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IBM Intern Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
12,341 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful training program, caring mentors and management
    Overall and awesome experience and would do it all over again

    Cons

    So much red tape and bureaucracy, need more women in upper management, need better transparency with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work is challenging and interesting. The mentoring program is very beneficial. I learned a lot from shadowing my mentor. As far as intern compensation goes IBM offers competitive pay.

    Cons

    No office culture. I can go a whole day without seeing or talking to anyone.
    My manager rarely reaches out to interns, my mentor was more like a manager

    Recommends
  3.  

    Not much fun, didn't enjoy the work or the environment all that much. Poor compensation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You have people with experience to learn from, but certainly no better than you'd find elsewhere. Provides opportunities to grow as a person by presenting. Friendly workers. Talent isn't at the level the other big dogs are at.

    Cons

    Poor environment, low compensation, frugal company overall. I had a poor internship experience overall, but my judgement is somewhat biased because I was put on a team that I didn't gel with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would expect better compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    IBM Extreme Blue is Top Notch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Extreme Blue Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Extreme Blue Intern in Austin, TX

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Present to the CEO
    - Submit Patents
    - High Pay
    - Housing was covered 100%
    - Full-time benefits (e.g. Airfare discounts and car rental discounts)
    - Austin, TX is nice

    Cons

    - Texas is hot I guess
    - People bash on building 45, and they're right, it is a bit ugly
    - The play feels empty
    - Workers are honest about IBM almost even to a fault (I kind of like this though)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Work on getting more people to come on campus to work--too many people working from home, makes the place feel empty. Although ~7,000 people work at IBM Austin, it only ever feels like 2,000 of them are on campus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Co-Op internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Federal Tax Intern in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Federal Tax Intern in Armonk, NY

    I worked at IBM as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great pay for an internship. Fun perks

    Cons

    Sometimes the job was tedious and consisted of a lot of copying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    great learning environment, good co-workers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    the company has flexible work schedules

    Cons

    nothing really, but improvement in the pay is necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow for overtime for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Madison, WI

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people and great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Too busy at times, but eh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't act like a manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awsome experience as a Software Developer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Littleton, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Littleton, MA

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is because its IBM!!! I am working as a software developer intern and overall very satisfied with the company. IBM provides an extremely positive atmosphere to work. The team is extremely friendly and supportive. There are challenging tasks but people are very willing to help you always. There is lots to learn in IBMs ocean of knowledge and very great career opportunities within the organization.Its not only work but a lots of fun to work here. I am very proud to be a part of this 100 year old organization.

    Cons

    I did not face any challenges to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is extremely friendly and supportive . Thanks IBM!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very educational. I learn a lot. I had a lot of fun. it was great. They catered to my every need. It had it's perks

    Cons

    The commute was a long ways away. The commute was a long ways away. The commute was a long ways away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Research is still very strong
    Work life balance, but only because there doesn't seem to be real pressure on pushing products to production.

    Cons

    Old work culture
    Benefits and pay are not competitive
    Lack top talent
    Employees do not seem optimistic about future
    Employees have a lack of motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make dramatic changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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