IBM Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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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. Tivoli Administrator

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    Former Employee - Tivoli Monitoring Administrator in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Tivoli Monitoring Administrator in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They will train you and provide a highly challenging environment where you will strive to grow. Forms you into a very efficient worker. The world respects IBM workers as being very good.

    Cons

    Due to financial state of company you can not count on your job to remain in your area or country.

    Advice to Management

    Keep faith in IBM it will eventually get back on track and grow strong once again.


  2. project management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits always good at large companies, unlimited sick time, great education library

    Cons

    Works you to death expect 24/7 coverage

    Advice to Management

    how about not giving Ginny a 3 million dollar bonus as you lay off thousands of employees at the same time


  3. Good experience for entry level positions.

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    Current Employee - SAN Storage Administrator in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - SAN Storage Administrator in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Introduced to wide variety of technologies. A few opportunities to take classes. Wide variety of "self serve" training opportunities. The people are generally nice to work with and for.

    Cons

    Not competitive with compensation. Constantly losing the top performers while holding onto non contributors. In turn very high employee turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Need more competitive wages to retain the talent level. Too much turnover and entry level talent.


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  5. It has it's pro's and con's like any other job

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Dubuque, IA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to learn alot about different software, your way around a server, and change management process.

    Cons

    Antiquated processes created because the small number that did mess things up. If one personal makes a mistake, everybody essentially pays for it by being inundated with more bloated process so the mistake doesn't happen again. Haven't seen a solid vision for the Delivery center part of the IBM business, therefore motivation to do better and succeed has been sucked pretty well dry.

    Advice to Management

    Please encourage your employees and have conversations on how to advance their career based upon their goals and interests. You shape how employees see the company and their vision for their future with the company


  6. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with IBM right out of college. It is a very rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Management needed to work out some issues in order to make the rest of the Delivery Center more successful.


  7. SAP Security Consultant

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    Former Employee - SAP Security Consultant in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - SAP Security Consultant in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company to work for.

    Cons

    Outsourced all accounts. Got layoff

    Advice to Management

    I was one of the best employee


  8. Positive

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good team work

    Cons

    Long hours, too many meetings


  9. Sea of cubicles

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    Former Employee - Assistant Project Managet in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Managet in Dubuque, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is not a well run company. There was almost nothing enjoyable. They should bolt the windows closed so nobody jumps.

    Cons

    I carried quadruple the expected work load, earned one of the highest ratings at evaluation time and never saw one raise in almost three years.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, increase pay with performance reviews if justified, offer better programs for employee development.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Love my job, love IBM, losing faith in the leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good co-workers, instant company name recognition

    Cons

    Company is constantly downsizing, and in our area, the pay is pretty low

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your best people go; it costs more to train new than to retrain your old people.


  11. Team Lead

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Dubuque, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits while working are great

    Cons

    Layoffs can happen at any time anywhere

    Advice to Management

    Longer term outlooks for any job in the company do not look good right now in the USA



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