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A mid-life crisis waiting to happen

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - GBS Public Sector Consultant in Arlington, VA
Former Intern - GBS Public Sector Consultant in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good compensation Job security Widespread geographic options Clear paths of promotion

Cons

Boring Cookie-cutter projects Older employees

Advice to Management

There needs to be some stronger unification of IBM employees within the company, so they feel they're part of something important. IBM seemed uninspiring as a larger entity, and just a safe way to spend 9-5.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great people, great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to gain skills and grow a great career. Internal access to lots of resources and a decent mentorship program provide options for personal development.

    Cons

    Sometimes the size of the corp can be daunting. Need lot of self motivation to get anything accomplished. For essentially an IT organization the internal help desk is strictly a self service model.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage finding a buddy or make sure your first line managers are well training in the soft skills


  2. Great coworkers and a commitment to education

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Finance Pre-Professional in Somers, NY
    Former Intern - Finance Pre-Professional in Somers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. All were very nice and pleasant, especially managers, who are also very understanding. I had my 21st birthday while I was working there and my manager said he'd be angry if I came into work the day after and that I should go out and enjoy myself. Highly recommend interning at IBM. It seemed that every single employee that I worked with had been there since the start of their careers and would never leave.

    Cons

    Very boring routine, day in and day out. However, it helped me discover that accounting is not my thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep educating and promoting from within!


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