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IBM Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jan 23, 2017
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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at IBM.

Interview

The entire process from resume submission until I received an offer letter took almost 6 months. No pre-screening - my first interview was with a portfolio manager, the following one with the manager. Both very professional.
I was invited to the orientation session with a minimal lead time (1-2 business days) where air travel was required. The orientation session was totally useless (waste of time). The only benefit of it was to get a laptop, a badge, and to provide required documents.

Interview Questions

  • I was hit by questions including terminology commonly used at IBM. Especially abbreviations.   Answer Question

Negotiation

No salary negotiation whatsoever. On my application form (resume submission) I put my expected salary. My offer letter included the

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Chicago, IL) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The multiple person interview process focused on my background and technical experience. The interviewers emphasized the need for adaptability. There was also a request for multiple professional references.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewer asked about my strengths and weaknesses.   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Came to IBM in outsourcing deal. Only interview was validation of my job at former company. Interview was with IBM Human Resources to validate job function. IBM was contractually obligated to bring me on as an employee.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    It was onsite. First it was 1-1 discussion mostly about my background and experience. Second round was with two people. It was situational and behavioural. I even had to use the board to draw and explain.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    None, outsourced, got a FedX at my door stating work for IBM or you are unemployed. AT&T outsourced their IT and made a deal with IBM to force all employees over to IBM or on the street with no unemployment and not severance.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was none, take it or leave it.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    I applied for a project manager position, got a call back from IBM, interviewed with the recruiter and the program manager at the client site, and was hired without meeting any one face to face!

    Interview Questions

    • Can't think of any. The hiring process was very quick, and I wasn't asked any difficult questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Good -- I said the offer wasn't enough money, and negotiated it. She came back with a counteroffer, and we finally settled at a competitive rate.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Tampa, FL) in September 2013.

    Interview

    At least 5 round of interviews. Basic questions related to the job were asked. Interviewer asked solutions for some of their current problems. Interview was arranged with managers repenting each verticals where this role will be working with.

    Interview Questions

    • Fundamental to the subject, they asked solution for some of their current problems.   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at IBM in February 2013.

    Interview

    The process took 4 months. I interviewed with 6 different people at IBM.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficut situation, and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    After I interviewed with IBM, I thought that IBM was not any better than the company I work for.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Armonk, NY
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Armonk, NY) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Asked me about the project management process and how to tailor it to different projects and companies. Asked me about my under grad college. Wanted to know when I could start. Was told his expectations about the position; which is to say he would not make a commitment. Then he asked me to come on in.

    Interview Questions

    • They manager wanted to know if I was looking for a long term position of something to get started in.   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Seattle, WA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    In person, group interview. Met with the team manager and second line manager. interview lasted about an hour. They were interviewing about a dozen people. Interview was scheduled over the phone. Met the contact at the front desk and went back to a conference room by the team area.

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