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Updated Mar 29, 2014
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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(3,287 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Most managers are pretty flexible if you want to work from home a couple days a week"
    in 1178 reviews
  • "There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up"
    in 1142 reviews
Cons:
  • "Demanding on time -- puts increasing pressure on maintaining work life balance"
    in 356 reviews
  • "Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management"
    in 198 reviews
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    It was truly a learning experience for me

    Client Technical Specialist (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThey take every action to ensure your success. They value training

    ConsTo rigid, uptight, business casual atmosphere but still has the blue suit white shirt, red tie mentality

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossmart people; nice package; friendly people; flexible

    Conshierarchy, long hours, leadership, development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Midwest City, OK

    ProsExcellent training, instant credibility and expectation of quality from clients

    ConsComplicated culture, don't plan on staying for life...find your launching pad

    Advice to Senior Managementremember the satisfied employee is the best salesperson you have

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    CBD Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing opportunity for recent college graduates. Ability to learn and expand resume very quickly.

    ConsCan entail a great deal of traveling, and at times the company can feel cold.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to launch a career for someone right out of college.

    ConsMust be willing to navigate the corporate culture in order to succeed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    pockets of innovation but bureaucratic

    Manager Partner Solutions (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThe company provides many opportunities in diverse businesses with smart people. The company thrives on interconnected work forces around the US and internationally. So you will be part of larger teams on a regular basis. The company focuses on its customers and has a strong flavor of business ethics.

    ConsThere are lots of layers of management for approvals and budgets (not unusual in a very large company). The company really does not develop many cutting edge software products but it does do its best to partner with other companies to offer solid solutions to its customers. Because teams are spread out geographically you have to not mind to be on conference calls on a very regular basis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsLots of opportunities at IBM.

    ConsCan be hard to find the right opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart executives, phenomenal technology but ancient processes

    Research Staff Member (Former Employee)
    Ithaca, NY

    ProsCollaborative atmosphere, smart people, investment in basic science and research, proactive opportunity creation and advancement for women, phenomenal technologies. highest integrity and ethics. lots of opportunities to move within the company. Watson strategy will propel the company to next level. Top executives (VP level and above) are smart and excellent at what they do.

    Consprocesses designed for the last decade prevent company from moving fast enough to compete with new threats. Not-invented-here syndrome. Poor middle management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire smart people from outside to shake up middle management which likes to stick to processes that give them job security. 20th century was for the "BIG" - economy of scale, business models that rewarded the power of many, recognize that 21st century is the century of "nano" - create nano innovation incubators within IBM

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good company with solid reputation

    Server Solutions Specialist (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsIBM is a very reputable, profitable and rewarding company to work for.

    ConsThe biggest challenge is work life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Consultant - Consulting by Degrees

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCBD is a good program for someone who wants an opportunity to learn a lot about different businesses and consulting projects right out of school. Lots of opportunities to get involved in the program and company outside of specific role - if you are a go-getter, you can get a lot out of the CBD program.

    ConsIt is difficult to get staffed on specific projects - you need to be open to making the most of wherever you land.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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