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IBM Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
12,721 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working for IBM was one of my best experience ever in my professional work history.

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

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    I joyed the people from management, co-workers and other connecting group throughout the company.

    Cons

    I had no dislike what so ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good job that you guys are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    IBM has great opportunities for learning and development.

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    A great amount of career development seminars to attend. They request a Think 40 opportunity to their employees which requires them to participate in a wide variety of training sessions virtually and self paced.

    Cons

    Lack of interaction from others within the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Big Blue is Hip and exciting

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    Current Employee - Senior Digital Marketing Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Marketing Professional in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    In 14 years I have had the ability to design a new career twist every year. I keep on the cutting edge and have the opportunity to work in a socially collaborative global organization. I brought in big data and analytics skills, I got to apply them to small and very large scale projects. When digital came along I was an early adopter and evangelist. Every new turn brings something new and challenging. We are not the old Big Blue, we are enthusiastic about changing the world in new ways, and I have been delighted to be a part of it. Where else would I work in a culture like this!

    Cons

    They are constantly reducing the workforce in North America and outsourcing to China, India, Romania and Latin America. While this brings a global perspective it make you feel uneasy. Great people have left because of the behaviors of building a globalized workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We know our values, we work collaboratively. In a company that is always changing and always growing, it would be nice to know when you are safe from being cut. Even high respect and expertise won't save you. Build methods of in person team building below the senior executive level, and this workforce can innovate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to learn and grow your skills.

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    You will work with a lot of smart, talented and hard working employees. A lot of opportunities to learn and grow your skills, especially for new college graduates.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive compared to other companies.

  6.  

    Best Start at Big Blue

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry
    Extremely wide choice of opportunities
    High level of investment in learning and skills improvement

    Cons

    Some project teams could be too large such that Leadership may be out of touch with realities at working team level ... and be only concerned with customer relationship and contract extensions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Ability to gain amazing experience and work in a variety of rolls. The people within the company are also exceptional to work for and with. They are always willing to share their experience and insight to help you improve in your job.

    Cons

    Losing experienced workforce due to layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What is the cost when you lose experienced workers? Usually companies tend to repeat their previous mistakes because no one with a history within the company is around to advise them. Also how long does it take to get some fully immersed into your company enough to be an asset?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Salary, Respect as an Employee

    Cons

    IBM seems to have a number of clingers, who don't realize that they should retire or find a new job because they're very ineffective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Enlightening. You learn something new everyday!

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative organization. They are extremely driven and know how to motivate people to perform.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic sometimes as are many large organizations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IBM, an awesome company to work for !!! tc.

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    Former Employee - Account Support Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Support Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, career development, management, team spirit, family values oriented, etc.

    Cons

    Honestly can't think of any. I know a lot has changed since I was laif off in 2005, but I still believe IBM is one of the greatest, & one of the most admired U.S. companies of all-time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always keep your employees happy & they'll aways work hard for you, which in turn makes you look good to your bosses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Wonderful Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Best people in the world!

    Cons

    Hard to steer a ship so large!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spin off a few divisions?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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