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Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Staff Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Armonk, NY

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good...Good leave policy...

    Cons

    Once joined no growth,Salary seized...

    Advice to Management

    To India manager: Instead of looking only your growth, think about your reporties growth also...


  2. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Quiet rural location. Relatively close to NYC.

    Cons

    Quiet rural location. High taxes.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Go elsewhere for marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Armonk, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Working from home, prestigious degree of technical talent, flexible schedule, brand recognition

    Cons

    Field marketing aka demand programs a.k.a. performance marketing at this company is antiquated. Tools are dramatically out of date and slow. IBM will never be able to keep up with its more nimble competitors for this reason.

    Advice to Management

    Replace Unica, Lotus Notes, and Verse with industry standard tools that will make you competitive. The elephant in the room is employee productivity and it's terrible. No one's watching employee productivity. Enable your current employees, don't cut them. Stop hiring Indian contractors to do the work of your own employees. If you have the right tools, you wouldn't have to hire so many contractors. Stop building and start buying. Corporate pride gets in the way of doing business. Analyze where your workforce is spending useless cycles and use the prodigious talent and techniques you have but are not using to improve productivity. Stop turning a blind eye.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    BIg Dinosaur

    Current Employee - Portfolio Marketing Manager in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Portfolio Marketing Manager in Armonk, NY

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

    Pros

    Great Learning, Many Resources, Sophisticated Process, Smart People

    Cons

    Declining Business Revenue, Tighter Management, Collapsing Moral, Restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Many people has to quit due to keep EPS. They were good people, and mgmt will meet they lost great resources.


  6. Recruiter

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Interesting work, remote/distance work option.

    Cons

    Poor technical support, poor training.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Wake up call for IBM

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY

    I worked at IBM (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, cool office life

    Cons

    No future roadmap Confused leadership and takes time to act


  8. Helpful (2)

    How it is working at IBM - Don't ask!

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

    I have been working at IBM (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Technical Talent & research capabilities

    Cons

    Declining services business, which seem to be never recoverable.

    Advice to Management

    Up the sales and stop bleeding the base by cuts with no logic.


  9. Sys Admin

    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Armonk, NY

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

    Pros

    - salary on time - multicultural environment

    Cons

    - a lot of bureaucracy - slow development

    Advice to Management

    Put more value over the ppl you have unless you want to lose them


  10. Overall Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

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

    Pros

    -Employees love sharing their experiences and knowledge with young interns -Pleasant place to work -Encourages collaboration in all things having to do with IBM -Good pay -Dedicated employees that spend more than 40 hours a week working

    Cons

    -there is nothing bad that I have to say from my short stay here as an intern during the summer

    Advice to Management

    -I really think everything here at IBM is great and having more events to teach new hires about the many many things that happen at IBM could be beneficial


  11. Cooperative Internship at IBM

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Transfer Pricing Co-op in Armonk, NY
    Current Intern - Transfer Pricing Co-op in Armonk, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Smart and Talented Staff Learning experiences in your department are second to none Flexible with School related issues ( Tests and Group Projects) Remote accessibility allows for easy work from home days if there are poor weather conditions Offsite training days allow for a nice break from the office while still being able to learn and interact with your team Great compensation with Time and a half overtime (in excess of 40 hours a week) Compensation Increases almost directly with the number of credits earned each semester as an intern Company Softball League is a great stress reliever at the end of a long week (every Thursday in the summer) Blue wave events allow interns to meet and discuss key issues with the executives of the company Interns receive 5 paid sick days during the Year

    Cons

    learning curve on IBM in house language hard to pick up on Acronyms have a variety of meanings First month is a blur of trying to figure out how to use systems and understand whats going on in meetings Fast pace environment There can be some down time ( read as much material as you can and ask questions)

    Advice to Management

    Have more training secessions with interns or have interns write down a brief description of there duties and how they discovered the best way to accomplish tasks. This may serve as a break in the learning cure, allowing new interns to benefit from the success of past interns (specific to department) e.g. accounting.. Ultimately making for a greater experience for each intern that is hired in to the company. Have one on one meetings with your interns every few weeks to see how they are progressing, and have a project that will be worked on by the interns and manger to enhance the manger employee relationship. It would be nice to have one full time employee walk an intern through each of the systems that they will be most involved with during their internship.



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