IBM Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
11,691 Reviews
3.1
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1279 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1260 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 398 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 205 reviews)

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  1.  

    Quite the experience

    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Working with a different culture

    Cons

    You don't see woman working in this industry

  2.  

    Engineering Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Albany, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with some of the best and brightest people
    Reasonable and understanding management
    Access to state of the art facilities and instruments
    Collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    Fewer meeting would be better in my opinion
    Bureaucracy as expected with large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer meetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Boring

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

    I worked at IBM as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours for client side

    Cons

    Low pays with little benefits as compared to other companies.
    Not good for singles/ those starting up on career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Internship Review

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at IBM as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very diverse job and internship opportunities, large network of experts on essentially all IT topics. Competitive internship compensation (top 1/3rd of companies), very nice office building, good department culture

    Cons

    Not very structured intern management process. No cross-department intern activities. Not very extensive post-internship networking program. No introductory week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting research place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Yorktown, NY
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Yorktown, NY

    I worked at IBM as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Many smart, self-motivated engineers, great place to research

    Cons

    Minimal communication between groups, collaboration challenging

  7.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at IBM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance was nice. All of the other interns were pleasant. Really focused on developing you. Salary was probably the best one could get.

    Cons

    Work was sparse. They could have had 50% less interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to line up challenging work ahead of time. Give different interns a specific technical field to focus on the entire summer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great company

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

    I worked at IBM as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    lots of intelligent people
    high-end instrumentation
    learning enviornment

    Cons

    no compensation
    less productive
    poor management
    food not good

  9.  

    good

    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    IBM has good hours and good culture. Each team is different so you might have a really good or really bad time, or get interesting or mundane work (as an intern)

    Cons

    Work and responsibility depends on the team you are in. Quite a big company and thus it is political. Pay isn't top gear and reputation is only strong in some areas

  10.  

    IBM Business Intern in Warsaw

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Intern  in  Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Business Intern in Warsaw (Poland)

    I worked at IBM as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - self development via online trainings
    - notebook
    - international environment
    - good canteen

    Cons

    - no salary
    - very very difficult to get a contract after intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at IBM as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Company environment, friendly people. And the project really depends on your team. For me, it's Watson, and since I like it, I think it's lot of fun

    Cons

    Not much work everyday. The workload is not so much compared with my coursework in the university. And cannot learn so much as you are in school

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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