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Pros
  • You can work from home or office (when you are in town) (in 1347 reviews)

  • Depending on projects - excellent work-life balance (in 1315 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is basically non existent (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior management has lost it's sense of what the corporate mission is (in 214 reviews)

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  1. Excellent experience

    Current Employee - Acquisition in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Acquisition in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Large co big name great health benefits

    Cons

    Too many weekend & past 5 hours workedNone

    Advice to Management

    Great


  2. Company is stuck in the past

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - I T Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - I T Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can work from home.

    Cons

    Everyone within the company is very old. Processes are the same and it's hard to get results due to all the politics

    Advice to Management

    Help the younger generation within the company grow


  3. Great people, smart, knowledgeable.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transition Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Transition Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good employees. Benefits were ok.

    Cons

    Contractors always the first to go when stock goes down, even when this is work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Use your resources smarter. You have a lot of talent you are getting rid of.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Too much Politics preventing employees from moving forward

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work from home

    Cons

    stress can come down anytime from management and the politics behind the scenes are beyond anything I've seen working for three previous Fortune 500 companies.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees well, and compensate them for their hard work. Stop hiring more and more managers, and decreasing your sales and technical sales force.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great brand, great products and services, huge bureaucracy, complex sales comp plan with unrealistic sales quotas

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - STG Brand Sales Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - STG Brand Sales Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand, great products and services, a fantastic organization to take your career in many directions

    Cons

    Sales culture and processes have huge bureaucracy, complex sales comp plan with unrealistic sales quotas, and it takes an army to meet with a customer and move deals forward

    Advice to Management

    Streamline sales processes, improve and simplify sales comp plans and sales quotas, allow for sales professionals to run deals and close business without needing multiple sales people and managers to be involved in the sales process


  7. Helpful (2)

    IBM going down in a blaze of glory

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SSR in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - SSR in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a whole lot. IBM used to be a industry leader and everybody wanted to work for them. IBM consists of a lot of new hires, which can be good, but most of the senior folks were let go.

    Cons

    Been 10 years since I had a raise and I've gotten 2+ and 3's. People getting let go left and right. Quality of service being deliverered to IBM customers is getting worse and IBM employees treated as a burden and inconvenience.

    Advice to Management

    Look for a new job


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good people, awful executive management

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

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

    Pros

    Health benefits, home office, name recognition

    Cons

    Lack of advancement, salary freezes, offshoring of jobs, executive incompetence and greed, insane focus on internal processes and measurements

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics with the employees, grow revenue instead of cutting costs


  9. Helpful (1)

    Lacks Intelligence

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Lake Mary, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are the only thing that this company provides.

    Cons

    Lack of management skills, care for workers, and innovative products. Has become nothing but a sweat shop for avarice corporate leaders.


  10. Quite Satisfactory

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand Value Is tremendous, looks great on resume. Exposure to best projects and exciting travel opportunities.

    Cons

    You can get lost in its huge workforce and matrix structure

    Advice to Management

    Don't let people feel isolated


  11. Helpful (2)

    Many opportunities and diverse jobs available

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting IT Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Consulting IT Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IBM is a really large company and there are many opportunities to do some interesting jobs. There are many chances for training ... as long as it's free and it's on your own time. IBM has some really good benefits, although they recently froze their pension plan, they do have a good 401K plan. If you don't have to be on a customer site, then IBM is a big believer in work@home.

    Cons

    In many parts of IBM, one has to constantly be worried about their job being off shored. Many jobs in IBM require onsite presence and/or weekly travel to customer sites. Many of the jobs are tied to customer contracts, so when contract ends or isn't renewed you have to find another job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being such a bean counter and reward loyal employees for their service. Seems like a waste to keep buying your own stock back just to pump up the share price so senior management gets their bonuses.



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