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IBM Reviews in Dallas, TX

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
12,363 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disatisfying place to work.

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medical benefits are good or if you get sick and go on disability IBM is very supportive.
    iBM on your resume looks good.
    Work life balance is good.
    Recommend if you need a job but not for a long term carrier growth unless you have Excecutive in your title. You've reached a position where you can sit on the confi chair and ride it to retirement.

    Cons

    Many layers of middle management. Each trying to show their value by mandating unnecessary certifications to acquire. This also creates lots red tape, unnecessary work and you can't move progress very quickly. When revenue numbers are low all at the bottom of the food chain are held accountable except for sales which are in control. Layoffs are common at the beginning of every year. You just can't settle down because great performance will not save you.
    Lack of training to get your job done. Its learn it on your own or land in the fire.
    It's not a customer comes first type of company. It's sell them something and move on to the next leaving the customer to sink or swim. A lot of cost cutting measures have been put in place so much so that employees are buying their own laptops. Rejections for needed supplies are happening so you have to raid office supply shelves.
    Its a place where you always need to cover your behind and all are in to get credit for others work. The folks that have been around for many years are there because they are master of the game and it reminds me of high school popularity clicks with some bullying that goes around.
    Provides no sense of accomplishment. Disatisfying place to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the unnecessary multiple layers of middle management.
    Hold sales accountable for revenue.
    Stop creating blanket mandatory certifications on topics that are not applicable to job being performed.
    Stop being so cheap on supplies needed to get our work done.

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

    Great Employees!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IBM (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    IBM's old values still exist even though things are changing day to day. I am proud to be apart of this company and I happy I had the opportunity to work here.

    Cons

    I am not sure of any cons, with IBM I am working behind the scenes. I am sure there are some but I am not aware of any.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Forward Thinking & Innovative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Sales Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Sales Technician in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technology firm with a proven legacy of success and innovation.

    Cons

    Paradigm shift away from core tenants is proving disruptive and challenging for personnel interested in retiring with the firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many managers should make it a personal mission to become at least as technically savvy as the as personnel with whom they oversee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    IBM is a good employer, but has changed significantly in the past few years. There is a constant fear of layoffs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Alliance Management in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Alliance Management in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great ability to move from one unit to another. It's the ability to change jobs without having to change employers.

    Cons

    As of late, there has become a constant fear of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the regular drumbeat of layoffs. It's not real motivating to current employees and it makes it harder to get the better new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fair

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has a good Name Brand

    Cons

    The Culture is rapidly declining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Planned, tested and performance analysis on performance of critical business applications and infrastructure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist - Testing in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist - Testing in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Overall a great place and a wonderful place to learn a vast amount in many areas.

    Cons

    Extensive travel, management has become very non-personal and non-existent over the past few years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Once a great place....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Line Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - First Line Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition. An Ok work environment but salary increases are a thing of the past. A great place holder for the last job on your resume.

    Cons

    Long list. No salary increases, managers are required to cut 10% of their employees each year. Maniacal focus on expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and let's return to the values that made the company great by Tom Sr. IBM has lost its way, all in the name of its 2015 "Roadmap".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Product Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance - flexibility to get the job done when and how you choose

    Cons

    poor pay, lack of face-2-face time with management, no executive advancement opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changing the business model every 2 years has not worked. We need all new management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The big get greedier and greedier.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bid Support Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Bid Support Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They do nurture a teaming culture, as long as it doesn't interfere with profits.

    Cons

    You are only given personal growth and training if it going to benefit the company's bottom line. Good benefits are a thing of the past as well with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What goes around comes around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent experience overall, but major changes over last 5 years don't align with a productive business model.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    History of this company is exceptional. Training was excellent at the time of my transition in. Professional employees who are dedicated, competent and personable. Workload fluctuates and expectations are relatively clear and communicated well in certain divisions.

    Cons

    Values used to be strong and clear, but these have disintegrated and moral has diminished greatly. Individual employee value seems almost non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with employees as to career paths and skill set improvements. Don't spring major changes on employees that can impact their responsibilities and careers out of the blue. Utilize the excellent talent you have at your disposal more effectively by getting accurate feedback and suggestions without political repercussions and backlash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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