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IBM Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Mar 14, 2014
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3.3 114 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(32 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It was a great learning experience for a first job out of school.

Technical Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFor the most part, it's truly a collaborative environment.

ConsOpportunities for advancement is difficult, particularly if you do not manage up properly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great global footprint, strategic long term thinkers, theme of innovation, somewhat separated from reality

Supply Chain Category Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRange of opportunities from traditional high tech mfg. and sales, to software, to professional client services

ConsGlut of under performing baby boomers protected by their network and longevity

Advice to Senior ManagementGlobally integrated enterprise is only meaningful when you can explain to a client what the transformation road map really looks like

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Professional

Accountant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

ProsI have learned the knowledge that I have continue working with others as I continue to share my experience in my new venture

ConsThe 10 years that I was with IBM I felt that there were no cons only knowledge and experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was beyond exceptional and leadership for the management staff. They offer to share their wisdom and experience with their colleagues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I'm By Myself

IT Architect (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat opportunity.. if you can find it and if you can deal with being completely by yourself

ConsVery little direction unless you are specifically engaged.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone. This is IBM and it will always be this way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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too big a company if you want to make your mark

Support Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Prosgreat pay and great benefits

Consforget about making changes. just keep your head down and do what they say.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to Work (Global Business Services)

Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat place to work if you get matched up with the right management.
Competitive salary--not top of the market by any means, but the benefits package is great.

ConsToo many managers lack any management or leadership qualities. They may great consultants, engineers, or accountants, but that doesn't mean they'l make even adequate managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Learning Administrator: Delivery Operations Support (Former Employee)
Northbrook, IL

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits. People are very nice and professional.

ConsI think there is such a thing as to big. Employees are just a number.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bye Bye Blue

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLoved working from home. Managers were excellent in terms of dealing with direct reports. Good work-life balance.

ConsNo corporate loyalty towards employees any more. Only focus of HQ is to improve EPS, any way at any cost. In the long-run, this will kill an American icon.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit sending American jobs to Brazil and India.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Big Company, Great talent, Lots of Administrative Red Tape

Human Resources Partner (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIBM is progressive. They have great talent, and invest appropriately to support innovation and a standard of excellence.

ConsHard to change the direction of such a big ship. The opportunity at the individual contributor level to have an impact is minimal.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Still a place for a career, not just a job

Architect (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsTop-notch opportunities, a wealth of resources, and good colleagues

ConsMiddling pay, bureaucracy, poor focus on internal management skills and rewards

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on developing and compensating solid performers. Make management and transition positions worth having, rather than a purgatory for progression and real pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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