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"Great internship"

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Former Intern - XL C/C++ Compiler Test in Markham, ON (Canada)
Former Intern - XL C/C++ Compiler Test in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

IBM has a really nice campus for the lab in Markham. It's a dynamic environment to work in. You'll get great support from more experienced members on your team. I particularly enjoyed the awesome Future Blue student program. I made a lot of long-term friends there.

Cons

Depending on which department you work in, you may not be pushed as hard as you had hoped. The work you do may not be as influential as you'd like, but otherwise there is still a lot of takeaways working there.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Bewildering, enlightening, frustrating, interesting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere
    Looks good on your CV
    Great systems and access to knowledge
    Access to large, strategic projects
    Easy to meet key decision makers
    Opportunities to progress
    "Work / life balance" (work remotely or in office as you choose)
    Genuine commitment to equality and fairness

    Cons

    Old-school sales culture (think "selling is telling""death by powerpoint")
    unmotivated and recalcitrant sales support staff ("I can't do a client meeting on Wednesdays, I'm picking my kids up...")
    Inward looking culture (too many lifetime IBMers with stale ideas)
    Unrealistic growth targets
    Outdated hierarchical and macho management culture
    Constant internal conflict where another part of IBM frequently costs you business
    Process, forms, more forms, approvals, red tape
    Pay below market rates

    Advice to Management

    Culture is stale. Get in more leaders from more dynamic parts of the industry, or send leaders outside as part of their development. Deals only get focus when they are forecast to close immediately; take a longer term view of business development and your customers.


  2. "it is not the same company it used to be."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people, good for self improvement

    Cons

    slow process, easy to get stuck

    Advice to Management

    consider more of people instead of revenue


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