IBM Reviews in North Carolina

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
11,867 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1297 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1271 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 410 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 207 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

    Current Employee - STSM in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - STSM in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    High tech environment if in right area.

    Cons

    Resource reduction is a constant source of tension.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Techies rock

  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Worldwide Operations Manager in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Worldwide Operations Manager in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Myriad of opportunities if you take charge of your career.

    Cons

    Extremely large organization added to internal complexities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    System Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great people to work with.

    Cons

    You never knew from one quarter to the next if you were the next to be laid off. No stability. High stress. No raises or bonuses for over 10 years. Very greedy company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not what it use to be.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from any where.

    Cons

    No incentives, no raises, no team work, everyone on your team is your competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth, promotions, hire more people because we are swamped

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worked in Software Group for 15 years, ranging from WebSphere, Rational, mobile and cloud products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - STSM in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - STSM in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Working on new technologies all the time, presented with challenges to work across multiple teams, organization and geos, good place to cut your teeth in leadership

    Cons

    the company has been constantly cutting employee benefits and reducing investment in maintaining a vibrant working environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think of ways to rejuvenate the office dynamism, renovate the furnitures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work but salary not good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment for work, love the people, the work is really fun and interesting

    Cons

    Salary is terrible, no negotiation of salary, no path for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better, provide more coaching

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Appraised by results, not by how many hours worked. Excellent people - intelligent, well-motivated. Excellent opportunity for customer interaction.

    Cons

    Trying to do too much with too little. Understaffed. Often trying to catch up with technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in R&D. Do more to keep the top talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Tough but rewarding environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance options, good compensation, very good benefits package, very collegiate atmosphere, strong ethical policy which is reinforced annually, great technology leadership, senior management is constantly pushing the organization to innovate and change.

    Cons

    Large matrix of an organization can be hard to navigate until one is accustomed to it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    The flexible work schedule and work-at-home options are great for work/life balance, and the benefits are great. Excellent opportunities for education and career growth. Working with people all over the world keeps things interesting.

    Cons

    Long hours, an almost 'on demand' availability are expected if you want to move up - you're never really off work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ultra competitive environment can make reviews seem very subjective - it doesn't seem to matter how stellar you are if someone else in your department is working on a higher profile project. Reviews and ratings should be based on the individual's performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work for entry level professionals and high visible employees

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to network and learn about new technologies

    Cons

    Not much opportunities for senior developers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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