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Strategic Consultant Intern

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Former Intern - Consulting Intern in Brussels (Belgium)
Former Intern - Consulting Intern in Brussels (Belgium)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good reputation of the company
Adequate salary for interns (for foreigners only)
Positive learning experience
Availability of endless resources
Very flexible daily working hours, you never exceed the 7,5 hours a day that you guarantee in the contract!

Cons

From the first day you arrive, you realize that IBM doesn't care of making you feel part of the whole team. There is no integration for interns, there is no program built around you and, moreover, there is no chance you will be hired at the end of your contract. Interns are merely a cheap labour resource for the company with an extremely high turnover.
Interns don't receive any help from HR in terms of support for job finding at the end of the contract or relocation to other IBM offices. The only way of communication with the HR is through another HR intern, who is basically useless.
The only way of being hired is through a Young Graduate Program but you must have strong recommendations in order to be hired. Meritocracy is sometimes an unknown concept.

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  1. Great people. Too much bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People
    Good benefits
    Lots of opportunities to move into different roles

    Cons

    Too many unnecessary processes
    Too focussed on the bottom line and not on its staff

    Advice to Management

    Realise that your employees are your greatest asset and treat them accordingly!

  2. Unique experience in IBM CN

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Haidian, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Haidian, Beijing (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great working environment
    - Flexible working location
    - Great atmosphere on teamwork
    - Global technical leader
    - Great mentor system to help employees to develop their career path

    Cons

    - Too many meetings
    - Process need to take time to complete
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