IBM intern Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
11,628 Reviews
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Pros
  • Most managers are pretty flexible if you want to work from home a couple days a week (in 1228 reviews)

  • There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up (in 1189 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 373 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 202 reviews)

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    Old company feel with a very structured and rather bland culture.

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    Current Employee - Intern - MS Computer Science  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Intern - MS Computer Science in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Get to work on very large scale projects that make a big impact on the world. Lot of career mobility in both location and category. Not a lot of overtime expected.

    Cons

    The epitome of a bland and often boring corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more innovation and excitement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    I love the fact that every task can be broken down to a series of smaller tasks which are then each solved and put back together for the overall solution. I also think it's great what we can work in just about every type of industry. I hate badly structured projects (code and phase-wise) and confusing POA

    Cons

    I have been with IBM since 2011. While it may be the workplace for some it is not fitting towards the environment that I wish to be in. Their learning resources are very limited due to the age gap of employees. Well seasoned employees retire before completing the training of new employees which leads to inadequate skill levels. The technology is very old and out dated, and as a developer you do not feel like you are contributing since the components are so separate from each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Industrial Year Experience.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The intern community was a great group of people to work and socialise with, made some lifelong friends.

    Cons

    A lot of a interns work/role was very heavily based around mundane excel type work. There was opportunity to expand your responsibilities if you pushed/asked for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Environment is awesome and work culture is good

    Cons

    Comapany is good but not all the intern are converted at IBM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    nice place, smart people around

    Cons

    too far from city. Life is not convenient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

  7.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture, smart people, interesting projects

    Cons

    lot of processes to go through to get work done sometimes

  8.  

    favorable experience

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    Former Employee - ASIC Design Intern  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    people here are always ready to help, and i love the atmosphere among colleages

    Cons

    work is somewhat boring, but it's due to the technical work itself.

  9.  

    good worth of applying

    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    friendly work culture and co workers

    Cons

    busy scheduling and no proper time management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve time management

  10.  

    Decent place, some get lost in the system

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  North Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Intern in North Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good managers, nice place to learn

    Cons

    Just another part of the machine, huge company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and make all interns and grads feel more welcome and less like an expendable resource

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    IBM is great place to work for people that are self-driven.

    Former Employee - IT Specialist Intern  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Specialist Intern in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Friendly people who are willing to help you with concerns you might have. Very flexible as I was allowed to come into work at either 7, 8, or 9 a.m. as long as I worked an 8 hour shift. It's up to you to take initiative to make things happen.

    Cons

    Having too many projects at one time is stressful. They emphasize networking will help your career; but the networking aspect takes away from the job duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better structure in place before initializing a project.

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