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Excellent experience in an industrial research lab

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Former Employee - PhD Research Intern  in  Yorktown Heights, NY (US)
Former Employee - PhD Research Intern in Yorktown Heights, NY (US)

I worked at IBM as an intern for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Great place to work, but changing...

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility to work in a variety of capacities with a variety of technologies. I could imagine staying at IBM forever and not getting bored.

    Cons

    Nearly exclusive focus on shareholder value at the expense of employee morale.

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    Focus more on the longevity of this 100+ year old company, than on short term stock performance.

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    Transformational and leading edge technology based

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leading Edge Technology, great advancement opportunities for career-starters

    Cons

    Limited Advancement Opportunities for Long-time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hoarding the best opportunities and cash rewards for your 'favorites'

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