IBM Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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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. Helpful (1)

    Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Great pay. Senior engineers ready to help. Mentoring programs available. Great place to gain experience with cross-functional teams.

    Cons

    In my time at IBM, I did not find any Cons. I regret leaving IBM. Cannot wait to get back into the company.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Pre-Sales Consultant

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    Current Employee - Presales Technical Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Presales Technical Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Steady company for the most part

    Cons

    Difficult to find new opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evolve


  3. Senior Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Flex time, casual dress, many locations

    Cons

    Big company, not agile, very corporate


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  5. good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. good place to work 2. good place to work 3. good work life balance 4. smart people 5. smart people

    Cons

    You may have a brilliant idea, but by the time you follow all required processes, and review it with all the stakeholders, and get your executive team to buy-in, there’s a good chance that it may not even resemble what you started with.


  6. Leaving end of month

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    Current Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Was good company years ago and helped me grow my career over the past 21 years. Fair benefits and wonderful people working in the company.

    Cons

    Way too much focus on the shareholder vs. focus on the customer and the employee over recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Put customer first and employees at least equal to shareholders in overall strategy.


  7. Staff Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work and life balance, solid technology.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs, lack of raises / bonuses.


  8. Engineer manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable, lots of very smart people, very dedicated individuals

    Cons

    Large company, slow moving, needs to take care of staff

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people, take care of your people


  9. Accountant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, people, and culture.

    Cons

    Communist payroll practices. Response to changes in the industry and economic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Improve programs to recognize and retain key employees rather than rewarding people for doing things the way they've always done things.


  10. Good but can be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and exposure to wide range of technology. There are a lot of smart individuals and subject matter experts are readily available to learn from. Great company to begin growing your career and technical expertise.

    Cons

    YMMV, experience varies from team to team. There is a lot of discontent towards top management due to cost cutting. Must be able to stay up to date with the latest tech or your job security won't be great.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on human capital


  11. Hardware Design Engineer

    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Durham, NC

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, generous sick leave

    Cons

    slow decision making, too many layers



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