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Updated Mar 28, 2014
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3.9 152 reviews

                             

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

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68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent experience in an industrial research lab

    PhD Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Yorktown Heights, NY

    ProsAccess to a vast range of resources (financial and otherwise) for research, excellent mentoring system for research interns and strong encouragement to be creative. Excellent pay for research interns, excellent benefits (housing) and relocation offered.

    ConsFew work related cons, except that I interend over the winter and no transport was available from housing unlike in the summer. TJ Watson is very isolated and impossible to reach by public transport. Taxis are not expensive though (Typ 15-20$ from TJ Watson to Mt Kisco)

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep running the research intern program, and perhaps consider a little closer how to coordinate interns who do not intern during the main summer block

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsNice place to work and nice people

    ConsI do not really have any cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing a great job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    MBA Intern (Former Employee)

    Pros- Leadership development
    - Intelligent people
    - Accessibility of management
    - Ability to work from home
    - Looks great on your resume
    - Lot's of interesting projects going to work on
    - Ease of moving within departments

    Cons- Lower salary than many other technology companies
    - Outdated desktop software
    - Feels like you are working at the CIA sometimes

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsolidate office locations. You sometimes have multiple offices very close to each other with lots of empty space..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoyable, flexible and rewarding

    Technical Specialist Intern (Former Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsWorking with different types of technologies
    People were diverse and good to work with

    ConsWas unorganised at times
    Software was often bug-filled and unreliable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Offering Strategy and Design Intern (Former Employee)
    Littleton, MA

    ProsCompensation for an intern was competitive. Management that I dealt with was very helpful and supportive. Lots of respect for your work by allowing space for you to complete your work.

    ConsThere wasn't a whole lot of change. Week in week out, it was the same daily routine. There was no opportunity to be hired to a full time position from the one I was in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsPay was really high compared to what I'm supposed to get for being so junior. Nice office, really cool building, and really great people. A flexible schedule, yoga lessons, and gym. The company is really large and you feel like you belong.

    ConsNo catered food and other things you can expect from a place like Google I guess. Also lots of bureaucratic tape I find. I didn't really get affected by that too much but I know my co-workers did.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess tape. More food.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
    Rochester, MN

    ProsFun environment, Nice coworkers, Innovative company

    ConsThe location was not my favorite

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsTech giant with massive resources and really talented people. You work on products that are touched by millions in mission critical areas. For such a big company, it feels very nimble. You can easily reach any employee worldwide through Sametime. It feels like a tight-knit environment, even thought you are 1 or hundreds of thousands. Every manager I have dealt with is awesome. Uber professionalism throughout.

    ConsIt is a big company. It takes weeks to do some things that would be done in hours in a startup. I wish product development was more streamlined. That similar products were merged or shut down. And that products would not be saddled with every single possible feature.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery single manager I have dealt with is awesome. So keep picking good people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strategic Consultant Intern (Current Employee)
    Brussels (Belgium)

    ProsVery flexible
    good reputation of the company
    Great team
    Very good working athmosphere

    ConsI really do not see any disadvantages of being intern in IBM in Brussel.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company. Tons of opportunity, Solid name

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat culture.
    Very strong brand name.
    Very organized.

    ConsMay be slow to respond at times.
    Layers of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more risks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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