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IBM intern Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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3.9 154 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(49 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most managers are pretty flexible if you want to work from home a couple days a week(in 1225 reviews)

  • There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up(in 1184 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work(in 369 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management(in 202 reviews)

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    favorable experience

    ASIC Design Intern (Former Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Prospeople here are always ready to help, and i love the atmosphere among colleages

    Conswork is somewhat boring, but it's due to the technical work itself.

     

    good worth of applying

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosfriendly work culture and co workers

    Consbusy scheduling and no proper time management

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove time management

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    Decent place, some get lost in the system

    Intern (Former Employee) North Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGood managers, nice place to learn

    ConsJust another part of the machine, huge company

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry and make all interns and grads feel more welcome and less like an expendable resource

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IBM is great place to work for people that are self-driven.

    IT Specialist Intern (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsFriendly people who are willing to help you with concerns you might have. Very flexible as I was allowed to come into work at either 7, 8, or 9 a.m. as long as I worked an 8 hour shift. It's up to you to take initiative to make things happen.

    ConsHaving too many projects at one time is stressful. They emphasize networking will help your career; but the networking aspect takes away from the job duties.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave better structure in place before initializing a project.

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    Internship review

    Intern (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood location, teaches a lot, allows people experience in real software engineering applications and learn about different languages and scenarios that you don't learn in college

    ConsNot long enough internship, not enough other interns, not really a friendly atmosphere, non-covered parking, no food

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A satisfied internship

    Intern Software Engineer (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsA lot of experts.
    Nice interpersonal relationships.
    Do things pretty professionally.
    Very little working overtime.

    ConsProcesses pretty complicated and lengthy.
    Employees facing layoff crisis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Nice Place to Work

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Taipei (Taiwan)

    ProsThe people there are nice and warm. You have many opportunities to meet other interns.

    ConsSalary is not as high as other companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A marquis name on any resume

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI had a co-op with IBM during college.
    It was definitely a great experience, and having IBM on my resume won me more interviews the next time I went interviewing.

    ConsThe pay was a bit lower than the other job offers I had.
    I'm not sure whether that's common across the company, but they definitely seemed to low-ball their compensation and try to pay you in perks (like telecommuting) instead.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Taste a cup of Big Blue

    CIO Intern (Former Employee) Somers, NY

    ProsA challenging project to work on;
    Support and guidance from other IBMers, if you ask for
    Self-paced training

    ConsTons of related materials to shift through and absorb under time pressure;
    Long train commute to the office site from NYC, Better to have a car if living in the area
    Not so many face-to-face meetings with supervisors
    Changes happen all the time

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    The experience was practical and valuable as an intern

    Intern (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    Pros+ Helpful, friendly workers willing to help anytime
    + Practical big corporation experience for interns
    + You get to develop, test, and present a good amount of code as a developer

    Cons- Company morale is not high as benefits tend to dwindle each year for employees
    - Some disconnect between higher ups and developers
    - As a large company there is a good amount of bureaucracy and red tape

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in the culture of the company and in the happiness of your workers; you will then retain the best talent and gain a more enthusiastic and productive work force.

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