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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in November 2008.

Interview

First round interviews were on campus. Students were then shortlisted for second round interviews in NYC. The flew us out there and we were made to interview with four different people back to back for an hour each. It was a tiring and grueling process, but the interviewers were very friendly and conversational. Each interviewer also presented me with a case to solve. The cases were from their past experiences and were generally open ended.

Interview Questions

  • How should a company manage its operations when it works with two different manufacturing plants in two different locations   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincoln, NE (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at IBM (Lincoln, NE (US)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    behavioral based questions, lasted about 90 minutes. Needed to come up with specific examples to most questions. Interviewer could not intepret any of the questions and they were pretty much rapid fire and you really need to have top of mind response answers.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM in February 2009.

    Interview

    If you flip 2 unbiased coins, and you get head each time, whats the probability that you wil get head third time?

    Write Depth First Search Algo
    Write Dijikstra algo
    Modify the dijikstra algo to handle negative weights, I guess...

    Interview Questions

    • Reverse linked list using recursion   Answer Question
    • GIven a link list of key-value pair, update the values in link list with a particular value being added to each value in link list, where the updating value you will find associated with a given key in O(n)   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at IBM in February 2011.

    Interview

    its purely luck and who is going take interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    say you have an offer with other company they will give good package.


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through my university. Heard back from the recruiter within a few days informing of a in person interview. Hiring consistent of a pre-interview dinner, interview with 1 partner, 1 manager, and 1 senior associate - all for 30 minutes each, decision made that day

    Interview Questions

    • behavioural based interview. Some off the wall questions like "I wanna start an establishment (club, cafe, etc.) in this town, where would be a good place to set up shop   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations at all. Standard package offered.


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kolkata
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM (Kolkata) in March 2011.

    Interview

    first of all i went for the technical round. then telephonic round and then finally personal interview .

    Interview Questions

    • difference between windows and linux   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at IBM (Pune) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Hiring started with Aptitude Test. Then followed by a group discussion round and thereafter followed by Technical round and finally by HR . Then all the necessary documents were submitted and finally got offer letters.

    Interview Questions

    • You have got two candles and each candle will burn for half an hour. You are put in dark room with a match stick. You have to measure exactly 45 minutes and come out of the room.   9 Answers

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kolkata
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at IBM (Kolkata) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Telephonic interview then gd then 1on1

    Interview Questions

    • Why you want to join Ibm and leave the old company   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    nothing much they have offered the best

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM (Bengaluru) in April 2010.

    Interview

    It was by shortlisting people with 7 CGPA. There was a Aptitude test with different section. The normal IBM test which is easily available online. Followed by it was short listing to a GD round. People short listed from GD round were interviewd in a Technical round where the basics were asked. Finally der was a HR round before announcing the results.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a Algorithm to find the Factorial of a number   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    No Negotiations.


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kolkata
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at IBM (Kolkata) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I am a guy from Electronics trade and had completed my post graduation when I attended the interview

    Steps I faced

    1. General aptitude
    2. Language test
    3. Group Discussion
    4. Technical Interview
    5. HR Interview

    .... and each one is an elimination round

    IBM basically stresses on how good you can take up a challenge. Attending interviews on the basis of referrals gives you an added advantage. Good communication skills are very necessary. That is the first thing the interviewers look in you once you clear the general aptitude. It is an test of how best you can express yourself with the best choice of words (Mind it, it is very tough). Once you are through the second round,it is time for GD. Have clarity of thought. Do not try to just say something to be in the discussion,rather bring up something which drives the discussion ahead (Remember,it counts a lot).

    Generally, the above processes take up the first day of your interview. The second day begins with the technical interview. Never assume that to be in IBM, you need to be a Computer Science or Information Technology guy (Major misconception). The people on the other side of the table know everything. So, it doesn't matter which trade you belong to. Remember to study the subjects of your trade very seriously along with basic s of computer science syllabi(Languages like C,C++,Java,Operating systems etc.). The questions are mainly asked from your trade. Answer confidently. The HR round which comes next tests your nerve. Prepare for some very tricky questions and some copybook questions like,

    1. Why should we hire you?
    2. What do you know about IBM?
    3. Why do you choose IBM?
    4. Tell us some positive and some negative points about yourself?
    5. Would you relocate anywhere in India?

    and such stuff.

    Regarding appearance, be neat and clean and wear formal attire (necktie is not mandatory though). The most valuable piece of information is be very punctual (they simply love it).

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the architecture of a microprocessor with the supporting diagram.   1 Answer
    • Can you write the program for printing the following pattern
      *
      **
      ***
      ****
      *****
      ****
      ***
      **
      *

      a) in C
      b) in BASIC
      c) in any other language   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    If you are a fresher there is not much to negotiate. But one piece of information is that never deny to relocate.


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