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IBM Reviews in Edison, NJ

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
7 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.  

    Good employer but not up to the image that they portray. Focus on moving many positions off shore for lower labor costs,

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fair market value salary. Generally knowledgeable peers. Part time telecommuting for position.

    Cons

    Pervasive use of underskilled contractors; no much job security (outsourcing and off-shoring jobs); constant management assessment of performance metrics of projects

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

    Bad management doesn't care about employee

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    I don't see any pros in this company anymore.People work in islands no connection being labelled as "Mobile"

    Cons

    Plenty of cons.Buerocratic management.Every feels like a boss.Behaves erratically with other vendors at client locations.No work ethics or respect towards client and or co vendor employees working at client location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop telling lies to outside world.God save the employees of this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best places to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee focussed healthy work culture

    Cons

    Nothing i could think of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    PAS SAP Leader

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    Current Employee - SAP Leader in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - SAP Leader in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    Best in the space we operate; run by values and ethics, flexible, innovation, thought leader, powered and backed up best research teams.

    Cons

    I could only see pros and cannot honestly think of any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Satisfactory

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Great exposure to technology and domain expretise.

    Cons

    Slow career growth and less carrer development

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    IBM consulting arm is more like offshore company.

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    A lot of resources and global opportunities

    Cons

    Too big a company and individual to get recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to re-establish IBM as a company that employee is the most important assets. Not just earning dollars or utilization

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Balance US Economy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in one of the most complex organization.
    Salary is competitive compared to Big 4.

    Cons

    Share Stock Options with Employees
    Change Annual Review Process. Its obsolete for virtual organization.
    Too much internal politics and conflict across groups and divisions.
    Siloed organization that works better in smaller groups.
    GBS is a body shop for 60% of its workforce. Top 10% gets more credit. Rest is public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic in expectations
    Be more collaborative with your workforce.
    White Glove Executives should not be encouraged.
    Rating employees on 1, 2+, 2 is not fair or justified.

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