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IBM Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated Mar 30, 2014
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3.0 34 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Unstable long-term US employment, but, otherwise a great opportunity.

Senior Managing Consultant (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsIBM provides employment flexibility, independence and a sharing of knowledge with professional co-workers. As an Enterprise Architect and Trusted Advisor, I was able to provide strategic influence over customer technologies and business operations. It was a great opportunity to help many different organizations.

ConsI had little influence on IBM's direction and management seemed to have been trying to figure out what the next leadership direction might be, at least regarding US employment. Employee concerns over employment may be summed up in a remark I heard... There are 2 types of IBM'ers, those that were laid off, and those that fear they will soon be laid off.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop chasing the 2015 promised stock value and start rebuilding the US presence. The return to shareholders for 2015, as promised, would be nice, but, keeping the company operating beyond 2015 would be even nicer. ...Best wishes.

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

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IBM struggling.

Software Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsGreat history in development of hardware and software that forms a strong foundation for the company.

ConsDifficulties integrating the vast number of software solutions they have acquired through various company purchases, compounded by a lack of qualified resources (both internal & external) to stand up those solutions in their customers increasingly complex environments.

Advice to Senior ManagementStep up investment & training in services area. Improve "Blue Wash" processes.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Only strategy going is one of cost reduction

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Cherry Hill, NJ

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

ProsGreat and intelligent people to work with. Gain experience in different business sectors. Some training but it is mostly online.

ConsThe annual review process is used as a hammer to prevent pay raises rather than inspire and promote. Continually raising utilization targets which in effect, negates your vacation and holidays. You could be laid off at any time without a good reason

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are your greatest assets start treating them as such.

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 opportunity to work on many different types of projects

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsGood place to start at if you want to travel and try new technologies

ConsToo much concerns of the qtr results versus focus on the customers

Advice to Senior ManagementMake investments in ALL employees and customers. Bottom line will take care of itself

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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IBM salary

Consultant (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsGood company to work for when young

ConsBad company to work for when old

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sales- business analytics software

Software Sales (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

Prosexcellent products. strong brand. culture of integrity.

Consbad territory/coverage model. internal systems are difficult and time consuming.

Advice to Senior Managementeliminate internal bureaucracies, allow reps to focus more time on activities that create customer value

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Secure job with descent pay but unsatisfying.

CBD Consultant (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsVery secure, not bad pay, lots of opportunity to travel.

ConsVery bureaucratic - a lot of leadership and acknowledgement is based on just playing the game right and all about knowing who to talk to.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to start a career

IT Consultant (Former Employee)
Phila, PA

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

ProsTried and true method
Great Benefits
Provides a wide range of experience and exposure to industries and technologies

ConsLarge organization, hard to build strong personal relationships
Frequent organizational changes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to learn about technology and work with top global clients.

Associate Partner (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsGreat learning opportunities, large global presence, opportunities to work outside of US, clients are top global companies, you can work with leading edge software solutions and other technology

ConsBusiness model doesn't support true management consulting, large bureaucracy, compensation is at or below market and does not promote cross-brand collaboration,

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Salary is good, but working conditions have become Scrooge-like.

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsQuality company with stable history.

ConsWorking conditions have tolerated to the point of one employee being asked to skip a funeral to work on a proposal. Are continually expected to work nights and weekends and vacations, not just in extraordinary circumstances.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdhere to reasonable working hours, and treat employees with respect not as slave labor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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