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IBM Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Mar 19, 2014
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2.6 123 reviews

24% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(36 ratings)

24% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most managers are pretty flexible if you want to work from home a couple days a week (in 1228 reviews)

  • There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up (in 1189 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 373 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 202 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    I was hired as part of an outsourcing

    Senior Unix Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Downers Grove, IL

    ProsI accepted an offer so that I could continue to support the client that hired me. 98% of my support roll was off shored to another country. Our team was left with very little to support.

    ConsNot sure where career was going or could go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCould have worked other accounts but those opportunities did not present themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    lies lies and excuses when it comes to raises or promotions.

    IT Specialist (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosstay away. ibm sucks big time. the only good thing is co workers.

    Consmanagement.
    ibm milks clients dry.
    lies to its employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop being useless and just do what you are told. try to have more control.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

    6 people found this helpful  

    Know what you are getting yourself into

    Management Consultant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsInternal opportunities within company. Work from home on Friday.

    ConsWork is uninteresting and more systems-related than strategy work (i.e. purpose of strategy group is to sell system implementation work).

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest to hires on what typical projects will involve.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Is IBM a place to work for?

    IT Specialist (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIt is a paying job to pay the bills.

    ConsWorking over 48+ week, have to make up time if you take education or vacation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive us good news instead of not telling the truth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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