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IBM Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
12,328 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.  

    This is a stable and fast-growing enviornment, great benefits, and potential transfer within the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    fast growing environment, great benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    no salary increase, too many procedures to follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Excellent management. Talented professionals.

    Cons

    Moving some IT work offshore to be competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher level management works a lot of overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    A great stock to own

    Cons

    Big, sometimes a number...but you must pull information, pull career development activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    IBM is a great place to start your Career

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong support and training available, smart colleagues, (relatively) stable company, always a challenge around the corner. IBM treats it's entry level employees fairly well, and the health care offered is fantastic.

    Cons

    Like others have said, as a consultant prepare to work long hours with clients that may not hold IBM in the highest regard. Also, in the near 2 years I've worked here, the companies financial performance has been declining. That has definitely reduced morale around the office, and the feeling by those around me is "why try hard this year, there are no bonuses anyway"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With improved financial performance overall, it would be a better place to work. I know that's not an easy ask.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    CURRENT & Future employment

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

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

    Pros

    Great people in S&D and excellent MGT... GBS could use some classes in how to treat employees with respect and not verbal abuse - Just a few bad apples and it rolls down from there. But other manager are great and will help you all they can!! Some of the smartest people in the world!

    Cons

    You work in your job description and that is about it.. NOT too much room to branch out BUT lots of mobility across the silos after your 2 year commitment. Be sure you manage your our career as it is up to you to get ahead... Negotiate pay on the way in as in sales... that is where your base stays.... ONE you leave - you will be labeled "IBM" and the employer will assume you cannot sell without the entire BUS.. so other jobs are difficult to get... but you will get lots of interviews since IBM has good reputation..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    explain to employees that they need to manage their own careers as their managers will not...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Technician

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Team Lead in Houston, TX

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is very competitive and benefits are good

    Cons

    Time spent working can be consuming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Sound, Pioneer Company that is dedicated to training it's employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Big emphasis on training it's employees if you are in a customer facing role whether it is sales or technical it is required that you not only attend but pass Global Sales School and it is intense!

    Cons

    Big emphasis on reports, certifications in your field. If you're in a technical role your success is contingent on your sales specialists success and your bonus payout is paid quarterly. You are ranked among your peers and pay grade so, there is no guarantee that you will get a payout. Pay raises are only given to the top 1%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was truly a learning experience for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company is Awesome.

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

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

    Pros

    Work Culture, work life Balance, Job Security, Travelling opportunities, Career Advance, Training for Self Improvements

    Cons

    Work Pressure, Too much Travel, Hectic day to day assignments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Accounting company that happens to sell technology.

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Generally good management
    Ethical and fair
    Good technology

    Cons

    As an accounting company, expenses are managed maniacally
    Being so big, things move and change very slowly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring new folks to add more agility to the organization. Don't obsess over expenses (including comp plans) which degrade morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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