IBM Reviews in New York, NY

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
12,012 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most managers are pretty flexible if you want to work from home a couple days a week (in 1228 reviews)

  • There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up (in 1189 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 373 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 202 reviews)

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  1.  

    Service areas want client money and employees can be replaced.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, Smart people,Working from home,

    Cons

    long hours, work life balance, management support

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company with unlimited Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Partner  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Whatever you want to do can be found at IBM. Pay can be good depending on what part of the business you enter. Ability to work at home for most job functions is great for work-life balance.

    Cons

    With such a big company you can get lost unless you seek opportunities. Bureaucratic much like any big companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify IBM from the inside out, it will resonate with clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant - Consulting by Degrees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CBD is a good program for someone who wants an opportunity to learn a lot about different businesses and consulting projects right out of school. Lots of opportunities to get involved in the program and company outside of specific role - if you are a go-getter, you can get a lot out of the CBD program.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get staffed on specific projects - you need to be open to making the most of wherever you land.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall solid company, good place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If in the right division and position, good culture and ability to grow. IBM still a consistent brand and vendor with large customers (low in mid-market), continues to drive the "back-office" of the enterprise.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, if not in the right management structure could be difficult to navigate. Complex relationships internally between brands and groups, need to be able to maneuver through a thoroughly diverse set of organizations. Not uncommon for a company with excess of 100k employees (x4).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers - Focus on talent. Hire the best. Allow them to get outside the box. Help them navigate the engine that is IBM.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Really smart people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Access to great technology and content that allows you to do your job

    Cons

    Huge organization, hard to get recognized. Business units work in silos. Few incentives to cross collaborate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Stable Good R&D beginning. Unstable now

    Cons

    Hardware go down. Only see short term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have vision for long term

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong potential for long term career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    work / life balance, ability to have a long career with many jobs internally

    Cons

    remote workforce makes face to face meetings difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leading by example is the key to transforming IBM's culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to hide

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits... I pay nothing for my medical but pay for family, major discounts from partners, free solid financial planning, all the IBM training you want, they teach respect for employees

    Cons

    Lots of people with more than 20 years just hanging out and dodging bullets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM has great R&D and top products and solutions....remove the red tape. Its just too hard to do business with IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    GBS Sr. Managing Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Big 4 consulting org
    6% match on 401k
    generous vacation and holiday time off
    Warm leads from SWG and other sales teams
    Most funded R&D org in the industry; most patents in world each year
    Respected Engineering firm

    Cons

    Salary is lower than industry average
    No pay raises
    No bonus in GBS
    Not a marketing firm (lacks marketing expertise to bring new innovative products to market - speech failed, mobile failed, collaboration tools don't hold a match to google docs, will see how watson does)
    Loads of processes that are costly but ineffective - DS&P, PMR, Delivery Excellence, etc.
    Ran by spreadsheets, lots of resource actions all around company to meet 2015 financial goals; lots of offshoring key roles for same reasons;
    high pressure for over 100% consultant utilization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance utilization quota with sales quota
    Get rid of all the red tape - work against ourselves on most deals - hard to win with such high markups

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Former PwC Managers brought into IBM are awful

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

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    IBM has Terrific technical talent

    Cons

    Unfortunately Talent is being eroded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long term value, not merely the stock value today

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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