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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 (less than an 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 company with excellent benefits

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule is great and education benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    The size of the organization often leaves the individual feeling disconnected with little face-to-face contact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Comfort Zone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Architect in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Architect in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Policies, Culture and Values
    Good work-life balance, flexible work time, work from home
    No micro-management

    Cons

    Avenues for Architect/Consulting career growth in India is limited
    Ginni's famous words - Comfort and growth cannot co-exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to train and inculcate all IBM values and culture in all managers so they can raise beyond their mindset and support IBM's policies, values and culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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