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"Software Intern"

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Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

Fantastic company, great atmosphere for getting things done

Cons

relatively deep requirement on knowledge in programming, which is not surprising

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "IBM's current 2015 plan is "Race to the Bottom" strategy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    IBM offers a very broad set of opportunities both in terms of positions and technologies. It is hard if not impossible to find the same breadth anywhere else in the industry. You get to work on a variety of technologies and you get to interact with a lot of smart people. The non-executive population is best described as smart, cooperative and helpful. While it may be a generalization, I found it to be true in all areas of the company I have worked in.

    Cons

    The executive team in general composed of very smart people who consistently apply their talents towards undermining their peers. Most executives have a razor sharp focus on their careers with nothing more than lip service paid to the product. Executive effectiveness is measured by ability to manage execution even when executing on the wrong objectives. "Product" is where the company suffers the most. Almost all new technologies are coming from acquisitions with existing teams focusing in incremental, non disruptive, enhancements. One exception is Watson but it s a very minor part in the overall scope of the company. There is a real leadership void at the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the race to the bottom. Focus on growing the business, new lines of business. Stop obsessing about 2015 and your golden parachutes. If you can't lead, get out of the way.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to start a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Team Lead in Olivos (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Security Team Lead in Olivos (Argentina)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People. Wide possibilities to develop different skills. Permanent think in innovation

    Cons

    Low salary. Administrative bureaucracy. Low performance in management roles

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities and Innovation generated by people is not fully exploited


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