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IBM Interview Questions

Updated Oct 22, 2017
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  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    I got the online test, but its been almost two week, i haven't heard back from them yet. The online test included 3 coding problems and 5 video problems.
    Im still waiting for their feedback....

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  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Pretty casual not too bad but they did get me to answer a lot of easy questions and I am glad that it went the way that it did. Would do it again

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Cognitive Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Online recording Interview
    5 Questions
    The whole process takes about 2-3 hours, The interview was not hard but talking to the screen on your own can make you feel awkward.
    The coding part cannot use numpy.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What's the new technology you learn by yourself? describe the pros and cons
      2. Why are you a good fit in this position?
      3. Coding problem: given a M by N matrix and an integer k, if M by N matrix can be divided by the k by k square matrix. then return the sum of maximum value of each square matrix. otherwise return 0.
      4. Given a html file, find all the *.zip file contain in the html and store it into a list
      5. Given some sentences, represent those sentences in a vector space by instruction. measure the pairwise cosine similarity of those sentences.
      6. How do you approach the previous problem   Answer Question

  4.  

    PM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    It's an on-campus interview: two 30 min interview back to back, all behavioral questions + resume experience. Typical questions like Why IBM, Why this position. Interviewers are very nice and supportive.

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  5.  

    Cognitive Consulting 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.

    Interview

    Three 30 minute back to back interviews. Applied through on-campus recruiting portal and got an interview within a week or two. Two Behaviorial and one case interview. Pretty chill. Nothing you wouldn't expect and nothing out of the norm.

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  6.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Overall it is easy. Basic alogo questions. Lower bar compared to the other big name IT companies
    Overall it is easy. Basic alogo questions. Lower bar compared to the other big name IT companies
    Overall it is easy. Basic alogo questions. Lower bar compared to the other big name IT companies


  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    I had a phone interview for the first round. I found the interviewer was both very helpful and really nice. The first round of interview is a screening interview so nothing too complicated. It lasted around thirty minutes, give or take.

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  8. Helpful (1)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at IBM (Baltimore, MD) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Had me do an online video/code interview. Basically there were a list of questions that I would give a video response for and then some coding questions. The coding questions allow you to enter the code to a web based compiler.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about myself, what did I want to tell them about myself.   1 Answer

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    Entry Level Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    First round of interviews is a coding challenge by hirevue. Consists of about 5-6 questions you record and 3 coding questions. given 30 , 45, 45 minutes for each coding question respectively and they increase in difficulty. Coding questions were basically fizz buzz and searching through a sorted list. Took over 2 hours to complete the interview

    Interview Questions

    • how does your background make you a good fit for this position?   Answer Question
    • Explain your approach to the last coding question.   Answer Question

  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    After submitting an application the recruiter contacted me. I was then interviewed by a front end developer, and then by the person who would eventually become my manager. I was not given a design challenge due to this being an internship, but the people I spoke to were very helpful and even reached out to me to help me find lodging.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your approach and process to solve a design problem.   1 Answer

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