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Updated Apr 11, 2014
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56% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Accounting Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsFlexible schedule, nice peers if you are lucky, nice managers if you are lucky enough. Large company with more opportunity to grow.

ConsBad compensation, bad experience with unreasonable managers. Constantly laid off. Working on the week ends.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees would be considered most important value to the company. So please tread them nicely to trigger their passion to work and prompt their poetencial.

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

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Service areas want client money and employees can be replaced.

Senior IT Specialist (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsFlexibility, Smart people,Working from home,

Conslong hours, work life balance, management support

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Former PwC Managers brought into IBM are awful

Partner (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsIBM has Terrific technical talent

ConsUnfortunately Talent is being eroded

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on long term value, not merely the stock value today

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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not your father's IBM

Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Prosflexible work environment, good health benefits the ability to manage your workload and work schedule. You get to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry and you can always find someone willing to help you with anything.

ConsPay increases are all but non existent even for top performs. Executive management has no long term vision. Business is managed in 90 day increments, and while IBM talks about client first, it's all about Executive compensation and EPS

Advice to Senior ManagementTime to dump our CEO. 9 straight losing quarters and your 2015 roadmap will be yet another IBM EPIC FAILURE !

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great legacy; downward trending

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsVery smart and well rounded resources. Good benefits; IBM prides itself on being a leader in Healthcare Benefits and incentives for healthy living.

ConsIBM regularly and unrealistically raises the bar for performance measurement. Many see linkage to IBM's strategy to move headcount from US to other countries. So large that bureaucracy reigns..

Advice to Senior ManagementStop changing policy and normalizing head-count just to meet quarterly expectations.

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

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Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Prosbig company, tons of resources, large client base. IBM has some of everything making them capable of competing with anyone in any space

ConsThe pay is lower than industry average and the amazing benefits are starting to be watered down. Management is under ridiculous targets which can't be met leading to negative feelings in the rank and file as we are very short sighted and cheap. Many managers and partners are not good consultants, they have just stayed for many years. Tons of politics.

Advice to Senior Managementbecome a meritocracy, reduce regulation, reward and pay top contributors and stop bringing in new hires for tons of money then laying them off. Walk the talk. Look to new/younger resources who want to drive change--we must adapt!

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

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Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Benefits, Balanced life. Knowledge base is exhaustive, more opportunities to learn.

ConsBonus is bad, growth prospects less. Too big of an organization, difficult for anyone who wants higher visibility.

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

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It's not your Father's IBM anymore

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsTraining, Flexibility, and Worklife Culture

ConsDownsizing - What IBM stands for - It's about money. Outdated Technology and Bad Management.Shipping US jobs overseas.

Advice to Senior ManagementIBM also stands for I am By Myself which means Management is not there to help! They are puppets and controlled by strings.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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30+ years of experience in sales, marketing, program director and management

Program Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsAbility to take advantage of many different career paths. A large percentage of IBMers are highly dedicated individuals and a joy to work with!

ConsInconsistent strategic focus and leadership among the various company business units, can lead to disconnects and confusion at all levels.

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

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IBM is changing, for better or worse. TBD in 2015.

Sales (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsStill a good company to work for. Many career opportunities. Good Benefits.

ConsToo many management reporting tools.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees and get rid of the road-map 2015 plan.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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