   Answer Question

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    It's a phone interview, took about 40 mins. 10 min of project experience, knowledge background, 20 min of basic white board alg problem. And some natural question and basic java concept questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Junior C# Developer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Mississauga, ON (Canada)) in July 2009.

    Interview

    very good interview, very calm and relaxed. Had 4 or 5 technical questions relating to c# and Object Oriented Programming.

    I was asked a lot of "talk about this experience and how you went about solving it" Basically they will ask you about experiences you have on your resume. A lot of hypothetical questions....

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

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    Project Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Mississauga, ON (Canada)) in February 2008.

    Interview

    The interview process started late but it only consisted of 1 phone interview with a member of the team I was applying to. Since the position was for an Intern, the questions were fairly basic...preliminary project management questions and a lot of situational questions like - what would you do if....describe a time when you displayed leadership skills...etc

    Interview Questions

    • describe the 3 aspects of the project management triangle   5 Answers
    • describe a time when you displayed your leadership skills   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was so excited to be accepted for the position that i did not negotiate anything. Later i found out that other interns had negotiated a later start date giving them a bit of a vacation between final exams and their internship


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