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Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
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  • 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)


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  • 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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    Intern Review

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software Engineer Intern

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Pay was really high compared to what I'm supposed to get for being so junior. Nice office, really cool building, and really great people. A flexible schedule, yoga lessons, and gym. The company is really large and you feel like you belong.

    Cons

    No catered food and other things you can expect from a place like Google I guess. Also lots of bureaucratic tape I find. I didn't really get affected by that too much but I know my co-workers did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less tape. More food.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, Nice coworkers, Innovative company

    Cons

    The location was not my favorite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software Engineer Inter

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Strategic consultant intern

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    Current Employee - Strategic Consultant Intern in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Strategic Consultant Intern in Brussels (Belgium)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible
    good reputation of the company
    Great team
    Very good working athmosphere

    Cons

    I really do not see any disadvantages of being intern in IBM in Brussel.

    Recommends
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    Excellent company. Tons of opportunity, Solid name

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern

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

    Pros

    Great culture.
    Very strong brand name.
    Very organized.

    Cons

    May be slow to respond at times.
    Layers of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IBM Review

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

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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Internship for GBS

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    Former Employee - Consultant Intern
    Former Employee - Consultant Intern

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

    Pros

    - Co-workers were very helpful and intelligent
    - A lot of opportunities to learn and contribute more
    - Great reputation

    Cons

    - Difficult to move around in the company without having first putting in work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Lose the Band system and go with titles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    An Innovative,challenging and exciting work experience

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    Current Employee - Intern in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Intern in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

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

    Pros

    Active and enticing work environment. Challenging and productive work, even at internship level.

    Cons

    Communication barriers and coordination issues when it comes to global/virtual internships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on collaboration and try to reduce communication barriers between people belonging to diverse cultures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IBM Internship

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I did not find a single con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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