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Updated Apr 20, 2014
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Software Developer, Internship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

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

Interview Details Initial communications began at the university careers fair, followed up with a phone call from Blackberry in Bellevue, WA. Interview was scheduled in the following week, for a summer internship position that would begin a few months after the screening process. There were also the usual series of background checks, but those were carried out after the interview process ended.

Interview Question – Immediately write code with a sharpie without any points for reference, timed under 5 minutes. There was a simple scenario given, but it did not matter that much in reality.   Answer Question

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Technical Writer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Cary, NC (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2010.

Interview Details Phone interview, followed by interview. The interview was an hour or hour and a half long, with multiple interviewers and included general questions, questions about previous jobs, and the "tell me about a time when ...." questions. I've had tougher interviews, but I've also had lighter ones.

Negotiation Details – Negotiated salary and got a bump from the initial offer

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HUB Core Applications C++ Developer (Intern) Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at BlackBerry

Interview Details 6 Interviews. Questions about my prior projects. Technical questions included questions on locks, deadlocks, threads, string manipulations

Interview Question – Behavioural questions ( why you?)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non negotiable

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Radio Software Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2012.

Interview Details Applied online. got a call and interview was completely technical on whats on my resume

Interview Question – Pretty easy on what i know   Answer Question

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Mechanical Designer Co-op Interview

Anonymous Employee
Sunrise, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details Talked with recruiter at campus who said BlackBerry wasn't accepting resumes but told me to apply online. After I applied I emailed her later and she responded that the interview process would begin soon. Got contacted for a phone interview with the manager. Interview began with explaining points on my resume while the manager looked for a point to segue into the technical interview. Questions were very technical, asking about different aspects of Mechanics of Materials (beam bending) and a general physics question about buoyancy. Manager was more interested in how I came about finding the answer rather than whether I was right or not. I was contacted a couple weeks later over phone offering me the position.

Interview Questions

  • When you fix a beam to a wall and add a shear force at the end of the beam, where does the beam fail first?   Answer Question
  • Which type of beam would be stronger against a shear force at its end: a hollow circular tube or a solid cylindrical bar both with the same cross-sectional area?   Answer Question
  • If you have a boat in water and you want to sink the boat, how would you go about doing it? How does the boat stay above water normally?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Pay was very good compared with other companies.

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RF Test Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details Applied online through the careers website. Got a call after 3+ weeks.

Interview Question – Do you have any experience with C?   Answer Question

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Radio Software Integration Interview

Anonymous Employee
Sunrise, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in June 2013.

Interview Details you need to apply for the position in the company website.
Later i got a mail from the recruiter that i need to give a phone interview.
The phone interview went for about an hour which is done by two individuals.
1st person asked me more about the projects i mentioned in my resume and technical questions regarding in the field of RF.
2nd person is completely technical round.

Negotiation Details – as it iwas an intern position so i was not able to negostiate

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Team Lead Interview

Team Lead
Raleigh, NC (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in October 2010.

Interview Details Hiring went well

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Negotiation Details – Was able to negotiate salary

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Irving, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in August 2009.

Interview Details Interview process is relatively easy compared to the competitors, just couple of rounds of interviews and thats it. Hiring process is easy, but slow

Interview Question – Questions about the domain   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiation phase for fast and quick because of me.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Seattle, WA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackBerry in September 2010.

Interview Details After an initial phone screen, walked into a recruiting event and went thru 3 rounds of interview- one technical, one behavioral and one HR.

Interview Question – None too difficult. Discussion on quick sort, its run time complexity, basic OOP concepts. Few questions related to Polymorphism and Java specific class definitions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The HR came back with an offer and we went back and forth a couple of times before I accepted the offer.

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