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IBM Interview Questions

Updated Nov 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    I applied online. I was emailed a few weeks later and asked to fill out the online assessment. I feel like I did terrible on it. Lots of logic and patterns. I would be surprised if I got a positive response.

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  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    The skills test/interview was through Hirevue.
    There was a combination of answering questions about my experience and why I would be a good fit for the team as well as coding questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you be a good fit for our team based on your experience?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Program Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    3 people interviewed me simultaneously over a phone. Fairly laid back. They were friendly and explained the process and functional group, and answered questions appropriately.

    They were good at scheduling and follow-up. However, I never heard back from them on why I didn't get the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle a bad situation?
      Explain the gaps in your experience?   Answer Question

  4.  

    SAP Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Applied online, 2-3 months later got an email back asking to take an assessment. After completing that, had one phone interview. Tough interview, seemed like they were expecting me to be an expert on SAP even though it was marked as an entry level position.

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Two video calls a month apart, mostly asked about resume and other behavioral questions. Wanted to see what my interests were for placement, and described their roles as well. Bad part was response time, they were slow about answering questions through email.

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  6. Helpful (4)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM in September 2017.

    Interview

    Online process using Hire Vue comprised of three open answer (mostly behavioral) questions, then three coding questions (30 min, 45 min, 45 min), then three more open answer questions that leaned more towards the technical side (i.e. Explain the method you used on the third challenge). For each open answer question, I received the prompt, had around 2 minutes or less to plan a response, then either hit record or the video started recording automatically. There was only one chance to record an answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a language you are learning right now and what its benefits and disadvantages are.   Answer Question

  7.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Simple and not useful, did not like it very much, phone interview for 20 minutes, the process is similar with other jobs and the person I talked to was not very happy that day

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you apply for this one?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I was contacted by the HR a week after submitting at the career fair. I was given two phone interviews by different members of the same team. Each interview lasts about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • No technical problems, mainly on the past experience on the resume.   Answer Question

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Somers, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at IBM (Somers, NY).

    Interview

    most interviews are over the phone. I had 3 phone interviews because all the managers were located in different cities. The hiring manager was located on the East Coast, as was the HR screener, whereas the skills manager was located on the West Coast

    Interview Questions

    • what is your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at IBM in September 2017.

    Interview

    Online process using Hire Vue comprised of three open answer (mostly behavioral) questions, then three coding questions (30 min, 45 min, 45 min), then three more open answer questions that leaned more towards the technical side (i.e. Explain the method you used on the third challenge). For each open answer question, I received the prompt, had around 2 minutes or less to plan a response, then either hit record or the video started recording automatically. There was only one chance to record an answe

    Interview Questions


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