IBM

  www.ibm.com
  www.ibm.com

IBM Reviews in New York, NY

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
12,149 Reviews
3.1
12,149 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
3,848 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1321 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1289 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 416 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 209 reviews)

More Highlights

353 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Can't compete with modern competitors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -People are generally very friendly,
    -hours / work location is flexible.
    -not much need to travel

    Cons

    -Way too executive driven, not engineering driven
    -Older, slow-moving culture
    -Few growth opportunities
    -Relatively low salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make engineers happy, rather than shareholders. Shed several executive layers. Promote engineers. Pay engineers on a level competitive with Google and Facebook and Wal-Mart(!). The $20 EPS target is overly restrictive. Get rid of it. Try to make a company that Google and Facebook employees might want to switch to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Four wasted years of my professional life.

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of one.

    Cons

    100% travel. No work/life balance. Minimum of 60 hours a week traveling Monday - Friday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Flailing a bit right now, but great people to work with....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITS Client Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - ITS Client Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You will be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated and smart group of peers to work with. You'll work alongside some of the best and brightest.

    Cons

    The leadership can be disappointing at times... more interested in their own careers than doing what's right by the business or our clients. The benefits are not nearly as good as they used to be, and the compensation for quota employees is "managed" to make sure that no one is bringing home piles of money. If you're on track to blow out your number, don't be surprised by a quota increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what Ginni preaches... work for the success of our clients and the company and your own success will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Great company with great professional talented team.

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

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance with great compensation. Solid technical tools to get the job done. They hire solid talent so you grow your career along with being super productive with shared business goals.

    Cons

    Can be variable in recruitment space as projects vary in closure. Part of any recruitment company in terms of being adaptive. Overall, great experience during my couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company Over the Years; Starting to Slip

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work assignments, opportunity to change career paths

    Cons

    Stock dividend focus over employee morale and workload within the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what made IBM great - the employees. Start caring about them again.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Boring

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

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good name, good brand, maybe could impress someone that don't know the company internally, etc. Definitely avoid there at any cost.

    Cons

    Absolutely everything. Boring projects, managers like dinosaurs, low salary, 12 hours working everyday, middle management try to sell their company dream per second

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave and try to get work in the start up industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    IBM Great Potential and Opportunity; Lack Performance Methodology for Employee Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Large Company with resources globally. Working in the IBM Global Services allowed for a variety of experiences. IBM Stock, IBM Name; Work/Life Balance Efforts. Great people.

    Cons

    Salary stagnation; not willing to take a chance on initiatives from remote workers; unrewarded 150%. The bell curve performance rating process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Performance Methodology leaves people feeling unmotivated. The top 10 have survived in an area and then are systematically made to be on the "bottom". The people who step up and take on additional responsibility are never rewarded during reorganizations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed Emotions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great place to get started in technology. Gained global perspective and business processes both internal and external. Enjoyed working with a bunch of talented and dedicated colleagues

    Cons

    Career at IBM really depends on who your "Executive Sponsor" or "Godfather" is.....A lot people get lost in the corporate blackhole......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    generate more hours for IBM supplementals than other contractors

    Current Employee - SSR - Support Services Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - SSR - Support Services Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    learning on every single calls/jobs

    Cons

    only have supplemental/part-time position only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    generate more hours for IBM supplementals than other contractors

  11.  

    Just OK

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

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

    Pros

    If you are interested in learning new technology, there are a lot of opportunities but if you are looking for the free classroom training that is very limited and requires additional approvals.

    Cons

    Regardless of how good you perform, climbing the corporate ladder is cumbersome. Go organic has make it simpler but still a lot of red tape is involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay attention to the employees showing an initiative to grow. Allow more access to technical training in collaboration with Software group. Special training is needed for Blue page managers to be more considerate and supportive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

Work at IBM? Share Your Experiences

IBM

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.