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Software Engineer Intern

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Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at IBM full-time for less than a year

Pros

Pay was really high compared to what I'm supposed to get for being so junior. Nice office, really cool building, and really great people. A flexible schedule, yoga lessons, and gym. The company is really large and you feel like you belong.

Cons

No catered food and other things you can expect from a place like Google I guess. Also lots of bureaucratic tape I find. I didn't really get affected by that too much but I know my co-workers did.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less tape. More food.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to work for, if you're able to stay

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Benefits of a global enterprise with a strong position in the market and the clients
    - Salary and benefits are not top, but still competitive
    - Work performance is really valued (depends on the management, but it's usual)
    - Growth opportunities exist, altough it'll require a lot of extra work

    Cons

    - Too many directives and standards
    - Although it's not a cut-throat environment, there are lots of pressure to reduce costs (meaning people)
    - Some people work a lot, others not so much; the first are rewarded if they're lucky, if they're unfortunate they'll be listed for non-renovation anyway, but not all the bad employees are on the leave list
    - Not the most friendly environment; not talking about costume parties, or after hours parties, but it tends to be a very neutral environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although the US pressure is for an ever increasing share profit, client value will suffer in meantime, at least if you exclude growth countries.Also I believe expectations are set that are not achievable with such a low resource count (even worse if they're not that good sometimes).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Business Process Manager

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    Current Employee - Business Process Manager  in  Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Business Process Manager in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    IBM is a good company to work for. Good work / life balance.

    Cons

    Lots to learn. Great co-workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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