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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Technical Writer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Cary, NC (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in November 2010.

Interview Details Phone interview, followed by interview. The interview was an hour or hour and a half long, with multiple interviewers and included general questions, questions about previous jobs, and the "tell me about a time when ...." questions. I've had tougher interviews, but I've also had lighter ones.

Negotiation Details – Negotiated salary and got a bump from the initial offer

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HUB Core Applications C++ Developer (Intern) Interview

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Interviewed at BlackBerry

Interview Details 6 Interviews. Questions about my prior projects. Technical questions included questions on locks, deadlocks, threads, string manipulations

Interview Question – Behavioural questions ( why you?)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non negotiable

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Radio Software Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in March 2012.

Interview Details Applied online. got a call and interview was completely technical on whats on my resume

Interview Question – Pretty easy on what i know   Answer Question

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Mechanical Designer Co-op Interview

Anonymous Employee
Sunrise, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details Talked with recruiter at campus who said BlackBerry wasn't accepting resumes but told me to apply online. After I applied I emailed her later and she responded that the interview process would begin soon. Got contacted for a phone interview with the manager. Interview began with explaining points on my resume while the manager looked for a point to segue into the technical interview. Questions were very technical, asking about different aspects of Mechanics of Materials (beam bending) and a general physics question about buoyancy. Manager was more interested in how I came about finding the answer rather than whether I was right or not. I was contacted a couple weeks later over phone offering me the position.

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  • When you fix a beam to a wall and add a shear force at the end of the beam, where does the beam fail first?   Answer Question
  • Which type of beam would be stronger against a shear force at its end: a hollow circular tube or a solid cylindrical bar both with the same cross-sectional area?   Answer Question
  • If you have a boat in water and you want to sink the boat, how would you go about doing it? How does the boat stay above water normally?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Pay was very good compared with other companies.

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Radio Software Integration Interview

Anonymous Employee
Sunrise, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry in June 2013.

Interview Details you need to apply for the position in the company website.
Later i got a mail from the recruiter that i need to give a phone interview.
The phone interview went for about an hour which is done by two individuals.
1st person asked me more about the projects i mentioned in my resume and technical questions regarding in the field of RF.
2nd person is completely technical round.

Negotiation Details – as it iwas an intern position so i was not able to negostiate

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Team Lead Interview

Team Lead
Raleigh, NC (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in October 2010.

Interview Details Hiring went well

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Negotiation Details – Was able to negotiate salary

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Irving, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BlackBerry in August 2009.

Interview Details Interview process is relatively easy compared to the competitors, just couple of rounds of interviews and thats it. Hiring process is easy, but slow

Interview Question – Questions about the domain   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiation phase for fast and quick because of me.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Seattle, WA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackBerry in September 2010.

Interview Details After an initial phone screen, walked into a recruiting event and went thru 3 rounds of interview- one technical, one behavioral and one HR.

Interview Question – None too difficult. Discussion on quick sort, its run time complexity, basic OOP concepts. Few questions related to Polymorphism and Java specific class definitions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The HR came back with an offer and we went back and forth a couple of times before I accepted the offer.

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Raleigh, NC (US)

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at BlackBerry in October 2010.

Interview Details Mostly technical questions

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate much

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Mobile Applications Developer Interview

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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackBerry.

Interview Details I was an intern for two semesters before I applied back for the same team after graduation, so my experience may be shorter than others.

My interview for the intern position was a phone screen that lasted a little longer than an hour with 4 developers and 2 managers. The managers explained the projects that the respective teams owned while the developers asked questions. The questions mostly consisted of object oriented design principles of Java and regular expressions.

I applied through the public employment portal. The process took close to a month from scheduling an interview, through the background check, until I had an offer. The interview consisted of 6 rounds, 4 of them being technical questions or riddles and the other two regarding my experience outside of BlackBerry.

Interview Question – For my internship the most expected question was whether or not interfaces are supported in C++. I answered, no that's a Java only construct. The interviewer then asked if I was familiar with the virtual keyword in cpp, at which point I realized that you could create an equivalent of a Java interface in cpp by creating an abstract class with only pure virtual member functions. A great question.

For my full time interview, there a few trickster questions regarding memory management in C/C++ (e.g. when and where will this program crash, where is the memory leak, etc.) as well as a few general binary search tree and linked list questions. Expect a few questions regarding running time and concurrency, but nothing too grueling.
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Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was simple enough, but seemed to draw out for too long. They offered me more than my ballpark figure was with good benefits. The longest and most grueling part was the background check.

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