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Updated Mar 05, 2014
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Melbourne

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at IBM.

Interview Details Phone, Assessment Centre; case study group and individual, 1 on 1 interview

Interview Question – When is a time you have thought outside the box   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in March 2013.

Interview Details very simple phone interview. asked me a few questions regarding my interest and if i knew the difference between business to business marketing and business to consumer marketing. basically just show that u are interested in the job and you are willing to work hard.

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Anonymous Employee
Boulder, CO (US)

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at IBM in March 2013.

Interview Details The interview process was pretty laid back. I think the whole process took around 3 weeks. I submitted an application and received a call about two weeks later to interview the next week. I went on site and it was a round table interview with the hiring managers or someone they sent in their place to take notes. Questions were pretty normal. I only had one interview and got a job offer a couple weeks later. The managers just wanted to get a feel for who you were and what you wanted to learn so they could put you in the right department.

Interview Question – Nothing too unexpected. They asked what you knew about IBM and why you wanted to be an intern there. They did ask me to give a 30 second commercial to market myself, but it was pretty much the same as being asked to tell them about yourself. They ask for a strength and a weakness, an example of when a teammate wasn't pulling their weight on a project and how you handled it, and an example of a time you failed and what you learned from it and how you came back from it type thing.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was originally dissatisfied with my payment offer, but I countered and they accepted.

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I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at IBM.

Interview Details Received a call from a hiring manager asking for an interview. Arrived on site and interviewed with three different managers all wanting an interview. Interview was pretty standard questions about school work and class projects. Nothing really technical was covered which I didn't expect.

Was then directed to take an online aptitude test.

Interview Question – No technical questions came up, I didn't expect this.   Answer Question

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Prague (Czech Republic)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at IBM.

Interview Details The hiring process differs very much for every position. I was surprised with 1:1 interview where my bosses were present even for such short-term position.

Interview Question – Tell us a joke.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Unpaid position. No negotiation needed.

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Interviewed at IBM

Interview Details Written test(aptitude with Logical). Shortlisted students gave C Aptitude test, followed by two technical round and one hr round

Interview Question – Questions related to embedded system   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at IBM.

Interview Details 2 parts, first was behavioral and second was case. Behavioral super easy. Case a little harder, also nice interviewer.

Interview Question – What would your teacher say is your biggest flaw?   Answer Question

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Bangalore (India)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at IBM in May 2013.

Interview Details preliminary round included math and java questions

Interview Question – java library based questions were difficult   Answer Question

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Interview Details i was called by someone from HR to go for the aptitude test which was a little challenging but manageable. after a week i was texted that i passed the aptitude test and invited for the oral interview where you are asked to describe yourself and why you think you are best fit for the job. the people are great and they make you feel at ease

Interview Question – difficult question was how do i fit in the global IBM image   Answer Question

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Interview Details Interview was pretty easy. The manager who interviewed me just talked about how she loved my background and I asked her questions about her personal experiences. No real
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