IBM

  www.ibm.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

IBM Reviews in Arkansas

11,963 Reviews

3.1
11,963 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
3,461 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

4 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    plenty of work to go around ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager, Technology  in  Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Program Manager, Technology in Bentonville, AR

    Pros

    There is so much opportunity to provide value and make an impact since there is just so much work to go around.

    Cons

    There are many areas significantly understaffed given the business commitments made through senior management and through some of the poor budgeting processes. This means that there's too much work and often people are asked to sacrifice work-life balance. At the same time, employees have more control than some realize since there is a respect for quality work and personal boundaries if one sets them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in your organization... and not just the ones that make the most noise.

    Recommends
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Bentonville, AR

    Pros

    worked third shift and the shift was quiet

    Cons

    NO formal training and not a positive enviroment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to properly train new hires and not with people that don't have people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job flexibility helps offset stagnant salary/career growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Poughkeepsie, AR
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, AR

    Pros

    Tremendous work flexibilty in terms of when and where to work. Depending on job may work with some of the best minds in the industry. Salary and benefits are competitive, however the cost of living in the Poughkeepsie, NY location has gotten dramaticly more expensive over the past few years but salaries haven't nearly kept up to make it worthwhile to live/work here instead of for example a place like Austin, TX.

    Cons

    Stagnant salary and career growth. New hires fleeing due to uninpired leadership and work. Very low morale. High cost of living and not other opportunities in the area outside of IBM keeps salaries down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employees instead of just the bottom line and you may be surprised as the impact on the bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quit managing in the short term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Manager  in  Poughkeepsie, AR
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Poughkeepsie, AR

    Pros

    Many opportunities if you want to travel. Working directly for a client can be rewarding.

    Cons

    Many opportunities, BUT you have to travel. There is really no work-life balance. If you are supporting commercial clients, the clients come first above everything else. If you are in the I/T side of the business, you have no work-life balance. The 100% expectation is to be "on the road". Nothing else matters and there is no sympathy from exec management. IBM has spun the media on this and it is beyond me why the covers do not get blown off on this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit offshoring talented workers. You are killing the company in the long run.

    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for IBM? Contribute to the Community!

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