IBM Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Wonderful work culture, very co-operative environment

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    • 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)

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

    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.

  2. summer intern

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    • 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

  3. Amazing company to build a career

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    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, inspiring leadership and great results culture

    Cons

    Low attention and effort on interns JDs and development

    Advice to Management

    Improve connection between business and operations teams

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  5. Software Engineer Inter at IBM Littleton (Rational Clearcase)

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  6. Helpful (3)

    I was an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  9. Intern heaven

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No compensation paid for interns.

  10. Good Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at IBM

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

    Pros

    Large Company, good all around culture

    Cons

    Very Large Teams, Teams all over the world. difficult to efficiently communicate

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  11. Helpful (2)

    Old folks trying hard to modernize.

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

    The culture around IBM is definitely one of change. Its obvious that the company knows that it currently thinks/operates like a dinosaur and is trying to modernize both its operations and its software development styles.

    Cons

    Still a dinosaur. In my experience they used old tools, old methods of software development, etc. I even saw developers email code to each other while I was there!

    Advice to Management

    Give your interns cooler stuff and more fun events that are paid for by the company. While it is certainly a little dumb for us young folks (and coincidentally better engineers/designers) to be swayed by a company flying us out to Seattle for a Macklemore concert, it does, so take note.

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