BlackBerry Interview Questions in Waterloo, ON | Glassdoor

BlackBerry Interview Questions in Waterloo, ON

Updated Jun 22, 2017
185 Interview Reviews

Experience

Experience
78%
15%
6%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
52%
25%
9%
4
3
3
0

Difficulty

2.9
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy

185 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Filter

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Filter

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Initially got contacted by HR for an one-hour interview, which was scheduled as an in-person interview as I live not far from the work place. The hiring manager met me and was interested in my one-year co-op experience at the company. I was evaluated on skills and experience desired for the position, and got the opportunity to learn more about the team. A second onsite interview was scheduled in about two weeks when I met other team members and was assessed on a few behavioral questions by HR. There are also more technical coding questions asked for evaluating the knowledge base and potential as a software developer. Both interviews went smooth and the hiring committee is nice and friendly.

    After then it is reference check which was fairly quick that took one week, and background check and waiting period. I was called by HR about an offer around three weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewers know about my previous co-op performance and there are not too difficult technical questions. A couple of behavioral questions are asked, e.g., have you had experience in resolving conflict, what makes you get up everyday for work, etc. They are equally interested in evaluating interviewee's soft skills for a good fit to the team.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    As I am a new grad, there is not much negotiation. The hiring committee asked for my previous co-op salary and expected salary range, made a good offer that matched my experience and I accepted.


  2.  

    Test Automation Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewer was really nice. Simple networking questions: tcp / udp. Basic java and c++ questions. SQL : how to delete table. Rest they will ask about your past experience. Experience with unix is plus. The whole process took few weeks but that wait was worth it.

    Interview Questions


  3.  

    Senior Business Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Pre-screen with HR, phone interview with hiring manager then brought in to a series of formal face to face interviews. It was an overall good experience, professionally conducted and went smoothly.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Safety Compliance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    looking for intern jobs, rim gave me an interview about power and charging, just one phone interview and most of them are easy engineering basic questions and lab questions

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Blackberry Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    It was back in 2005 and not sure if it is relevant any more. Got an email from HR person in RIM, he seemed to find my resume on Workopolis. After sending him my resume we arrange a phone pre-screening interview for about a half hour. After several days I had another phone interview with 3-4 tech people. Questions were easy - DNS, SMTP, HTTP, NTP, Linux and Solaris internals, FW, troubleshooting, etc. After passing that I got face2face interview in Waterloo office. It was semi formal interview with 4 people. Same type of questions, no problems answering them and was waiting when they really start asking HARD TECH questions (which i always enjoy on interviews). It turned out they were looking for general knowledge in *wide* area of skills as they planned to train the new hires for huge stack of *in-house* messaging applications which were *really* complex.

    Interview Questions

    • all questions were easy. The range of questions was pretty wide - from load balancing and SQL queries to low level Linux stuff, troubleshooting network issues and tuning the kernel and TCP stack.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Software Development Co-op Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Overall this was a great experience - Interviewed on a conference call with 3 people, all part of an individual team, all of which I would end up working with later on. Interview was based heavily on past experiences, some minor technical questions, and a logic question. Overall very relaxed environment, felt really good.

    Interview Questions

    • You have a deck of 52 cards, and you have no way of telling which are face down and which are face up. You know 10 of them are face up. Find a way to return 2 stacks of cards with an equal number of face up cards.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Software Test Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through my campus recruitment portal (University of Waterloo), and heard back from them on time during the interviews period as one would expect.

    The interview was at their head office here in Waterloo, and lasted around an hour. I arrived a bit late as I got delayed while leaving after a class, and they were completely understanding of it. The people seemed friendly in general, and my interviewers started off by talking about the job itself.

    I was then asked a few general questions like 'Tell me about yourself...', 'What are your strengths and weaknesses?', 'Why do you want to do software testing?' and such. They then proceeded to the more technical questions related to the job itself such as testing methodologies, what would make a good bug report, and software testing scenarios.

    Overall, it was a rather challenging interview as they did push for detailed answers and you had to think well on the spot for some of the scenarios. The position also involved working overtime for on-call duty to meet release schedules due to the nature of the team the job was for.

    Their reply on the outcome of the interview came a few days later than expected, and resulted in some anxiety and confusion as they had promised to get back within a few weeks by the expected results time for our coop process here in UW.

    Interview Questions

    • If one of the keys on the numpad didn't work (pressed but no input displayed) while dialing a call on your phone, how would you find what the problem could be?   1 Answer
    • How would you test a microwave?   1 Answer
    • If you had to release something by the evening, but only managed to complete a third of the tests by noon, how would you approach the situation?   1 Answer

  8.  

    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

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

    Interview

    Received an initial email that confirmed I was selected for interview by one of the hiring managers, then via email promptly scheduled for an interview over the phone, of which lasted an hour talking mostly precious experiences. One week after the interview I was given an email response congratulating me on landing the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the hardest problem you had and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Campus Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Was hired through a Co-op role so had an internal job process. Very little salary negotiation was possible which was a mistake.

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Software Test Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Applied through Campus Recruiting and was contacted for a phone interview within a week

    Interview Questions

    • If you were trying to calculate 5*9 on the Blackberry app and the digit 9 wouldn't display how would you test to see if it was a software or hardware problem   1 Answer
    • If you were given a text box and a submit button with no other information, how would you test it   1 Answer

See What BlackBerry Employees Are Saying

Star Star Star Star Star   Former Premium Service Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

Pros: “Great team work across many teams. The Customer Support Organization was huge, so there were so many different career-pathing opportunities. Most of the people (including Leadership) were...”“Great team work across many teams. The Customer Support Organization was huge, so there were so many different career-pathing opportunities. Most of the people (including Leadership) were really awesome.” – Full Review

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.