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"A company urging to keep up to date."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
Current Intern - Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- IBM is an established company
- It has a huge and beautiful infrastructure
- International offices with options to work in a lot of countries
- Great people

Cons

- Slow work effort, it takes too much time to get anything done
- Too collaboration dependent; you get stuck waiting on someone else too often
- The work structure seems a bit old and stubborn to change
- Too many older employees working for a technology company leads to many problems
- Business model is old fashioned and also stubborn to change

Advice to Management

Continuously hire new graduates and keep moving them until they fit their role seamlessly. Don't manage a project, manage your team! They can handle managing the project, and in doing so will stay more connected and the work will get done faster. Meet someone new every day. You'll be surprised where you find the skill your looking for.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "No longer innovative company but large gigantic outdated entity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Globally recognized brand, flexible working hours, opportunity to participate in different roles and work with large customers, networking

    Cons

    IBM is destroying geeky high tech environment and instead is replacing with endless chains of management. I’ve seen many enthusiastic highly skilled technical talents leaving IBM just because of use of outdated and old technologies and lack of technological challenges. I don’t feel like I am working in world leading innovative IT Company anymore. The systems I have worked on and have seen developed by IBM looked very outdated, really can’t understand how customers are paying large amount of money and getting rubbish systems. And the sad part is the procedures and bureaucracy has killed all the motivation to make something better. And even if you are willing to change surely nobody will recognize that.

    Products are not cutting edge technology anymore and stuck in 90-ties.
    No freedom for innovations
    Employees are rated not by their talent and dedication but how they follow the procedures
    Bureaucracy is destroying from inside out.
    If things will continue to progress in same direction surely IBM will start feeling deficit of innovative people
    If you speak in binary then you should seek for more flexible and innovative company

    Advice to Management

    Value real professional, give freedom to innovate, bring back talents


  2. "nice ...i think"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    not very bad...yet a cool place

    Cons

    i need to know more to review...wait


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