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IBM intern Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 880 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, very good collaboration environment."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It matches my interesting. It provide very good environment. We often have comping and play event. People often get back to home very early. Often have tea time and tech talk. The people are all very nice and like to share knowledge and experience in IBM. The collaboration is very good, we often use instant messenger to help each other even we are in different location.

    Cons

    The food in cafeteria is expensive. We often have tech talk in each Research Center, however, we cannot see all the talk on-line. It will be much better if IBM provide free drink and free food.

    Advice to Management

    Very good management.


  2. "Worth the Internship"

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good resume booster
    Positive people to work with
    treated interns with respect and dignity

    Cons

    typical boring corporation, you feel a lot of mediocrity in-between the people that are trying to get stuff done.

    Advice to Management

    be more google less microsoft

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Like a dreamland!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly knowledgeable people
    Tons of resources available to explore and learn from
    All sorts of opportunities, if you look for them
    People are willing to help
    Loads of fun!
    Huge amounts of technical variety
    Very diverse workgroups

    Cons

    Intimidatingly large
    Managers are very needy
    Too much may be expected
    Bad teams get your credit shared to them
    You may just be mixed in with the rest

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on the sheer number of manager titles out there, and let them know that they have weight to pull too!


  4. "Great place for an internship!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Endicott, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Endicott, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly People, great work environment. Interns were treated with a lot of respect and given interesting projects. We were assigned a mentor who worked very closely with us on assigned projects.

    Cons

    Occasionally there was not enough work to do (especially when first starting out) which gets boring real fast. The group I was in (an IBM as a who in Endicott) suffered downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    I thought the internship program was fantastic and would recommend that IBM continue it. I liked workign there very much.


  5. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Solutions Research Analyst Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Insurance Solutions Research Analyst Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly and nice managers, you can learn a lot

    Cons

    Everyone is very busy, you have to do stuff on your own most of the time


  6. "Very educational and interesting."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i) People, people people. My co-workers were mostly young and fun people. Very helpful and knowledgeable.
    ii)Growth opportunity. IBM is a big company, you can switch between very different fields and still work for IBM - which is good for salary, further opportunities and meeting new people.
    iii) The Research Triangle Park is a great place to live. The ocean is near, smokey mountains are near. A lot of nice clubs and a college life and city feel in the Raleigh area.

    Cons

    i) The cubicles were grey and rather boring. Some more collaboration on specific problem solving would have been better. Do not get me wrong, there are a lot of meeting and talk between developers and managers, but it was a tiny bit more general.

    Advice to Management

    I think managers should be educated to be managers, since most computer related people are a not exactly social. But still, I liked the managers, cool people.


  7. "Very Good"

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    Current Employee - Research Intern in Hawthorne, NY
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Hawthorne, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional Growth and employee relations

    Cons

    Bad Cafeteria, Closed office space, lotus notes

    Advice to Management

    Improve the employee services

  8. "IBM Internship"

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    Current Intern - Knowledge Management Intern in Lowell, MA
    Current Intern - Knowledge Management Intern in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing Work Culture, superb supporting co - workers, very good working environment, supportive team

    Cons

    I did not find a single con

    Advice to Management

    Great job in helping students have a peek into the real world work culture.


  9. "IBM Review"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, great people at IBM
    They treat their interns very nicely and are very approachable and relational

    Cons

    Culture could be a little more exciting, not too many young people working at IBM
    Projects were not too exciting, but you must realize the scope of the work that they do


  10. "Software Engineer Inter"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tech giant with massive resources and really talented people. You work on products that are touched by millions in mission critical areas. For such a big company, it feels very nimble. You can easily reach any employee worldwide through Sametime. It feels like a tight-knit environment, even thought you are 1 or hundreds of thousands. Every manager I have dealt with is awesome. Uber professionalism throughout.

    Cons

    It is a big company. It takes weeks to do some things that would be done in hours in a startup. I wish product development was more streamlined. That similar products were merged or shut down. And that products would not be saddled with every single possible feature.

    Advice to Management

    Every single manager I have dealt with is awesome. So keep picking good people.


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