IBM Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • You can work from home or office (when you are in town) (in 1347 reviews)

  • Depending on projects - excellent work-life balance (in 1315 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is basically non existent (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior management has lost it's sense of what the corporate mission is (in 214 reviews)

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  1. Good Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Dublin, OH
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work experience People are helpful and with good knowledge

    Cons

    No interactions with other interns No benefits other than salary


  2. Outdated and old Dinosaur

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    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

    The employees are the best technical people I have met and are rewarded by being RA'D (Layoffs).

    Cons

    They will just throw anyone in as First Line Management. As far as advancement I didn't see that much. As least that is what I had experienced.

    Advice to Management

    At least in my experience Management should quit hitting the bar across the street and actually get to know and listen to all your employees.


  3. Too big

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Dublin, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities in various organizations and locations

    Cons

    Too big, too many things going on. Too much duplication, too many rules.

    Advice to Management

    break apart


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  5. Collection of acquired companies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Writer in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Writer in Dublin, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Name recognition, international company, decent pay

    Cons

    Too many acquired companies make up a disjointed corporation with no consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell employees they have a career when all they really have is a job.


  6. entirely depends on where you are at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Dublin, OH

    I have been working 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

    Great flexibility, good opportunity for movement

    Cons

    Penny wise, pound foolish. Very poor management decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Do what it takes to keep key personnel. Don't get cheap and try to do with inferior talent.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Seems List it is going downhill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Specialist in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Brand Specialist in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at IBM

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Prospecting is good at IBM because you don't need to explain to accounts who IBM is.

    Cons

    IBM is a big, difficult company in which to work and hard to get things done. Furthermore, jobs are being outsourced and the foreign staff, while very nice, don't get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the big picture - outsourcing isn't all it is cracked up to be. Loosen up on all the red tape and bureaucracy. There is a reason why IBM isn't as profitable as other software companies and the people aren't the reason.


  8. Good experience in working for IBM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at IBM

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great access to many resources. There are many opportuniites to mentor and and be a mentee. IBM has access to many training opportunities.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive and are not that comprehensive

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the approval chain to get things approved. It shouldn't take 3 months to get something approved, especially on projects that have a hard deadline.


  9. Nothing great a company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at IBM

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

    Pros

    The more you negotiate the better the position would be. The irony is person who do not have basics in your domain would interview and decide your growth in the organization

    Cons

    If the level of entry is good, your life is good. otherwise, it is really miserable

    Advice to Management

    The PDF concept is a nonsense, why because, the SME panel who reviewed my work do not belong to my domain at all.



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