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Systems Administration Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at IBM (Austin, TX (US)) in August 2008.

Interview

I received a call from an IBM recruiter to see if I was still interested in the position and able to interview. He said the hiring manager would call for an initial interview. When the manager called, it was very informal with no technical or job skills related questions aside from where I had worked in the past. He had me contact the outgoing system administrator to setup an interview the next interview. The second interview consisted of a facility tour and showing me my office -no interview questions. That person was under the impression that I had already accepted the position.

Interview Questions

  • Did I know certain people or anyone working in state government?   1 Answer

Reasons for Declining

The outgoing administrator expressed a high degree of frustration not being allowed to fix potential problems, just to respond to problems as they happened. On call 7X24 with a usual 55 hour work week.

Other Interview Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (3)  

    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Columbia, MO (US)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    A recruiter will contact you then set up an interview. The interviewing process was real quick and easy for me. But for some people itll be harder. Just be yourself and promote your qualifications.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your goals for working for IBM   1 Answer

  2.  

    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Columbia, MO (US)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Long process. Several interviews. had to go through a third party filter site to even get an interview. Once accepted I was called in for an onsite interview. They did hiring in waves so I had to wait for the next wave to be given a job offer. Eventually they offered and I accepted. Started the job within a week after acceptance.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions related to technical ability. Such as knowing what IP addresses are, various windows services.   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (9)  

    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Started with a phone screening then one day of about 6 interviews with members of the team.

    Negotiation

    There wasn't much of a negotiation.


  4.  

    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubuque, IA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Dubuque, IA (US)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online, at IBM.com. I received an automated email telling me that i was being considered for the position. three weeks later I was called and had a brief phone conversation about general skills and availability. I was thanked and told that they would get back to me. two weeks after that i received another phone call inviting me to dubuque for a personal interview. this went well, however i never heard back from anyone. I called, left voicemail, and email, but never heard back. I finally gave up waiting.

    Interview Questions

    • The 5 levels of schema, their uses and the 7 layers of the OSI model and their uses... things you very seldom put into verbage.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in East Fishkill, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at IBM (East Fishkill, NY (US)) in February 2008.

    Interview

    I received an email from one of the area recruiting agencies (CDI Corporation) who had received my resume from a search of careerbuilder.com. After sending them a current resume (Word format), they replied three days later asking if I would attend a face -to-face interview. After doing the interview, I was offered the position five days later.

    Interview Questions

    • No real surprises from the hiring director...no uncommon or unexpected questions. Very routine interview   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The recruiter was the first to make an offer of $32/hr. As I was currently only making $21/hr, I did not attempt to negotiate for a higher rate.


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Dubuque, IA (US)) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Teams. IBM likes communication and ideas. Teams. Because of the large diversity of those employed by IBM those interested in a position should keep an open mind, be optimistic and welcome a strength of thoughts, processes and habits influenced a great deal through a team environment. Teams. Work together, think together, communicate together. Teams. Get the point ?

    Interview Questions

    • Lean Methodologies. Give an example of how which you may use Lean Methodologies on a day to day basis.   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Systems Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    2 rounds, one telephonic and f2d. interview was good, most of them technical questions, and the process . next was the salary discussion and a brief about the project and the day to day activities we need to perform

  8.  

    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at IBM (Bengaluru (India)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Overall Good, but once HR exploited me.
    > scored very well in all rounds.
    > one of the HR who reviewed my scores said it was good.
    > salary negotiation round,
    > HR finds that I can't argue when discussed in presnce of a many HRs
    > other HRs were just doing some stuff, not part of panel.
    > salary negotiation happened near her cubicle, not in interview room
    > autism kicks in
    > got salary that was lower than industry standards.
    > once joined, i worked harder and produced equivalent results of two employees in my team.
    > found I was getting paid only half as much as they were paid.
    > worked for 3 years and still working.

    Interview Questions

    • I will pay you xxx INR only. If you want job take it. Is that okay?   1 Answer

  9.  

    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM (Chennai (India)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Online Test
    Group discussion
    Technical Round
    HR Round
    Communication Round
    Most of the questions will asked from your resume, experience and regarding the post you are hairing for.
    Prepare technical good, have good communication and perfect with the aspects which you updated in your resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions will asked from your resume, experience and regarding the post you are hairing for.   1 Answer

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