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Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
187 Reviews
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187 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 people, inevitable corporate limitations

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Intern - User Experience Design Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - User Experience Design Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at IBM as an intern

    Pros

    The people at IBM Design have amazing personalities and are just fun to be around. Everyone is like family, and they all enjoy being at work.

    Cons

    The fact that IBM is so big causes the company to have relatively slow processes and a way of doing things that, to me, limits innovation and creativity.

  2.  

    excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    lots of users, high impact work, love my coworkers. It's a product that is changing the world.

    Cons

    Not an easy job, changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend this company to a friend - I'm optimistic about the outlook.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful work culture, very co-operative environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Time flexibility
    Great place to start your career as too much technological advance
    Great team environment

    Cons

    you have to be strong in your area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    summer intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    flexibility, life balance, very friendly people

    Cons

    low compensation, intern schedule is not very clear

  6.  

    Amazing company to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, inspiring leadership and great results culture

    Cons

    Low attention and effort on interns JDs and development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve connection between business and operations teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Software Engineer Inter at IBM Littleton (Rational Clearcase)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Littleton, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Littleton, MA

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

    Pros

    - the working hours is flexible.
    - it is located outside of the city hence there is not a lot of traffic.
    - the team is very supportive and the managers were also very helpful.

    Cons

    - the software itself is 20+ old. hence, it is very complex to understand the architecture.
    - most of the people working in the team are quite senior and I was one of the few people in the 20s.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    I was an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    It looks good on your resume, thats really about it.

    Cons

    Most people work from home, which causes huge disconnects. Many people who said they would refer me somewhere, or something along those didn't hold up to their word, and it says a lot about their culture there. A lot of things end up falling through the cracks and people generally don't have your back because you are just a phone call and not an actual person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start connecting with your employees more and honor your word! Little things like that go a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good

    Current Intern - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Current Intern - Intern in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Big company, lots of resources and training, work from home, flexible work locations, company values are fresh but not too edgy, good people to work with, lots of involvement

    Cons

    Slow internet, low benefits, decision making is glacially slow, offices are old. too many offices in bangalore, lots of commuting, don't like Bangalore office culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Internship during the first summer of law school. The process was rewarding and a very beneficial experience for me.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Buckhead, GA
    Current Employee - Intern in Buckhead, GA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The attorneys and partners are all very welcoming and informative when there are unknown territories in the line of work. The work environment is also very conducive to growth in the firm and in the market.

    Cons

    During the summer, business ramps up due to increased home buyers in the market. This leads to longer, but still very manageable work weeks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Intern heaven

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Intern in Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Intern in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    As an intern. IBM gives a lot of experience. Helpful staff.

    Cons

    No compensation paid for interns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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