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IBM Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 31, 2017
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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at IBM (Tulsa, OK) in March 2014.

Interview

People with lower personal standards—let’s call them the “C students”--often do a bare minimum of interview preparation (preferring to use the “skim the website and wing it” interview approach). Because they were not thinking deeply about the interview, they failed to notice when they gave a bad or rambling answer. Underprepared people often ask superficial questions that would not be asked by someone better prepared. The “C student” gets ruled out in that moment, but fails to notice because the hiring manager will almost always answer their idiotic question politely. Consequently, the “C student” often walks out of an interview thinking they nailed it.

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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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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Phoenix, AZ) in July 2012.

    Interview

    My interview was all over the phone, I never met anyone face to face. It was for a contractor, remote job, so that may have something to do with it. The interview was fairly simple, it took some time. A drug test and background check were done.

    Interview Questions

    • My experience in Project Management in my current job and how it could apply to working with them   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at IBM (Columbus, OH) in June 2012.

    Interview

    There will be two rounds of interview. The first one was technical and the next one was PDM interview.
    This entire process took place in 3 days. but IBM confirmed my interview status only after 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • To describe the challenges I faced as PM and how solved them as a PM.   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM in May 2012.

    Interview

    The application consisted out of pre-employment question and a rather lenghty assessment. After approx. 2 weeks I ahd one interviews which was followed by a panel interview with multiple Project Managers. Apporx. 2 weeks later I received the notice that i was accepted.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM (Dubuque, IA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Fist phone interview with HR stuff for some simple questions. after first interview, I interviewed with hiring manager /program manager for project experience , skill set, etc...for 45 minutes. after 4 weeks, I got offer from HR

    Interview Questions

    • SDLC and Agile experience, how you handle conflict, what are the important skillset for PM? describe your previous project scope and your responsibilities in that project and your achievement ...   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubuque, IA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Dubuque, IA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Very unorganized when setting up interview. Never called my available telephone to leave a message. Only sent an email and did not allow more than a day to respond. Phone interview was more informative about what they do and what they are looking for rather than talking about how I was able to help the company and why I would be an asset.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide me an example of projects you managed in your previous positions as a Project Manager   1 Answer
    • Asked more questions about what this position entailed and they were too vague on what they really do for their customers.   1 Answer

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