IBM Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Sound, Pioneer Company that is dedicated to training it's employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    N/A


  2. It was truly a learning experience for me

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  3. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Excellent management. Talented professionals.

    Cons

    Moving some IT work offshore to be competitive

    Advice to Management

    Higher level management works a lot of overtime.


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  5. Extraordinary time constraints, lots of overtime

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    IBM Name was considered positive, nice to wear IBM badge

    Cons

    Too much overtime, very overworked

    Advice to Management

    Add staff, make realistic schedules


  6. Good Company Poor Project Management

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Projects
    Good Learning Opportunity
    Better Growth Prospective

    Cons

    Definetly not true if we look at overall company, but here is what experienced in my one project with IBM :-

    Poor project planning
    Unnecessary call for weekend work
    Poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Project status might be green only on paper but not in reality. I will suggest upper management to be more diligence when reviewing this kind of reports.


  7. It used to be a good company to work for

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A Well known company. A good place to learn and use new software. There is room for growth depending on your expertise and where you work.

    Cons

    The bulk of the work is being sent out of the united states. They used to use folks in the U.S. to do the work. Now like many other companies, they use India, Brazil etc. They are all about numbers, layoffs and cutting corners. Its not like the old IBM I knew and loved. They let folks go and double the work the current workers have without compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget what made this company, Watson must be rolling around in his grave


  8. Company is Awesome.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


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    not your fathers IBM

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

    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

    You get pretty decent benefits. First line management seems to care about their group. peers are willing to help you out.

    Cons

    low pay. callouts every weekend. upper management does not seem to care. every day there seems to be a new direction.

    Advice to Management

    retire


  10. Overall, satisfactory. The company is so big that you feel as if you simply are just a number. Not much development.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good work/life balance. Company has unlimited training resources at your disposal if you are in selected fields only, however.

    Cons

    Feel just like a number. If not a research scientist or in sales, you feel as if your contribution is not worth much.

    Advice to Management

    Try to develop "all" of your people, not just a select few.


  11. Accounting company that happens to sell technology.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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