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IBM Intern Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
12,333 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 company with professional management process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GBS Intern in Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)
    Former Employee - GBS Intern in Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)

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

    Pros

    Great company. Good team leader. I worked here for 6 months and learned a lot from my manager.

    Cons

    Lots of time waste in waiting for approve. Working process is too complex cause it is to huge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell x86 hardware service to Lenovo may be a good trade, but what next?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great job

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    • 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
  3.  

    Awsome experience as a Software Developer Intern

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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    • 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
  6.  

    Great place for an entry level job seekers!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Long Term Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Long Term Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at IBM part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Corporate workstation that helps you to gain valuable experiences. You will always be interacting with many professionals that are always willing to help.

    Cons

    You need to work hard in order to cope with the jobe title that is assigned to you. It has a really big brand name and in order to keep it continue, everyone should always work work and work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More educating programs should be added to interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Summer internship at IBM Dubuque

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Dubuque, IA

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

    Pros

    I interned at the IBM Dubuque, delivery center in Iowa. Here are some of the things I liked about interning there.

    Good team mates.. I was able to shadow system administrators
    Great manager
    Good training from IBM in house training portal, I had a total of about 12 training throughout the 8 weeks I was there
    The name of the company on my resume

    Cons

    Not too many technical projects for intern to work on.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Summer Intern

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    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
  9.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    -Work from home
    -Really amazing atmosphere
    -Amazing infrastructure at manyata tech park

    Cons

    None as such. QUite an awesome place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None as such

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A fulfilling experience with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Large company with well established infrastructures, has useful global resources for all types of project
    Smart Co-workers and easy to communicate
    Flexible working hours and working place most of the time
    Not bad compensation

    Cons

    Potentially long and stressful working conditions
    Requires business trips sometimes frequently
    a number of requirements on employees outside of work itself which are just a hassle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, some smart people

    Cons

    Bad management, many old crappy engineers, no value for work done

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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