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Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
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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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    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 a 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
  2.  

    Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than a 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
  3.  

    A fulfilling experience with great people

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    • 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 a 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
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    Software intern

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    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 a 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
  6.  

    Intern work 3 years ago

    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    The good part of the personal experience: I started working there as a student intern who lacks working experience and truly learnt something during implementing the prototype they assigned me(java programming and j2ee architecture, database management, flex programming), relatively high salary, friendly workmate

    Cons

    The bad part of the experience: the particular location(Systems Center, Beijing) of the workspace is not convenient in terms of transportation(Shandi District in west Beijing)

    Recommends
  7.  

    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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with a different culture

    Cons

    You don't see woman working in this industry

  8.  

    Engineering Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Albany, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time (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
  9.  

    Boring

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    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at IBM as an intern (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
  10.  

    Exciting research place

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in Yorktown, NY
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Yorktown, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Minimal communication between groups, collaboration challenging

  11.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at IBM full-time (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

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