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Challenging project and helpful workmates

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Summer Internship in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Intern - Summer Internship in Research Triangle Park, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Project is very challenging and exciting. And people here give me a lot of advice and help to start up. Get opportunity to meet people from different fields.

Cons

The lunch at workplace needs to be improved. Both quality and price doesn't match the name of this company.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (4)

    Good place for an internship, not good for a career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits is competitive. It's a good opportunity for interns or contractors who are not looking for permanent employment.

    Cons

    Always worried about layoffs regardless of performance. Resource actions occur regardless of whether we meet our sales and profit goals. Cost-cutting is ridiculous. Hardware for developers is underpowered and must last for a minimum of 4 years. You are not allowed to purchase and use your own hardware either. It's very difficult being productive with the resources given. Perks have long ago been eliminated...you have to even pay for coffee through vending machines. Employee morale is awful. Many high-performing employees have left for other opportunities, taking valuable knowledge with them. Software quality is suffering, and many customers are dissatisfied. The general mood is that upper-management does not care about their employees at all, and only see us as numbers in an expense column. Nothing is more important than profit margin targets. Even declining revenue doesn't seem to be concerning. It feels like IBM executives are engaging in a pump-and-dump scheme. Long-term viability of the company seems uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using marketing-lingo and spin on employees when taking away perks and benefits. We're smart people and can see through the lingo. It comes off as insulting to our intelligence. Be honest about what your intentions are. If you're planning on eliminating your permanent U.S. headcount by 2015, tell us so that we can look for other opportunities.


  2. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Per-sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Per-sales in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefit package while employed, however once they lay off don't count on a good separation package.

    Cons

    Not what you know, but who you know

    Advice to Management

    Too many management levels


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