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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

Interview

Phone interview, asked some basic technical skill questions and career intention questions, lasted about 15 minutes. Interviewer was nice and seemed interested in DevOps experience. It took a long time to properly schedule the interview, seemed disorganized.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Initial recruiter call, two technical phone interviews. First technical interview was more challenging. The second engineer was more relaxed and the interview was more open ended after two quick problem solving questions.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    1. Resume ask questions about the resume. The interviewer ask about the skills and language I use.
    2. 2 coding questions. Not too hard, just some easy questions. Pay attention to the time complexity of data structure.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Their was a phone screen where they asked simple questions about you and your interests and then they asked a few technical question. After that they asked a coding challenge which shoudl be completed in an hour

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  4. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    IBM treats it's potential employees SUPER disrespectfully. I applied through a referral and got a HacckerRank interview, but they sent me the wrong one. NO contact information and NO replies whatsoever to my queries. I have contacted them at multiple emails and multiple times and still nothing.

    This is such a waste of time and super disrespectful to prospective employees. DO NOT RECOMMEND.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    It is 2 round interview
    Telephonic and F2F
    Last round was with HR
    I accepted the offer
    Technical round was too technical, there are lot many java and core java questions

    Technical round was too technical, there are lot many java and core java questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    There was a cognitive test. After successful completion, this was followed a few days later by a personality test. The cognitive test focuses on your ability to quickly do certain math tasks when playing games. Extremely boring. The personality test is one of those ones where you select which statement you most strongly agree with, but has trick questions, where both statements might be things that you disagree with.

    Putting aside the validity of cognitive/IQ tests, I think these tests are too time-consuming for this stage in the interview process, given that there hasn't even been a phone screen with someone who can tell you more about the role yet.

    Interview Questions

    • Cognitive test involving fast addition, finding shortest path.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    kafka. springboot
    What is meant by Local variable and Instance variable?
    What is meant by Abstract class?
    An abstract class may have a Non- abstract method also.
    The concrete Subclass which extends the Abstract class should provide the implementation for abstract methods.

    Interview Questions

    • kafka topic
      Difference between String, String Builder, and String Buffer.

      Ans: String: String variables are stored in “constant string pool”. Once the string reference changes the old value that exists in the “constant string pool”, it cannot be erased.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IBM (New York, NY (US)) in October 2019.

    Interview

    IBM is the worst company. I've completed 4 rounds of interview i.e 3 assessment,2 phone interview,1 behavior round. I've not received any updates from the recruiters.I've dropped several emails but got no response. They literally don't ask a candidate interview slot but assign according to first come first serve.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (San Francisco, CA (US)) in October 2019.

    Interview

    Three parts: 1. Preliminary Phone Screen 2. Technical Interview 3. Behavioral Phone Screen
    A hiring manager oversaw my candidacy, and set up the Technical interview, and the Behavioral call. The decision was made in one day following the call.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to briefly describe how the internet works.   Answer Question

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