IBM Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
11,853 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1297 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1271 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 410 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 207 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor return on pension, really, after all my years of service 1%?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Storage Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Storage Sales in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any, used to be a good resume builder, not anymore.

    Cons

    Lost their vision. Too much nepotism. Poor pay, too many chiefs, not enough "producing" Indians. A 1% return paid on my pension after all my years of service? Talk about a slap in the face. It was bad enough when you took it away, but with all your profits to only pay 1%? Worthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep cutting to the bone and treating your employees like crap. I'm sure you'll land safely with your golden parachute, but you'll be known as Captain's of the Titanic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    No longer good. Things are going downhill. Useless management.

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work flexibility. Decent training. Nothing else.

    Cons

    Pay no longer competitive. Bonus, GDP are now zero.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth. Stop being obsessed with useless metrics like the 2015 roadmap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    For 25 years overall a great company to work for, now trending down.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great people and opportunities. Cutting edge technology. I've made many life-long friends around the world and worked on some amazing projects.

    Cons

    Increasingly all decisions made by accountants, and not by the visionaries. Ridiculous amounts of red-tape for the most simple decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop driving the company by cost-cutting. It's a death-spiral. You talk about trust and responsibility, but don't walk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent; Very good for travelling consultants

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Takes care of consultants very well. Company has lots of benefits for IBM US employees, not many for IBM India employees. Insurance, car rental, etc are some of the benefits that you would not find in other companies.

    Cons

    Some of the processes are very illogical and take a long time; Some of the managers are pain to handle. Sometimes, it reminds me of an Indian government enterprise. Very difficult to switch from one line of work to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be flexible and give chance to employees to pursue something they really want to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very well organized company. We were purchased by IBM and integrated slowly and efficiently.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    If you like high structure and rules, this is the company for you. Procedures are well written. Travel sites and reimbursement is easy and done quickly. If you enjoy a specialized area such as consulting or sales, lots of opportunities. Using Sametime instead of email is very nice.

    Cons

    If you need more flexibility and growth - IBM usually takes longer to do anything. Resources like software and hardware can take awhile to obtain. Management normally is not proficient in technical skills but in manager skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more flexible and able to change with the times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Enjoyed it while is lasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Entitlement Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Entitlement Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    The site I worked at closed, management knew the lay offs were coming but didn't inform anyone until the last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more forthcoming with information that effect people lives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    It was a great ride!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Line Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - First Line Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot and met a lot of great people.

    Cons

    You can get disillusioned by being just a number in a company so vast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly care about the lives and careers of your people working for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    IBM is not a bad company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Project pipeline is pretty healthy

    Cons

    No pay increase was given

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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