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"Excellent experience in an industrial research lab"

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Former Intern - PhD Research Intern in Yorktown Heights, NY
Former Intern - PhD Research Intern in Yorktown Heights, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Access to a vast range of resources (financial and otherwise) for research, excellent mentoring system for research interns and strong encouragement to be creative. Excellent pay for research interns, excellent benefits (housing) and relocation offered.

Cons

Few work related cons, except that I interend over the winter and no transport was available from housing unlike in the summer. TJ Watson is very isolated and impossible to reach by public transport. Taxis are not expensive though (Typ 15-20$ from TJ Watson to Mt Kisco)

Advice to Management

Keep running the research intern program, and perhaps consider a little closer how to coordinate interns who do not intern during the main summer block

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Spouse of a formal IBMer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great and talented colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Unreasonable workload requests - prolonged working hours at night and in weekends; work-life balance is a joke.
    Incompetent management: assiged tasks were only useful to his own career goal rather than meaningful to the company or employee development.
    Constant layoffs.
    Lower pay, terrible benefits, and the company does not respect its employees.
    Short-sighted upper management.

    Advice to Management

    There is basically no cure to this rotten management system...


  2. "Transformational and leading edge technology based"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading Edge Technology, great advancement opportunities for career-starters

    Cons

    Limited Advancement Opportunities for Long-time employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop hoarding the best opportunities and cash rewards for your 'favorites'


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