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IBM IT Interview Questions

Updated Feb 10, 2017
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    IT Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Went through campus recruiting and got the interview.

    Was a super day 3 back to back interviews: 1 behavioral, 1 skills placement, and 1 case study.

    Got called the next day for a verbal offer and then received a written a few weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you get "old-school" management to jump on board a new idea you might have?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    didn't negotiate as they were the best offer I got.

  2.  

    IT Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blacksburg, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM (Blacksburg, VA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    2 Behavioral Interviews 1 Case. 2 of the interviewers were unqualified and unprofessional. Typical interview questions.

  3.  

    IT Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Washington, DC) in October 2013.

    Interview

    3, 30 minute interviews, including one case interview.

    Interview Questions

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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at IBM (New York, NY).

    Interview

    There was a long period of waiting during the hiring freeze after an IBM employee reached out as initial interest. After hiring freeze ended, two customary HR interviews took place, and I was hired. This process was unorthodox compared to standard hiring process; the standard is to begin with university internship, post internship interview, then employer decision.

    Interview Questions

    • 30 minute intelligence test composing of many IQ-esque questions. (Matrix transpositions, pattern matching, simple math with large numbers, etc.)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation attempted, employer inflexible on offer.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    5/12 - Applied for position Microsoft SharePoint Consulting IT Specialist GBS-0478276, USA.
    6/12 – Got email from recruiter to fill questioner form
    8/12 – First telephonic interview scheduled – asked all scenario based questions on technical background
    Try to get in touch with recruiter but no reply, left hopes
    05/13 – Got another email from recruiter to fill questioner form, I scheduled call and explained/asked for my previous interview, it was positive and nobody knows why it’s not proceed further. Then I specifically said “I only proceed if you IBM recruiter will give feedback to my each interview whether its +ve or -ve”, recruiter agreed and schedule another telephonic interview
    05/13- Telephonic technical interview asked questions on SharePoint and ASP.net concepts, went well
    Invited for onsite interview on
    Asked to fill IBM online application form, got air ticket/ hotel reservation and all.
    6/2013 in Dallas, TX-
    • 1 hour intro/presentation of IBM.
    • Then face to face with senior guy with 20yrs of exp , behavioral kind on interview for an hour
    • Then Technical face to face interview with guy having 15yrs exp in net , asked various scenario questions, most of the questions on resume, try to catch on resume points
    07/2013 – Got an update from recruiter that interview feedback was positive working on internal approval, asked me expected salary
    07/2013 – Got call from recruiter, saying all went well, ready to give me offer as per my expectations. Gave some IBM benefits info, said they will send offer letter soon
    07/2013 - Got offer letter…accepted offer…sent acceptance email
    07/2013 - Got questionnaire form for visa
    07/2013 - Submitted all documents
    08/2013 – Submitted to USCIS

    Negotiation

    No negotiations

  7.  

    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Research Triangle Park, NC) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Alot of interviews

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want to do with your future this this company   Answer Question
  8.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    This was over 13 years ago, so it's changed by now. I was recruited right out of college, and interviewed the standard set of questions. It was more technical at the time, and my transcript spoke for itself (in terms of what I knew). They wanted to know more about whether I would travel full time, and about some of the project work I did at the University.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult questions for me are always the one where they ask you about the "most difficult thing that ever happened to you, and how did you respond?"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, as I was right out of college. It was the best offer by far, compared to all my college roommates.

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    IT Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    3 interviews all behavioral. simple and to the point and they pushed for my technical abilities. they walked me through the star process of things i have done and what i had achieved to be able to get a job at this company and then the next steps and what i would be looking for in the position and how i can expand and advance my career

    Interview Questions

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    GBS Public Sector IT Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied online through college career center and was selected for an on campus interview. Mostly just for fit and to gauge your interests. No real technical questions. Then was selected for an on site interview with 2 people. 1 technical 1 behavioral. The technical one consisted of a case where you had to explain the steps you would take to solve the problem while the behavioral one was pretty standard, ie: Tell me about a time when you worked on a team and you had to make a significant change in plans, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Imagine if you had a client who had software that was not going to be supported by the vendor any more. How would you migrate to new software while keeping the same features and new features that your client wants?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Had better offers

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    IT Help Desk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Boulder, CO) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Kelly Services misrepresented this job from start to finish. Armed with 2 college degrees, I was sent to a place where strong body odor and the inability to operate Windows 7 dominates the call center floor. I was flat out lied to in regards to this job. I was paid less on arrival and the schedule was far different. Ironically, Kelly Svc lost their account to sleazy CCI.

    Interview Questions

    • How do I find my around a campus built to confuse spies during the Cold War?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Non existent. Take it or leave it. Unemployment rate is at 7%.

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