IBM Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    The company has lost its soul

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Company Misdirected

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. 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


  7. 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.


  8. Lot of opportunities to learn about various industries and domains. Keeps you ahead of time if you utilize the avail enable opportunities smartly.

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

    Freedom given to build your own solutions and add your own flavour to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes travel becomes hectic

    Advice to Management

    Help employees foster imagination abd creativity more.


  9. Working for IBM

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

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair Salary and Benefits.

    Cons

    They don't car much for the average worker

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your workers


  10. Great place to start but not to stay

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers Access to lots of learning resources Excellent conferences and training

    Cons

    Weak executives (blame and fire the troops, never take responsibility) Too many managers and lifers Too much process, slow in a fast moving industry Below average pay

    Advice to Management

    We need more autonomy, less supervision


  11. Hard life as a contractor

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

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent for the role.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling for contractors that is not talked about.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people as regulars who know the job rather than on title and status.



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