Archaic company that doesn't care about its employees.
Extreme Blue Technical Intern (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 September 2018
The Extreme Blue program is an interesting idea that is poorly executed. I was placed in a team of 4 interns (1 business, 3 technical) and given an idea for a new IBM product that we had to create a proof of concept for. There was too much pitching and arguing over product decisions for my liking. Working in a team of interns haphazardly hired and little oversight or support didn't work well for most teams. The Markham office is extremely drab and is located way too far from downtown Toronto. Outside of Extreme Blue, IBM is using interns instead of full-times because they want cheaper labour. A lot of the management doesn't trust/respect their employees. There are almost no perks, aside from the recent and extremely limited snack program. (You have to queue once a day in order to get a limit of 2 snacks.) The median age is probably 40~50. So many people have been working there for 15, 20, 30 years. This is not a place to have fun or work on something exciting. It's like the company exists to suck up to clients. I don't know how anyone has any enthusiasm for this company.
Low supervision, private enclosed cubicles, large campus/office.