IBM Reviews in New York, NY

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
12,036 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.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Travel, Exposure to technologies. Calm life style. Even if you can talk you can survive here

    Cons

    Performance is based on the billing hours and not on the quality of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on billing and instead focus on building quality products

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The breadth of experience and quality of people in research overshadowed any negatives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    During my time at IBM I was able to work with some of the smartest and most passionate people in the industry. IBM commands and audience even when they don't have a market position with their products. I was at the table with CEO's, CIO's, Industry leaders and even heads of state.

    Cons

    There were several areas within IBM that focused on sales and operational metrics that were not accurate. Several divisions in IBM we so focused on their numbers that they forgot how to provide a real solution that could be implemented without engaging an Non-IBM services partner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a feedback engine within the employee base of over 400,000 that doesn't use a survey metric - but rather collects meaningful feedback in text form - using IBM text analytics to filter and present.

    IBM also corrupted the Personal Business Commitments (PBC) process in the 2004 time frame - I would eliminate it and the negative effect it has on the sales and distribution teams. If IBM rebranded PBC's into something more aligned to their original intent for measuring and rewarding top performers they wouldn't have the talent drain they experience today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Project Mangager

    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for as long as you turn work in on time and handle problems that arise prompyly

    Cons

    UPPER MANAGEMENT SHOULD PROVIDE FEEDBACK SOMETIMES

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great environment, great culture, lots of perks

    Cons

    politics, low salary, low career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Flailing a bit right now, but great people to work with....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITS Client Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - ITS Client Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You will be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated and smart group of peers to work with. You'll work alongside some of the best and brightest.

    Cons

    The leadership can be disappointing at times... more interested in their own careers than doing what's right by the business or our clients. The benefits are not nearly as good as they used to be, and the compensation for quota employees is "managed" to make sure that no one is bringing home piles of money. If you're on track to blow out your number, don't be surprised by a quota increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what Ginni preaches... work for the success of our clients and the company and your own success will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company Over the Years; Starting to Slip

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work assignments, opportunity to change career paths

    Cons

    Stock dividend focus over employee morale and workload within the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what made IBM great - the employees. Start caring about them again.

    Recommends
  8.  

    A great company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to grow skills

    Cons

    Bureaucracy that exist in any large organization such as IBM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attract young talent, re brand the image in such a way can attract and retain top young talent providing not only opportunities but growth that comes along with them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, opportunities for transformation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    IBM is a company that goes through constant change to move with the industry. Plenty of opportunities to re-invent yourself and transform your skills and capabilities while an employee.

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance outside of business unit require concentrated effort to build network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    foster more opportunities to work across different business units

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Working in the Marketing and Communications Lab in NYC was a wonderful experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at IBM as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    -managers interested in your development
    -have contact with higher ups in the ocmpany
    -open office environment
    -casual dress except for presentation days

    Cons

    -interviewing for next steps after internship
    -hard to navigate the intranet system IBM has in place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I was satisfied working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Global Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great learning on the job, numerous projects that hit a lot of different industries.

    Cons

    There is a need to do 25% travel which is the reason I am no longer at with them. Some management can be hard to deal with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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