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IBM Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2017
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Financial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Rochester, MN) in October 2015.

Interview

The interview consisted of two 30-minute interviews with two managers from various areas of finance. One manager conducted in an interview in a manner that covered my skills, experiences working and what I knew about IBM. The second interview was primarily filled with questions in a CAR style, most of the questions tested my financial knowledge and what strengths/weaknesses I had.

Interview Questions

  • Give an example of a time when you were faced with a challenge from peers, how did you overcome the challenge and what strategies did you use?   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Bengaluru (India)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    3 rounds. written,operation and hr rounds. Only operational was little bit difficult. remaining rounds are fine. written is about IBM, accounts and excel questions. intial hr will offer less pay. we need to bargain and get good pay as all companies do. but it is nice.

    Interview Questions


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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Sofia (Bulgaria)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Firstly you should pass the call interview on native language and English. On the call you receive various questions and some of them are technical. 1-3 days after the call you receive e-mail with test that you should do. It is logical. After that if you pass the previous steps you will be invited on interview. During the interview you will discuss themes about your previous experience, everything in your CV, explaining what you will do in urgent cases and s.o.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us one moment when you failed in something.   1 Answer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Markham, ON (Canada)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Received an email from HR to have two interviews with two Finance Managers. One interviewer scrutinized my resume in detail; the second one was easy going. Received invitation to the second round. I interviewed with the CFO of IBM Canada - she was very straightforward

    Interview Questions

    • What is the relationship between the nature of your jobs as an intern? Caught me off-guard because I had four internships in four different companies & industries   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation; new grad so not much beside internships under my belt.


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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Interview consist of several stages. The 1st stage is phone interview with Human Resources personnel located at Cyberjaya. The phone interview is more about the perception towards the position applied, background checks and the current education study then later need to sit for online test. the test is more to IQ test and each question inly given 2.5 minutes to be answered. the question consist of simple mathematics quetions and about 40 question. if after shortlisted, then only you will go to walk-in interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Random question and mostly connected to each other. Be prepared to be able to answer chain queation because what you answer will lead to another question   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM (Rochester, MN) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Interview took place just after college graduation season at the beginning of the summer. There were two phone interviews back-to-back, about half an hour each. The first one went closer to 45 minutes which is usually a good thing, but apparently not this time. Had a good idea of the likely salary offer and qualifications of other candidates/employees for the same position; my credentials were quite a bit higher at least in terms of educational background. 1st interview was with a finance manager, which was a brief exchange of who I am and what IBM Rochester does, followed by an in-depth conversation about my background, current activities, and short-term plans. The finance manager was very arrogant and decided it was in the best interest of IBM to focus on miniscule details of my background that reflect no tangible aspect of my qualifications, rather than focusing on the bigger picture; ie goals in working for IBM, my interests, what I would contribute, etc. It was more of an assault on various minor aspects of my resume that I have never been asked about than an actual interview or reciprocal interaction that typical human beings normally have. The 2nd interview was with someone from HR asking the normal cliche behavioral interview questions about past experiences and how I responded. Quite worthless, but hard to complain since that is pretty ubiquitous in terms of interviewing with corporations. At the end of each interview I asked a couple finance-based questions regarding the company, its performance in recent years, growth opportunities, etc. Each interviewer's answer was beyond disappointing; the manager snickered and gave some snide condescending retort, probably because a quality answer would have required him to acknowledge the existence of other people. HR person acted like I just asked her a question coming from a PhD thesis paper on quantum physics. Needless to say, the finance manager wasn't able to surmount the few imperfections on my resume to realize how qualified I was, so my relationship with IBM Rochester ended there.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you STILL in school getting a graduate degree in business right after getting your undergraduate degree?   1 Answer

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM (Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Very unprofessional managers. I was talking about my strengths and weaknesses but the manager stop me halfway. First 5 minutes of the interview, the manager starts yawning maybe due to fasting or what-so-ever reason. IBM was once my dream company/job but now NO. Managers smirk when saw my results, very very bad impression. I saw them showing "black face" to their current employee. Cannot imagine what if i got the chance work there because i aint no butt kisser.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the formula for gross profit   1 Answer
    • What so good about you that can make us hire you?   Answer Question
    • What will you do if you have 4 hours left until the deadline   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM (Bratislava (Slovakia)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Usual hiring process, nothing special. I have a good memory of it, but its always depending on hiring staff. I did the IPATO test when I was applying on the job position. Now they are don't use it.

    Interview Questions

    • If I was an entrepreneur, in the middle of the fin. crisis with no cash, how would I solve the decreasing sells, and save my company from bankruptcy.   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Markham, ON (Canada)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    3 Interviews and one excel testMet with 3 different managers and one excel test. All different sorts of managers from different departments asking questions about resume and experiences in the past

    Interview Questions

    • Excel test used following formulas
      [Pivot tables]
      [Countif]
      [VlookUp]

      Managers asked a variety of situational and technical based questions   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Rochester, MN) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process wasn't at all that bad did one phone interview along with two in person interviews. Basic interview questions are ask and some small technical questions relating to the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How familiar are you with excel?   1 Answer

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