IBM Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated March 19, 2014
Updated March 19, 2014
12,025 Reviews

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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was hired as part of an outsourcing

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    Former Employee - Senior Unix Systems Engineer  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Unix Systems Engineer in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Not sure where career was going or could go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could have worked other accounts but those opportunities did not present themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being useless and just do what you are told. try to have more control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Know what you are getting yourself into

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Internal opportunities within company. Work from home on Friday.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest to hires on what typical projects will involve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Is IBM a place to work for?

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    It is a paying job to pay the bills.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us good news instead of not telling the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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