IBM Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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Pros
  • You can work from home or office (when you are in town) (in 1347 reviews)

  • Depending on projects - excellent work-life balance (in 1315 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is basically non existent (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior management has lost it's sense of what the corporate mission is (in 214 reviews)

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  1. Good company, very good collaboration environment.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It matches my interesting. It provide very good environment. We often have comping and play event. People often get back to home very early. Often have tea time and tech talk. The people are all very nice and like to share knowledge and experience in IBM. The collaboration is very good, we often use instant messenger to help each other even we are in different location.

    Cons

    The food in cafeteria is expensive. We often have tech talk in each Research Center, however, we cannot see all the talk on-line. It will be much better if IBM provide free drink and free food.

    Advice to Management

    Very good management.


  2. Worth the Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good resume booster Positive people to work with treated interns with respect and dignity

    Cons

    typical boring corporation, you feel a lot of mediocrity in-between the people that are trying to get stuff done.

    Advice to Management

    be more google less microsoft


  3. Helpful (2)

    Like a dreamland!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at IBM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly knowledgeable people Tons of resources available to explore and learn from All sorts of opportunities, if you look for them People are willing to help Loads of fun! Huge amounts of technical variety Very diverse workgroups

    Cons

    Intimidatingly large Managers are very needy Too much may be expected Bad teams get your credit shared to them You may just be mixed in with the rest

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on the sheer number of manager titles out there, and let them know that they have weight to pull too!


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  5. Great place for an internship!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Endicott, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Endicott, NY

    I worked at IBM

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly People, great work environment. Interns were treated with a lot of respect and given interesting projects. We were assigned a mentor who worked very closely with us on assigned projects.

    Cons

    Occasionally there was not enough work to do (especially when first starting out) which gets boring real fast. The group I was in (an IBM as a who in Endicott) suffered downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    I thought the internship program was fantastic and would recommend that IBM continue it. I liked workign there very much.


  6. Very educational and interesting.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at IBM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i) People, people people. My co-workers were mostly young and fun people. Very helpful and knowledgeable. ii)Growth opportunity. IBM is a big company, you can switch between very different fields and still work for IBM - which is good for salary, further opportunities and meeting new people. iii) The Research Triangle Park is a great place to live. The ocean is near, smokey mountains are near. A lot of nice clubs and a college life and city feel in the Raleigh area.

    Cons

    i) The cubicles were grey and rather boring. Some more collaboration on specific problem solving would have been better. Do not get me wrong, there are a lot of meeting and talk between developers and managers, but it was a tiny bit more general.

    Advice to Management

    I think managers should be educated to be managers, since most computer related people are a not exactly social. But still, I liked the managers, cool people.


  7. IBM Internship

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    Current Intern - Knowledge Management Intern in Lowell, MA
    Current Intern - Knowledge Management Intern in Lowell, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing Work Culture, superb supporting co - workers, very good working environment, supportive team

    Cons

    I did not find a single con

    Advice to Management

    Great job in helping students have a peek into the real world work culture.


  8. IBM Review

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    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks, great people at IBM They treat their interns very nicely and are very approachable and relational

    Cons

    Culture could be a little more exciting, not too many young people working at IBM Projects were not too exciting, but you must realize the scope of the work that they do


  9. Software Engineer Inter

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tech 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.

    Cons

    It 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 Management

    Every single manager I have dealt with is awesome. So keep picking good people.


  10. Amazing

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, MN
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, MN

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, Nice coworkers, Innovative company

    Cons

    The location was not my favorite

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Intern Review

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    Former Intern - Offering Strategy and Design Intern in Littleton, MA
    Former Intern - Offering Strategy and Design Intern in Littleton, MA

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation 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.

    Cons

    There 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.



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