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"I was a summer intern at one of their smaller dev shops."

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Former Intern - Software Engineer in Lenexa, KS
Former Intern - Software Engineer in Lenexa, KS
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The location where I was working was predominantly engineers, so the atmosphere was fairly relaxed and technical. Everyone was relatively laid-back.

Cons

The way that their process worked at the time could lead to dev and UI people butting heads. Engineers would wander off and make UI decisions all week, then get pixel-specific feedback periodically in meetings. It seemed like a backwards way to do things.

Advice to Management

Separate the UI and implementation more between the people who actually know what's needed. They could have changed this by now for all I know, or maybe interns were just in a weird spot.

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