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IBM Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
12,333 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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    Good Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Job flexibility and ability to work from home is great

    Cons

    The compensations could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lot of opportunities to learn about various industries and domains. Keeps you ahead of time if you utilize the avail enable opportunities smartly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom given to build your own solutions and add your own flavour to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes travel becomes hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees foster imagination abd creativity more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work from home

    Cons

    No salary increases or bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand the impact of layoff. A lot of knowledge leaves with the employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Project Manager of CEBU Customer Business Education Union

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Professional Team Image, Great Training Workshops,

    Cons

    Cant think of any, had a great work experience while under the employ of IBM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very educational. I learn a lot. I had a lot of fun. it was great. They catered to my every need. It had it's perks

    Cons

    The commute was a long ways away. The commute was a long ways away. The commute was a long ways away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SWG IBMer via an acquisition, challenging and demanding job, but satisfying, great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The ability to work and interact with the upper management of corporations world wide.

    Cons

    Travel can be heavy at times and the job, if you are doing it right, is constantly demanding but at the same time satisfying depending on your own successes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Technology Leader

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Huge opportunity for exposure to cross technology, Very useful expertise with wide range of industres.

    Cons

    Fragmented real time business exposure, Limited ecosystem experience from the over all business perspective of Technology solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great benefits, opportunities to advance for some, no loyalty for long time employees. take charge of your career.

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Specialist/Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Specialist/Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunity to move into new positions if you are persistent about moving up and don't get complacent in your job. Good work-life balance, work at home, great benefits, training available IF you have a manager willing to speak up and get approval for you.

    Cons

    NO loyalty to long time employees when it comes to resource actions. I was loyal to company and remained in same position because they didn't have anyone else to support application and thought I was helping out. All it really did was hurt me in the end. When I was not allowed to move to another position or get training to complete certification I should have started looking for a job outside the company. Laid off after 10+ years. They were offshoring many jobs to BRIC countries.. Initially very upset with company but would go back to them with different mindset and this time use them for my own personal development and advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop offshoring and if you move jobs to central US to take advantage of cheap labor then consider finding jobs for those who don't want to relocate. You should recognize that loyal employees who have stayed with you for over 10 years have value which cannot easily be replaced. When you bring on new PMs from India they may be cheaper in initial salary but end up costing you a lot more by wasting countless hours of much higher band stakeholders who have to sit on the call trying to give status updates to someone who cannot understand what is going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good Solid Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Software Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great people with enthusiasm for the job that they do. Good projects in relevant industries.

    Cons

    Tends to be slower moving. A bit bureaucratic. Salaries are very average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your people and customers more instead of the quarterly earnings. It's a myopic view.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work. Smart people, highly educated, very driven. Wonderful facilities and environment. Great camaraderie amongst the staff and support is good at most levels.

    Cons

    Demanding on time -- puts increasing pressure on maintaining work life balance. The increasing pressure on revenue and focus on higher margins is getting more challenging for all to meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! CEO is Excellent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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