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IBM Interview Questions in Boston, MA

Updated Apr 24, 2017
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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at IBM (Cambridge, MA).

    Interview

    The interviewer was very friendly. He started by describing the research that is going on in IBM right now. Then he asked about my research and I went in substantial details. Finally he asked a couple machine learning questions, mainly on unsupervised learning. No coding questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you would group a large collection on emails into various categories, without knowing the number or type of categories in advance.   Answer Question

  2.  

    IT Security Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    I was interviewed one time, about two or three weeks after I applied. My interviewers were three of my future managers. The were friendly and to the point, which was nice. Overall a nice experience.

    Interview Questions

    • They essentially asked me a lot about things on my resume, described some ways in which they thought I might be able to help them, and then asked how I thought I would do that.   1 Answer

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I first had a technical round that lasted for roughly 40 minutes. This was followed by an HR round which lasted for around 30 mins. Both of these rounds were held in person.In a week's time, I was sent a link to take up the iPAT. On clearing that I was made an offer. The whole process was seamless. The recruiter and Manager were very prompt in replying to all my e-mails throughout the process. All in all, it was a very smooth and pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Resume based, Projects based and Role based questions.   Answer Question

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    Research Staff Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I met the manager in person at a conference and was called onsite for interviewing. I had close to 9 rounds that lasted for an entire day. My day began at 9am and ended at 6:30pm. I was interviewed on technical skills, puzzles, coding problems, deep learning/machine learning related questions, statistics questions, system building skills, a presentation of 1 hour for my talk. The interview was for a CS position.

    Interview Questions


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    Devops Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    There were three levels one hirevue online exam with coding , ine phone interview, one skype interview and one inperson . . . . . . . . . . .

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Strategy Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview with consultant. Got a good overview of what the group does. Questions were wide ranging , covering a lot of different topics. Questions were focused on applying economic ideas and concepts to strategy problems

    Interview Questions

    • How I would approach solving one of the problems they are currently working on   Answer Question

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Two interviews:
    1. Phone Screening. HR talked a lot about IBM Analytics, asking some of my technical information: Language preferred, past experiences.

    2. Techinical Phone Interviews, a friendly guy talked with me about basic programming concepts

    Interview Questions

    • 1. SQL things: Left Join, View
      2. OOD Concepts
      3. More about my technical background  
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  9.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Littleton, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Littleton, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I had two phone screenings which lasted about 30 minutes each. We talked about my relevant experience in classes and previous internships.

    After the two phone interviews, I was called onsite. Overall, the experience was smooth and they communicated well.

    Interview Questions

    • Since I was applying for a team whose work pertained to incorporating machine learning into their services, questions I was asked had to do with training and evaluation of learning models, e.g. what metrics would you use to compare the performance of two classifiers and why?
      Things of that nature.

      There was also timed online assessment I had to take, which contained logic and arithmetic problems.  
      Answer Question

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Brief and mostly focused on personality and sales experience.

    Lots of conversation about the current state of tech.

    Several questions aimed at developing an understanding of the ways in which I viewed internal interface systems.

    Managed to speak with over five different people before the two days of interviewing were over.

    Process was smooth and I was entirely aware of every step in the process.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Littleton, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at IBM (Littleton, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Basic core java questions and detailed screening of projects on resume. The difficulty level of an interview was average. Manager was more interested in the projects i did in spring MVC and node js

    Interview Questions

    • explain polymorphism in java? explain abstraction in java   Answer Question

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