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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)

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  1. "Amazing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, MN
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, Nice coworkers, Innovative company

    Cons

    The location was not my favorite

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Intern Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Offering Strategy and Design Intern in Littleton, MA
    Former Intern - Offering Strategy and Design Intern in Littleton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation for an intern was competitive. Management that I dealt with was very helpful and supportive. Lots of respect for your work by allowing space for you to complete your work.

    Cons

    There wasn't a whole lot of change. Week in week out, it was the same daily routine. There was no opportunity to be hired to a full time position from the one I was in.

  3. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - MBA Intern
    Former Intern - MBA Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Leadership development
    - Intelligent people
    - Accessibility of management
    - Ability to work from home
    - Looks great on your resume
    - Lot's of interesting projects going to work on
    - Ease of moving within departments

    Cons

    - Lower salary than many other technology companies
    - Outdated desktop software
    - Feels like you are working at the CIA sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate office locations. You sometimes have multiple offices very close to each other with lots of empty space..


  4. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Intern
    Former Contractor - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work and nice people

    Cons

    I do not really have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job.


  5. "Excellent experience in an industrial research lab"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  8. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  9. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Research Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    nice place, smart people around

    Cons

    too far from city. Life is not convenient.

    Advice to Management

    NA


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