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3.1 37 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(13 ratings)

64% 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 1225 reviews)

  • There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up(in 1184 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work(in 369 reviews)

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

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    not your fathers IBM

    SSR (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsYou get pretty decent benefits. First line management seems to care about their group. peers are willing to help you out.

    Conslow pay. callouts every weekend. upper management does not seem to care. every day there seems to be a new direction.

    Advice to Senior Managementretire

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

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    Don't make the mistake of planning a career at IBM or it will cost you dearly.

    IT Specialist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsRecognition in marketplace.
    All the Computer Base Training you want.

    ConsThere is not any "off" time. There is an expectation for additional work and your professional training to be done on your personal time. The tenet of "Respect for Individual" may come from the top but it is mocked by the first line managers in their execution.
    Diversity forced down your throat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe managers should have an incentive in their compensation structure, validated by their reports, that they are actually supporting the work/life balance. As opposed to the tongue in cheek message that is clearly conveyed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IBM STG SUCKS -- BIG TIME

    Really Does Not Matter (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsNone! Things were good in late 90s when everything was rosy. Now the environment has made pathetic by management with blatant bias.

    ConsEverything is a downside unless you are a genious .. Else you need to be "ingenious" to make it

    Advice to Senior ManagementRESIGN!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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