IBM Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 27, 2014
Updated Aug 27, 2014
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    I Applied online. Received an outsourced phone interview from India, terrible quality connection at 7 am in the morning. No time to prepare. Outsourcing phone interviews is remarkably stingy, IBM.

    Interview Questions
    • Trying to decipher the heavy accent of the phone interviewer   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Pre-Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Spoke to a few people at IBM. Technical and Sales people. 4 interviews. First was with HR. Second with a technical person. Third with sales manager. Fourth was with my current manager. Offer happened after that.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you do to convince a person to buy your product   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 6 months - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Drawn out of 6 months, the interviews did not seem to build on information gathered in previous rounds. Some of the interviewers (who seemed to have a veto right but no real ownership of the hire) appeared disengaged, while others took the opportunity to emphasise their own personal achievements in a way that did not add any insight into the organisation.

    Interview Questions
    • What does taking this job mean in terms of where you want to take your career?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Professional and reasonably quick. The contract matched what was promised. Some negotiation over IP protection but they were more accommodating of carve-outs than I had expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    IBM GBS Consulting By Degrees Entry Level Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Melbourne
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Random phone interview from Malaysia, then intense IPAT online test. Passed it and then individual interview with one of the recruiters based in Melbourne. AC as last round.

    Interview Questions
    • individual interview with HR was relatively easy. Basic interview and behavioral questions. Advice: Know your story and experience.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Online assessment was quite hard, number sequences, they were most likely looking for a threshold
    Phone call twice after that
    They even emailed me the questions
    interview with HR
    interview with two hiring manager. quite friendly

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Phone call from recruiter. She seemed distracted and not to be listening to my answers. Was very terse. Asked to complete and online test.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Melbourne
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews and then an offer, first with a HR representative and second with a senior practitioner from the relevant division.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at IBM in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had a few face-to-face interviews, but the big one was a panel interview. I had four people sitting on the same side of the table, opposite of me. They each had their own "script" that had specific questions. They continuously peppered me with question after question.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Melbourne
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at IBM in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Standard interview with technical questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    IBM do what they want and the contract is not worth toilet paper
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Gold Coast
    Anonymous Employee in Gold Coast
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at IBM in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    2x phone interview, 1x onsite. All very well-organised and expectations were clear. Interviews were both technical and HR-like (eg, 'how do you work in a team' kind of questions). Communication was easy and consistent.

    Interview Questions
    • Skills test (eg, 20 questions) across software, systems administration, and networking.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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