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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Atlanta, GA) in January 2020.

Interview

Two rounds of interviews, one was more of a screening, second was video interview for an hour. both pretty chill, liked the people i talked to. Made me feel comfortable being there and asked good questions to get me talking about what im passionate about

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Other Interview Reviews for IBM

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at IBM (Orlando, FL) in October 2019.

    Interview

    most behavior questions and the environment is fancy and relaxed. the interviewer is funny and makes me laugh all the time. asked me some tools and languages I used. asked me for some details about my project and framework I used. basically went through my resume

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Emeryville, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM (Emeryville, CA) in November 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online. Communicated with recruiters at the Emeryville CA office. They gave me a prescreening problem to solve.. I submitted my solution.. then nothing.. they seemed interested!! Guess not
    Ghosting.. not nice.

    Interview Questions

    • find number of occurrences of a word on a list of word.   1 Answer
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Morrisville, NC) in November 2018.

    Interview

    They use a staff agency to find me, send me the job description. I send back my resume. After about a week, the staff agency tell me they want to talk with me by video meeting. Then we schedule the meeting. They have totally four to five people interview me. It lasts 30 mins. Then the next day, they give me feedback through recruiter saying they would like to offer me the job.

    Interview Questions

    • previous working experiences with Java, IBM cloud, etc.   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Very good panel with good set of questions in technical work I was being interviewed for. Managerial round was also technical. So totally 4 technical rounds and 1 hr round

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Contacted by a recruiter. Had the phone interview with some coding questions. Then onsite for more coding questions and some situational questions. Overall the process took about 3 months. Went through well

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM (San Francisco, CA) in September 2018.

    Interview

    HR guy from India emailed me for an interview for my position in San Fransisco then never showed up for the interview.

    Emailed him back several times and everytime he said he will call me back a certain time and he never did. At the end he said he wasnt feeling well !!! And then closed my case. That simple and I never got my interview ...

    No wonder these guys are filling positions here if they run the HR and dont even let you have a proper interview.


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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at IBM in February 2017.

    Interview

    Met HR and department. Met some department heads, quiz on some computer questions.. Asked what other positions I might be interested with.. What have I been doing from college til now.

    Interview Questions

    • how many years you have been IT. what is your skillset. What computer skills you have.
      Where did you graduate, when did you graduate.. Where do you see yourself, 10 years from now. What other jobs you might be interesting in. Describe the backup of your computer skills from college to the present day job.   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at IBM (Research Triangle Park, NC) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Prescreen interview with one of two hiring managers. Some probing questions based on both my resume as well as their project needs.

    That led to 3 technical screens - one for each of 3 positions between the two managers.

    The screens were very technical and with product leads. The questions were challenging and difficult but straight on he direct needs of their project. On the other hand they didn't appear onerous as the positions were good matches and all I had to do was make a strong effort on the fly and with a little nudging here and there. The key point is if you put it on your resume - they'll ask about it - and if it's a direct need they will go deep on it.

    I did prefer this style - direct and deep technical about what you did and how you'd apply it to their direct needs - far better than random pet-algorithm I haven't needed in 30 years - or puzzle burning ropes on an island questions. Those may be fine for NCGs with naturally little experience but don't bring out what I have done and can by extension solve and do for you.

    2nd round technical interview with members of the team was set - but one was ready to hire and as my preferred position all 3 offered positions.

    Formal offer process is very very slow with very singular very unresponsive offshore recruiting automatons and the managers can do little to intervene.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Describe your major projects in recent history and what you yourself were challenged with and accomplished

      2) For these key areas/items describe in detail challenges and accomplishments with those skill.

      3) Here are (sequentially) several technical scenarios we deal with and face that related. Some of this we know the answer two and some of which we don't. Discuss in detail how you'd architect, implement, or solve this with your experience in those areas.   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Two rounds technical java questions and 1 HR round. The questions were easy if prepared well. HR round was mainly to discuss package. Got the offer letter in a months time.

    Interview Questions


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