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BlackBerry Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
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Easy Interview

Software Engineering Associate Interview

Software Engineering Associate
Waterloo, ON

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details Applied online through the BlackBerry site, was contacted less than a month later by email for a 30 minute phone interview. They sent an offer package a month or so later with about 10 documents that had to be signed and returned via the package that they sent. Overall it was a very smooth process.

Interview Question – What scripting/UNIX projects have you worked on (Difficult for me since I hadn't done any)   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They pay for extra luggage bag, airfare (round trip), transport from/to airport and 2 nights in a hotel.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Developer Co-Op Interview

Software Developer Co-Op
Mississauga, ON

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at BlackBerry in July 2014.

Interview Details It was a phone interview and the HR person didn't attend it for a personal reason. They asked a lot about my past personal project. (Things like how is this part working, etc) They also made a very comfortable interview atmosphere. I prepared quite a bit on this interview, but ended up not saying much what I was going to say.

Interview Question – How are list and tuple different in Python?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Test Specialist Interview

Software Test Specialist

I applied online - interviewed at BlackBerry in July 2014.

Interview Details Only had one phone interview and there 2 people communicating with me over the phone. The interview lasted thirty minutes and I got a call back the week after my interview.

Interview Question – C++ definitions, array reference pointer map   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Developer Co-Op Interview

Software Developer Co-Op

Interviewed at BlackBerry

Interview Details Only had one phone interview and there 2 people communicating with me over the phone. The interview lasted thirty minutes and I got a call back the week after my interview.

Interview Question – How would know if a number is divisible by 2?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Director Interview

Director
Waterloo, ON

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in January 2010.

Interview Details Very long interview process, two separate full days speaking to 10+ people each day, including managers, directors, and VPs
The individuals themselves were all very caring of the length of time for the interview
All interviewers had a veto on hires. Getting through the interview process is something to be very happy with.
Each of the interviewers were very helpful in describing what they considered the most important aspects of this role.
Offer negotiations with HR were professional and helpful

Interview Question – How do you handle pressure, and demonstrate a situation in which you were required to.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Was able to negotiate, but the offer was higher than expected so there was very little need.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Statistical Methods Analyst Interview

Statistical Methods Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details Phone interview, easy going with 2 people usually one HR and another one in the department that you would be working with. Couple of questions of why you want to work at Blackberry or IT, your experience at your past jobs and your school history. Job was focused on handling big databases and your experience in excel (data validation, general analysis

Interview Question – What type of chart would you use in excel if you had to measure an employee's share of hours on a monthly basis?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Tester Interview

Software Tester
Mississauga, ON

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details 1. Received email from recruiter to schedule an interview: she seemed very enthusiastic and organized
2. Phone interview with manager with tech questions (software based, the usual ones)
3. Phone interview with other manager about problem solving in general
4. Webcam interview (puke!!) with team members, mostly same questions as # 2
5. Assignment given: more technical questions, some problem solving questions
6. In person with manager and director to review assignment and discuss hobbies
7. Phone interview with VP to discuss career goals and hobbies
8. Receive offer, accept offer, do background check, submit paperwork, begin working.

Total span was about 2 months from 1 to 8.

Interview Question – How can you store extra information in a linked list without adding a new data member given that the memory is X byte aligned?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate. My advice is not to be desperate and if you aren't happy, don't take it! Opt out of the bonus for an increase in base salary and ask for more OFFICIAL vacation.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details one phone interview, one face to face interview. they are both regular interviews.
then one background check which really takes time. I remember it took me 3 weeks to get my conditional offer confirmed.

Interview Question – Tell us a time that you did not meet your manager's expectation?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Anonymous Interview

Anonymous Employee
Victoria, BC

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in June 2014.

Interview Details Applied through campus recruitment. Positive phone interview conducted by two technical people. They are very nice and erase my nervousness totally. Most questions are behavior questions. Talk a lot about my previous experience.

Interview Question – If you only have one choice, do you prefer to work on time or correctly?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Continuous Improvement Specialist Interview

Continuous Improvement Specialist
Ottawa, ON

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2010.

Interview Details Several interviews. Quick overview of resume with HR. Two additional interviews with team and hiring manager to go over specifics with examples of previous work, as well as behavioural questions.

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