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3.1 141 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(40 ratings)

55% 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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    Great company for self-motivated people - be careful if you are used to being micro-managed!

    Client Technical Specialist (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat work/life balance, many bright employees, specialized resources available for almost any challenge.

    ConsCan be difficult to navigate through the many groups at IBM to find the resource you need.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore patience, less knee jerk reactions when it comes to establishing sales territories and sales strategy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great place

    Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    Prosthe pay is fantastic and the people are great and smart and funny

    Consthey work you really really hard but its not all that bad

    Advice to Senior Managementpay your people even more

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    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsLots of opportunity to move up

    ConsMatrix leadership forces you to be tied to multiple leadership to get opportunities

    Advice to Senior Managementoffer training that is transferable in the real world and not offer IBM certifications

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was exciting every day.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    Prosexcellent leadership, amazing training, wonderful benefits, good work environment, challenging projects

    Consthere are no cons so far.

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

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    Great projects, great people

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe company is involved in so many things that there is an opportunity for everyone if you know what you want to do. I have had the ability to talk to a number of different people to learn about all of these opportunities within IBM.

    Encourage/reward you for taking on new opportunities

    Great benefits.

    ConsSize of company can feel overwhelming at first

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake on-boarding easier

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

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    IBM was a growth opportunity as I learned about the processes and strategies needed to be successful in business.

    Managing Consultant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Pros- Excellent people
    - Strong commitment to career growth and management
    - Excellent benefits
    - Great for families

    Cons- Siloed work - difficult to move between verticals
    - Career management, while excellent, is very time consuming
    - Dispersed (but friendly) teams

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

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    A company that truly invests in its employees and the global community

    Strategy & Change Consultant, Public Sector (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsEmployee benefits (healthcare and 401k), competitive salary, work/life balance, promotional ladder, opportunities outside of initial career position, executive management grown internally

    ConsLower annual bonuses than major consulting companies like McKinsey, Accenture, BCG, etc, rely on "hour glass" resource model so college hires are sometimes isolated from other young professionals in the company if you're stuck on mid-long term client site projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt the time that I was departing the company 5 years ago, management was beginning to invest more time, money, and resources into social events and team building exercises. Because IBM consulting relies on more experienced career professionals than college hires and junior resources compared to major consulting companies like McKinsey, Accenture, BCG, etc., there is less of a familial culture at the bottom of the company that other places.

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

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    Welcome to our future, population: everyone

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsForward looking firm, plenty of opportunities for advancement, solid company history. Hard not to be excited working for an industry leader in many

    ConsExtremely large corporation, easy to get lost in the shuffle. Hard to keep up with all of the transitional elements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening to employees on the direction and vision for the future. Don't ignore what acquisitions were working towards.

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

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    IBM is a company you can be proud to work for, where advancement is based on merit, hard work, and passion

    Senior Business Development Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsYour colleagues will challenge you professionally, your goals will be set for your ability to achieve them, and there are endless possibilities for the motivated to advance their careers. This is a company that cares deeply for the world it operates in, and seeks to make a profound difference in the lives of it's employees and the world we live in.

    ConsWe work really really hard. If you appreciate the challenge and opportunity to build and own something, this is for you. If you prefer to coast, you'll slide right off the cliff here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest heavily in your 30-45 year old high achievers to ensure we stay and build our careers with you, we can easily make more money elsewhere.

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

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    Best job and company I've ever worked for

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsStellar reputation and merit pay, raises and bonuses. They truly tie your experience, effort and quality output to your deserved compensation. Simply put-- if you don't produce at a high level, then go elsewhere. There are plenty of ambitious, quality driven professionals that are willing to step in to pick up of baseless complainers that troll this sight.

    ConsI'm overcompensated and underworked. Three weeks of vacation and eighty hours of personal development are more than enough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job, keep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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