IBM Intern Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1308 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1281 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 414 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 208 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great Internship for GBS

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Very educational and interesting.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    i) People, people people. My co-workers were mostly young and fun people. Very helpful and knowledgeable.
    ii)Growth opportunity. IBM is a big company, you can switch between very different fields and still work for IBM - which is good for salary, further opportunities and meeting new people.
    iii) The Research Triangle Park is a great place to live. The ocean is near, smokey mountains are near. A lot of nice clubs and a college life and city feel in the Raleigh area.

    Cons

    i) The cubicles were grey and rather boring. Some more collaboration on specific problem solving would have been better. Do not get me wrong, there are a lot of meeting and talk between developers and managers, but it was a tiny bit more general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think managers should be educated to be managers, since most computer related people are a not exactly social. But still, I liked the managers, cool people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place for an internship!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Endicott, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Endicott, NY

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Friendly People, great work environment. Interns were treated with a lot of respect and given interesting projects. We were assigned a mentor who worked very closely with us on assigned projects.

    Cons

    Occasionally there was not enough work to do (especially when first starting out) which gets boring real fast. The group I was in (an IBM as a who in Endicott) suffered downsizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I thought the internship program was fantastic and would recommend that IBM continue it. I liked workign there very much.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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