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Updated July 1, 2015
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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)

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  1. Software Engineer Intern

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This internship was a great introduction to a larger more traditional company. My co-workers were all intelligent people. My boss was good at encouraging and providing continued work with IBM (part-time work during the school year). I was allowed to work overtime and allowed to take time off / or work remotely whenever I needed to.

    Cons

    There was a lack of passion in the work being done. The compensation is average. There were not many opportunities to meet with other interns. There were no company outings or trips. For the most part, I had no opportunities to interact with the people on other teams.

    Advice to Management

    More corporate events. Increase intern interaction.


  2. Great experience. Even as a co-op I was treated with great respect and given substantial responsibility.

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    Current Intern - Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Co-Op in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent people, challenging assignments. Traveled from New York to California.

    Cons

    May have to move out of state in order to expedite climb up corporate ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. Software Architect

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    Current Employee - Certified Software Deployment Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Certified Software Deployment Architect in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work once you have tons of work experience and the salary to match

    Cons

    Hard to get prompted and pay rasie


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  5. Older Verson Was Better

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IBM is a great company.

    Cons

    Older version of the company was better.


  6. Salary

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    Current Employee - Client Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Education training, salary, benefits, and culture

    Cons

    promotion opportunities, large business units

    Advice to Management

    inclusive promotional oppty's


  7. Dba admin

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots to explore and grow

    Cons

    None as I know much


  8. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and ability to travel. Work with some of the largest customers in any industry. All employees have the opportunity to invest in themselves and have access to training and a tremendous support system.

    Cons

    A lot of offerings and products that do not work together. Focus is on quarterly performance by brand or product. Little emphasis on solutions that combine all of IBM.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the customer. Stop expecting them to conform to how you have done business in the past.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work and start a new career

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people. a lot of structure to follow. Can learn a lot of different fields and technologies if you put your mind to it.
    Generally, a pretty easy job. People are pretty forgiving and willing to teach you to learn.

    Cons

    Mindless forms to constantly fill out that made no sense.
    Primary job duties weren't as important as doing mindless tasks to appease a bean counter.

    Advice to Management

    care for your employees, and the employees will care for you.


  10. Program Manager/ Marketing Specialist

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    Former Employee - IBM Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IBM Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities
    Great training and career development
    Organizational changes led to advancement
    Ability to soar once your reputation is established

    Cons

    Cannot really think of any
    If one, it would be how they clench and "don't move" when the market gets shaky (e.g. The dot com bubble burst)

    Advice to Management

    I was able to benefit from the flaws of management. Would advise they give raises and promotions in a timely manner. Equitable and fair work distribution among team members, yet I benefitted from this error. And made it work for me in development and building greater business acumen.


  11. Technical Support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Move on after five years and do not look to retire from here.



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