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IBM Reviews in Orlando, FL

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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2.3 9 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(3 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most managers are pretty flexible if you want to work from home a couple days a week(in 1225 reviews)

  • There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up(in 1184 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work(in 369 reviews)

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

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

    STG Brand Sales Specialist (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

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

    ConsSales 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 Senior ManagementStreamline 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Too much Politics preventing employees from moving forward

    Technical Sales Specialist (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsFlexible hours, work from home

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IBM going down in a blaze of glory

    SSR (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsNot 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.

    ConsBeen 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 Senior ManagementLook for a new job

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, awful executive management

    Senior IT Architect (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsHealth benefits, home office, name recognition

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to basics with the employees, grow revenue instead of cutting costs

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    Lacks Intelligence

    Applications Manager (Former Employee) Lake Mary, FL

    ProsBenefits are the only thing that this company provides.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quite Satisfactory

    Advisory IT Specialist (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

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

    ConsYou can get lost in its huge workforce and matrix structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let people feel isolated

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    Many opportunities and diverse jobs available

    Consulting IT Specialist (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsIBM 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.

    ConsIn 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wear the Blue Suit

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsIBM really provides it all. If you want to work in a certain area of IT, the company does provide support tools to achieve those goals. Also, if you are an experienced project manager, you will have the opportunity to manage very large, complex installations within a few short years. The culture of IBM differs from Deloitte and Accenture in that it has a much more rigid hierarchy and is truly a corporate environment. The blue suit rule still stands.

    ConsIBM is really a mature organization, therefore, newly hired college graduates are expected to act within their roles and not make waves. Innovation that matters is true, but only if there has been a thorough business case brought to bear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMid-level managers need to learn people management skills. Mentoring and leadership skills are lacking and younger consultants can feel disengaged in the virtual workplace.

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    Not your Dads IBM

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsGood stepping stone to start your IT. Learn as much as you can then move on to a real rewarding job.

    ConsManagement have no clue. They are arrogant and do take care of the low ranking employees. You will not be appreciated or rewarded for your hard work. They always look at the bottom line and how to cut cost without any regards for the employees. Management is a good old boys club. You need to rub elbows with the right people and brown nose your way to the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the people that does the real work!!

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