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IBM intern Reviews

Updated June 24, 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 850 reviews)

  • Working long hours is pretty typical (in 420 reviews)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
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    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. "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


  4. "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


  5. "IBM Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Software Engineer Inter"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Yorktown, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Yorktown, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of research work and people are very nice. Most people have Ph.D. degree. The work enviroment is very good

    Cons

    It is not close to NY city. I have to take the train or bus to NY City

  8. "I am very pleased to be employed here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Programmer Intern
    Current Intern - Programmer Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am treated with respect and given a lot of flexibility with schedules. As a student I am very happy to be employed at this great company.

    Cons

    Organization of certain programs and groups might need some work when things come close to deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand the work their employees do and use that information to make better deadline decisions.


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Amazing People, environment. A lot of transparency and opportunities for interns

    Cons

    Nothing! It was a fantastic experience, Interns are treated extremely well and given actual work responsibilities similar to entry level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very sound and technical work

    Cons

    Not to much practical though

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting the low level employee


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