IBM Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Working for IBM was one of my best experience ever in my professional work history.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM

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

    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 Management

    Keep doing the good job that you guys are doing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Recent layoffs, increased workload, and management disfunction is destroying a once great company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal/Contracts & Negotiations in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Legal/Contracts & Negotiations in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, 401-K, and mobile workplace.

    Cons

    No bonus, workload, and lack of business direction.

    Advice to Management

    Replace CEO and Sr Management.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Time to leave!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some employees are allowed to work from home

    Cons

    Constantly worried about layoffs, cuts in employee benefits, no respect for employees, CEO plays financial engineering games and sales engineering games. Company is reporting sales that are "give aways" and will hurt the company in long term. - all designed to make the CEO, "look good"

    Advice to Management

    Fire Ginni , replace the Board and bring in an outsider to lead the company


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  5. Worst Company Ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cognos Pre-Sales (CTP) in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Cognos Pre-Sales (CTP) in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of a single one other than the perceived reputation is that IBM produces good managers

    Cons

    no competitive salary, no investment in employees, no investment in products or technology, yearly lay-offs, matrix management, awful internal and external websites for customers and partners, growth by acquisition only, cost control by lay-offs only

    Advice to Management

    Learn what works at the companies you acquire and keep it. IBM is where software goes to die. The industry joke used to be that Infor was the product graveyard. Now it's IBM.


  6. Helpful (1)

    The company has lost its soul

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recovery Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recovery Management in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very competent and hard working peers.

    Cons

    There is little to no movement, formal education(Skillsoft), bonuses, and raises for employees band 8 and below working in IBM Global Services SO.

    Advice to Management

    I have been with IBM 18 years and I can say every year I am astonished at the lack of service provided to customers. IBM has declining revenue the past 11 quarters and the answer to resolve the issue is remove employees from the business to try and compensate for the loss. This is the classic treat the symptom and ignore the cause way of thinking. There are reasons why customers are buying less from IBM, service anyone? There is little to no movement, formal education(Skillsoft), bonuses, and raises for employees band 8 and below working in IBM Global Services SO.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company Misdirected

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive wages, great benefits, option to work from home, professional environment, time off, work life balance a major plus.

    Cons

    Rigidity, lacks innovation, poor leadership, no longer customer and employee friendly. Inability to recognize internal talent.

    Advice to Management

    Customer first should be put back into action.


  8. Flexible hours and locations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours and start times can make juggling a family life considerably easier than your average job. Work/life balance was easier to manage.

    Cons

    Project needs can override the individual employees needs for long periods of time. Increased focus on metrics-based management can mean that successes are overlooked if not quantified.

    Advice to Management

    Metrics can't replace good management.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Values eroded and lacks a visionary.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, some of the best minds anywhere. Processes and procedures in place for everything. Fantastic potential in a company to ride the cloud generation and pull out the guns it has and the incredible reputation. Watson technology can take it over the top once again if they let the Ginny out of the box.

    Cons

    No visionary at the helm that would inspire the masses. Good candidate for a show like CBS's Undercover Boss to see the reality of the field. Massive brain drain occurring due to lack of leadership. Too much emphasis on dividends and rate of return, stock buybacks. Selling of key parts of company continues (hardware, chip development) creating a shell with a volatile inside.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots. Provide real value not earning projections. Stop shipping jobs away and believe in America. Measure your success by customer satisfaction not by Wall Street analysts recommendations.


  10. Good Place To Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Job flexibility and ability to work from home is great

    Cons

    The compensations could be better

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. IBM has great opportunities for learning and development.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.



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