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Updated 2 Mar, 2015
Updated 2 Mar, 2015
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    Compiler Frontend Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Take 1 month after application submitted to get phone interview, a phone interview. general questions about your history, experience. Manager will describe job for most of time, there are front end and back end, they share information, so be prepare for both.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    I got an email for the interview. it was 1-1 interview, interviewer asked for the previous projects i have done besides the academic projects, some behavioral questions about conflicts with other people, if someone doesn't contribute to the project in the group.... and at the end one technical question, how to delete a node from linked list. It was pretty easy, haven't received any offer yet.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at IBM in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted the next day for an in person final round interview. There were some questions about my experiences but it consisted mostly of technical knowledge questions (design patterns, Java, no algorithms)

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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  5.  

    Software Developer, Coop Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was mainly questions from my resume, about my past work experiences and projects. Technical concepts relevant to the team's functionality were asked. At the end of the interview, I was informed about the team's functions, and the required skill sets that will be useful for the role.

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    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university job hiring process.

    Got interview within a few days.

    Interview by Skype with Senior Developer and PM:
    Talked about personal projects, how I implemented them.
    Easy questions, about socket.io, node.js, query, mongoDB...

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Applied on a whim my second time and ended up getting an e-mail from a recruiter to chat. Explained a lot about the program, asked some high-level questions, and clarified questions that I had. Invited me to interview that Friday. Had a one-on-one (or two) with a MP and AP. Lots of behavioural-based questions, but they did ask me about every single thing on my resume (including things I thought were inconsequential retail/school-related/etc. jobs/volunteering). Lasted around 30-45 minutes. Recruiter contacted me early the next week to take an aptitude test. Received the offer the week after.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Developer Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    the interviewer was late for an hour, but he was very nice. The questions are most about Java and C++, algorithm, pattern, and concurrency. No behaviour question was asked. At the end he told me to wait for a followup.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    First received a phone interview which was very informal. From there an interview was scheduled with two IBM representatives. Both asking questions and taking notes. Interview lasted just under an hour and there were about 8 questions. The two representatives also talked about life at IBM.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were basically all related to past experiences. Situational type questions...
      i.e Demonstrate a time where you effectively used time management to accomplish a task?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Technical Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I applied through Indeed website. I received a call regarding the position. The first round was a phone call interview (both behavioral and technical). Then, on-site interview (lasted 2-3 hours), talk with manager and multiple teams. They asked all technical questions, very easy linux commands and network knowledge questions.

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    No Offer
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    Extreme Blue Technical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Initially applied online. Got a call and went through the process. Couple of technical interviews to get thought. Work through problems on the phone and write code in a google document where they hear speak and see you typing. They want to get a feel for how you work through a problem. (tough! Know your algorithms, their possible implementations and complexities) then you interview with the managers and teams looking to hire you. You have to fit, you are not guaranteed a position still at this point. They will test you HARD!

    Interview Questions
    • lookup bitonic sort algorithm on Wikipedia. From the picture alone try write real code for the parallel algorithm. That was a question I got for one of one of the teams.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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