IBM Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
5014 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
3.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
1,371 Ratings

Pros
  • You can work from home or office (when you are in town) (in 1347 reviews)

  • Depending on projects - excellent work-life balance (in 1315 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is basically non existent (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior management has lost it's sense of what the corporate mission is (in 214 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

5,014 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Pay sucks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to latest tools and technical advances

    Cons

    Poor compensation with no market rate adjustment either or bonus.


  2. Must leave to advance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company is working to keep up with industry trends for employee benefits. Ie: they recently increased maternity leave from 6 to 12 weeks.

    Cons

    They have a reputation of having high salary gaps between employees with more experience and stronger backgrounds and new hires who have no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy first, and your company will succeed.


  3. IBM Corp

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big corporation with opportunities, but only if within areas deemed important at the time.

    Cons

    Way too much internal activities that get in the way of doing your job. History of bi-annual resource actions to reduce head count and jobs.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to make your mark and acquire lots of experience. A lot of talented folks across disciplines but after a few years, the bureaucracy and the administrative requirements start to wear on you.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy seems to be the order in most cases. You also could feel stuck in positions doing jobs that are totally beneath you with no prospect of getting out of it in the name of being billable.

    Advice to Management

    Change compensatiion and advancement process. Too subjective and come across as who you know rather than the work you have done.


  6. Customer Relationship Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are the people to work with.

    Cons

    Stress level is high because work load is unimaginable...

    Advice to Management

    workers are real people that deserve respect and to be rewarded monetarily for their efforts.


  7. IT Team Lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer and Information Systems Manager in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Computer and Information Systems Manager in Armonk, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    IBM is a good company with lots of opportunities for growth. Good work life balance and opportunities to relocated.

    Cons

    Highly focused on numbers. Often losing site of good customer services.


  8. Once a Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller/Solution Financial Manager in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Controller/Solution Financial Manager in Armonk, NY

    I worked at IBM (More than 8 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, prestigious name brand recognition. Exposure to a wide variety of industries. Opportunity to grow and continue to learn.

    Cons

    IBM stopped investing in their North American talent pool and become sole driven by financial results. Felt stifling as a decision maker, and lacked the ability to "do the right thing" for the customer and IBM. I'm sure it was part of the cycle and they will figure it out, but it became such a frustration that I no longer enjoyed working there.


  9. Software Engineeer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in White Plains, NY

    I worked at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stable job. even in terrible years.

    Cons

    giant elephant is not vibrant. people here are using some ancient software strange to externals. Lotus 1-2-3 for example.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think managers can change much about the culture. but executives need to do more. They shall have visions and bring more vibration to work force.


  10. My opinion

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deskside Support Representative in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Deskside Support Representative in Joliet, IL

    I worked at IBM (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Cut, cut and cut until there's nothing left.

    Advice to Management

    Be more creative with solutions instead of just laying off employees. You are earning big bucks for a reason.


  11. info

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    great opportunities for challenging engagements

    Cons

    overall limits on travel for long flights over 12+ hours



Showing 5,014 of 15,299 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.