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"Okay Experience"

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Former Intern - Co-Op in Tucson, AZ
Former Intern - Co-Op in Tucson, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Really relaxed work environment
Nice people

Cons

Job was not challenging which made it boring

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "The last 10 years have been very disappointing and the work not satisfying."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM experience would help looking for a job with another company.

    Cons

    IBM fails to make appropriate investments in assets at the risk of exposing customers to sub-standard facilities and/or risk for the services provided.

    Advice to Management

    Many in management have financial backgrounds only, without technical expertise in the area in which they work. Often required investments are not made. But when the problem gets to a much higher level, you are asked how does this happen. Then at the annual evaluation you are told you did not contribute enough, hence a reduced rating. By forcing lower evaluations, IBM does not feel you merit a raise. The work expectations for a single individual often exceed what one person can possibly do, often requiring people to work 60 hour work weeks.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Mediocre work experience, with a few individual staff member exceptions, overall poor morale and internal culture."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company offers wide variety of opportunities for different roles, career paths - IF you can get support of your manager.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities to build interpersonal and team relationship(s) with colleagues and coworkers as most are work from home. Spend lots of time on conference calls with cast of dozens or more. Very slow movement on projects due to "too many cooks," political wrangling and landscape. Difficult to build trust, as many are individual contributors focus on impressing management and rather than focusing on projects that help move the organization forward.

    Advice to Management

    Spend TOO much time on internal status updates - which seem to have little impact on results - internal reporting requires extreme amounts of bandwidth for staff members that could be better utilized on other projects. Spend too much time "weighing the pig than actually working to feed the pig."

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