There are newer employer reviews for IBM
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

See Most Recent

Great experience, many levels of management

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The experience you gain at a company like IBM is incomparable. The sheer size of the company allows your career to grow in a number of directions. Mentors are easily accessible and resources are at your fingertips.

Cons

I mentioned that the size of the company as a pro, but it is also a con. Due to the size, the hierarchy and management matrix is unreal. Every level of management is scrutinizing every last deal and pushing for weekly numbers and goal attainment now.

Advice to Management

Let the field reps run their business. Too much time is spend on reporting to management and not enough time selling.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. I'm very satisfied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, stability, values, process

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, duplicated process, career plan it's complicated


  2. Helpful (1)

    IBM has provided me a depth of experience most other companies could not

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Architect in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Cloud Architect in Somers, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people!! I love (most) of the people I get to work with and the problems we get to solve. I have been able to move through a variety of jobs gaining very valuable experience and insight.

    Cons

    The politics!! I work on cloud which requires the ability of my company to adapt more quickly and change faster. However, many cycles are spent with in fighting and politics and we move far more slowly than we should. Compensation is not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your most valuable asset is your people. Make them believe it.


There are newer employer reviews for IBM
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

See Most Recent

Work at IBM? Share Your Experiences

IBM

 
Click to Rate
or

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