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Interviews at IBM

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at IBM.
Interview experience
Based on 713 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 693 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 637 interviews
About two weeks

Interview process at IBM

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 6.

Interview process length
About two weeks
26%
About a week
22%
About a month
20%
More than one month
20%
About a day or two
12%
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
69%
On-site interview
68%
Background check
45%
Problem solving exercises
30%
Written test
28%
Least reported steps
Other
5%
Take-home/sample work
2%
They have no interview
1%

Interview tips at IBM

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)46%
  • Formal (business suit)38%
  • They didn’t have a dress code8%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)7%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at IBM

  • Show personality positively
    Shared on 26 June 2020 - Bench Technician - Markham, ON
  • Be genuine, share your experiences with digital media, and the likes of milenial. Make sure to say you're a millenial at the interview as those are the only ones they're hiring.
    Shared on 17 May 2019 - Digital Development Representative - Markham, ON
  • Focus on work performed
    Shared on 22 February 2019 - Production Support Analyst - Team Lead - Toronto, ON

The first interview at IBM

How candidates got an interview
  • Recruiter contacted me35%
  • Employee referral22%
  • Other12%
  • Other online job site11%
  • Campus placement7%

How candidates received their first interview at IBM

  • I applied on IBM's careers page and received a call after about 2 weeks.
    Shared on 10 October 2019 - Software Developer - Ottawa, ON
  • Telephonic interview
    Shared on 23 February 2019 - Systems Operations Lead Specialist - Chennai, India
  • After passing their initial written examination.
    Shared on 13 February 2019 - Test Lead - Singapore
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