IBM Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Good placement year

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for a top blue chip adds value to your CV.
    Globally diverse and integrated teams.
    The experience around you varies enormously from interns to specialists that were there 30 years ago.
    Good social experiences.
    Very supportive of interns.
    Some very great supportive people.
    A lot of courses available.
    Good training of interns, for skill development.
    Also there are schemes to get women into technology. A lot of events for development and guest speakers.

    Cons

    They do not offer a direct route to the grad scheme for their interns.
    Some interns literally do nothing. However majority, and especially in my time, worked long hours, with no pay and it is expected of you.
    Sometimes there is favouritism, by the development managers, and sometimes the work you do goes unnoticed if you are not highly connected with the development managers.

    Advice to Management

    Fairer view of reviewing the interns.

    Perhaps be less strict with applications and flexible.
    Overall I would definitely work there again.

  2. From start to finish, my internship at IBM was a truly amazing experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Somers, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in Somers, NY

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to go from one department to another experiencing different aspects of the company. Aspects that most college-aged kids are unable to obtain. Being immersed in the law department truly gave me opportunity to see what corporate law is like, and what type of law I may want to do in the future.

    Cons

    Since it was my first experience in such a large corporation, I wish that I was given more training. Many things were new to me, and I was unaware of what was being discussed. Though the new information turned out very educational and helpful.

  3. It was wonderful. The people are really helpful and you get a lot to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - CIO Intern in Southbury, CT
    Former Intern - CIO Intern in Southbury, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are really helpful and you get a lot to learn

    Cons

    Work from home was a Con for me as I believe I am more productive when in office

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Yo guys were great

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  5. Sql Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - SQL Intern in Columbia, MO
    Former Intern - SQL Intern in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great co -workers. Everybody is very helpful

    Cons

    A liitle more intern interaction would have been nice

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job

  6. good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at IBM part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great culture, bosses were friendly

    Cons

    Not enough space for promotion

    Advice to Management

    raise salary

  7. Helpful (1)

    Glad I did it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Technical Support Specialist - Intern in Dubuque, IA
    Former Intern - Technical Support Specialist - Intern in Dubuque, IA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a well known company and it looks great when put on a resume. It also gives you a chance to meet a lot of new people. I really like the company as a whole, but unfortunately the branch I worked in did not do the most entertaining tasks.

    Cons

    I was there for one summer and I didn't get a chance to actually learn much of anything new or interesting. The tasks seemed to be very simple and not a good use of the talent available.

    Advice to Management

    Provide the interns with a clear objective and a project that is engaging.

  8. awesome place to "ENJOY" work .........................

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Current Intern - Intern in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility
    "LIFE"-work balance ........................ ........................
    relaxed environment

    Cons

    less salary ...
    work quality ...
    food quality ...

  9. Good company and trainning

    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
    Former Intern - Intern in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They train you how to work on specific products

    Cons

    They should put more effort on the post-sales service

    Advice to Management

    High efficiency

  10. Helpful (4)

    Faded glory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Winchester, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in Winchester, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The letters 'IBM' look impressive on a CV but they shouldn't be. (Theoretically) you get to work on some fairly high-profile projects.

    Cons

    My department was disorganised and unmotivated. The staff seemed in no hurry to change or improve and were perfectly happy to do their 9-5 and keep their head under the radar.

    Few people showed initiative or took innovative risks. It seemed like the day job was a competition to see who could be noticed least.

    Morale was rock-bottom. The US management were threatening to lay people off because sales weren't good enough. Well, of course they weren't! Not with that attitude and lack of enthusiasm.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your staff better so you can exploit their talents. Otherwise they just get bored

  11. It was GREAT to work with IBMers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern of Storage Systems Operation in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Intern - Intern of Storage Systems Operation in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They would communicate with you patiently no matter what problems you met. You can share your idea freely and the atmosphere there is perfect!

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel working there is not very efficient and at a quite slow pace. There are some fixed steps to do things. Once you finished a project, you need to a lot of paper work.

    Advice to Management

    If possible, I think employees need some flexibility when they are working.

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