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IBM Intern Interview Questions

Updated Aug 16, 2017
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Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2015.

Interview

Very easy process. The usualy coding interview, along with background of what I knew and waht I should have known. The coding was easier than expected, and focused more on paired programming than on actual skills. Otherwise, it was the usual personality interviews and meeting with management. There ended up being a total of 11 peopl ewho talked to me at some point.

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  • Previous experience with TDD.   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Armonk, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    A few phone interviews, not too mbar. The recruiter varies by the program so do research and see what unit within IBM he/she serves. There's really nothing else to the process than behavioral. But thats the business area. For technical interviews or specific disciplines like marketing and finance, know the B2B process and research IBM CAMS

    Interview Questions

    • Just basic behavioral. Very easy. know your resume well and have a set of key experiences to highlight. Show that you have an aptitude to learn continuously and that you have intellectual curiosity   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Applied online, there might have been a gpa requirement. Took almost a month before receiving a call for interview.had interviews, was pretty standard like any other software engineer internship interview, just read the standard prep books. It should be pretty easy, but should probably review basic widely seen algorithms

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer elsewhere

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Rochester, MN) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with a basic, logic test. Very conversational, asked how you approach problems. Mostly seeing how well you can communicate. Followed with a simple aptitude test. The whole process took about two weeks!


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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and got an email after 2 weeks. Had to interview that very week. Everyone is very kind and nice :) First part was behavioral and mostly went into details of my projects. Next was a technical interview where I was asked questions in Java (OCJP type questions). Then after about 2 or 3 weeks there was an interview with the manager which was behavioral again. Lastly after another 2-3 weeks I had to give the IBM online assessment which is a little tough because of the time limits but it went well. Process is long but pretty easy I would say. IMO they sort you out based on your profile and if they're confident that you are a good fit the interviews are quite easy. If you are good don't be afraid to negotiate but do not push too hard :)

    Interview Questions

    • What are generics in Java, use of protected modifier, final classes etc   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at IBM in October 2014.

    Interview

    Talked to a recruiter at my College and was contacted next day, set up a call for later that week and the phone interview went well. Pretty standard behavioral questions, helped that I knew about some current projects and about the company in general.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no unexpected questions, the interviewer is there to see what you know so there will be some thought provoking questions, the interview process is not over yet so im putting down that there was no offer but I fully expect one.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Bethlehem, PA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    My interview process started with representatives coming to a career fair at my university. It was fairly informal. The first was a day after the career fair and that was a chat about what that employee did at IBM and what an intern might be doing. After that I got a call from a different group that was interested in interviewing me. It was a group interview with everyone that was part of the group (about 4 people). It was again fairly informal, but this one was more focused on the types of work and classes I had done. A couple weeks after that, I was asked to complete an aptitude type test with questions on pattern recognition and basic mathematics word problems. A couple weeks after that, I heard back from them with a job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about programming that I had done outside of classes.   Answer Question
    • They asked me about programming experience I had in low level C and assembler.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mayaguez, PR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Mayaguez, PR) in October 2014.

    Interview

    It was short but tedious, they were highly picky about every detail on my resume and my answers in relation to experience. I tried to interview once before with them and was flatout told to apply another moment when I had more internship experience under my belt

    Interview Questions

    • What is an achievement that I am particularly proud of; why?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM in September 2014.

    Interview

    IBM sent a senior hiring manager to a collective interview even that my program was hosting. They interviewed with all of the relevant students that were available in order to get a good feel for who was going to be a good fit. They knew that the program we are a part of was already giving us the technical competency to compete for the positions and so the interview was primarily based on how we would fit within the culture of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were not very technical, as it was more of a personality interview. The hardest question was "What is a challenge that you have faced in the past and how did you overcome it?"   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at IBM (Tucson, AZ) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I spoke with some recruiters at my university career fair and then later was scheduled an on site group interview. They did not ask me many technical questions asked, mostly behavioral questions and asked me to explain more in detail the experiences and skills I had written on my resume.

    Interview Questions


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