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Interviews at IBM

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at IBM.
Interview experience
Based on 717 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 697 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 640 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
About a week
About a month
More than one month
About a day or two
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
On-site interview
Background check
Problem solving exercises
Written test
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
They have no interview

What candidates say about the interview process at IBM

  • Professional
    Shared on 12 November 2018 - Quality Manager - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • As contractor - minimal interview process
    Shared on 7 November 2018 - Senior Consultant - On Client Site
  • Good and well organized.
    Shared on 23 August 2018 - SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST - Bengaluru, Karnataka

Interview questions at IBM

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Application through a recruiter. The process was very brief within 3 days. I did telephone interview , the process was pretty easy. The questions were not difficult.
    Shared on 13 September 2018 - Assisted Project Management - Toronto, ON
  • First round- technical questions related to skillset and general career and projects done.Second round - managerial round in which ask for on which projects worked so far.Third round - HR interview …
    Shared on 29 August 2018 - Advisory System Analyst - Gurgaon, India
  • You should be asking them about the role and seek clarity (i.e. in writing).
    Shared on 2 July 2018 - Account Executive - Services - Markham, ON

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 referral21%
  • Other12%
  • Other online job site11%
  • Campus placement8%

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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