IBM
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Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.2 10,000 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(2,900 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great benefits; flexible work hours; work from home (depending on the project);"
    in 1127 reviews
  • "There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up"
    in 1087 reviews
Cons:
  • "Demanding on time -- puts increasing pressure on maintaining work life balance"
    in 337 reviews
  • "Senior management that does not want to hear the truth about their pet ideas"
    in 193 reviews
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5 people found this helpful  

Decisions made are driven strictly by financial goals

Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsIBM has some of the most intelligent and creative people of any company.

ConsEmployees are viewed as liabilities rather than assets.

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

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4 people found this helpful  

Very good 14 years then forced into downward spiral

Technical Team Lead (Current Employee)
Durham, NC

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

ProsGood benefits, good time off and work life balancing. Decent salaries but they will plateau. Non management personnel have some exceptional people to work with.

ConsHit a glass ceiling, difficult management for technical people to work with. Work continually increasing and fewer people to handle it. Constant push to do more than be excellent at the job you are assigned. Enough is never enough. Lack of education and new opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome to understand the technical resources needed for major initiatives. The employees are dedicated to doing their best but they are not magicians.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's not the employer it used to be

Project Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood salary
Decent work life balance
Competative benefits

ConsContinued workforce reductions
Too much of the bonus money goes to top management
Lack of rewards for the regular employees

Advice to Senior ManagementStop looking just short term to the next quarterly dividend. Invest in research & development and your people. Short term decisions are undercutting company stablity.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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undisciplined

Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at IBM as a contractor for more than a year

Prosfriendly env., a lot of talented people, flexible schedule

Consundisciplined management, not much efficient

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Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Waltham, MA

I worked at IBM as a contractor for more than a year

ProsExcellent Global company with many diverse employees and applications.

ConsToo many offshore folks which made having meetings difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep up the up to date communication within the organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Long time product development and product manager

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsOpportunities to grow skills, move into different lines of business, change job types, leverage extensive resources and expertise at both the HQ/WW level and those working with clients across the world.

ConsComplex systems, bureaucracy, too much quarter to quarter focus. Slow growth IT spending has resulted in internal cost cutting to drive profit growth, the result, ever increasing demands to do more with less.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent job. Until they started to offshore the work.

IT Specialist (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe people I have worked with are hard working, knowledgeable, and friendly. Work-life balance. Telecommuting.

ConsUpper management has no idea that offshoring work is not working. All they see is the money saved. They don't see how much the customer hates it.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring the work stateside.

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

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Good company to work for

Advisory Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Boulder, CO

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

ProsGood opportunity to advance.. good work life balance.

ConsOvertime is required to make up for vacation time taken.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep jobs in the US if possible.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people to work with.

Computer Programmer (Current Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA

I have been working at IBM as an intern for less than a year

ProsCompetitive pay for the location I worked with challenging job tasks to keep my day interesting. Supportive management with opportunity for job growth.

ConsThere really were not any cons or working at IBM. They probably could have used more company outings, but like I said the job was great and paid well with flexible hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IBM

ProsA great atmosphere to work in.

ConsThe days can be long.

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