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Updated March 6, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015
13,263 Reviews
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13,263 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A place to grow and learn. Better than any lessons school could teach.

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer
    Former Employee - Applications Developer

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    The people and atmoshphere are very laid back and positive while being productive and efficient.

    Cons

    None. They always put their employees first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great career experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Solid leadership with opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Career progression can take time. Best to discuss this in advance with your management.

  3.  

    MTS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    good company, good salary, good benefit

    Cons

    work long hour, promotion take long time

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  5.  

    The Best Place I've Worked

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Unbelievable accomplishments, history, and incredible vision for the future. Their is a reason Buffet had IBM as the 3rd most invested company by Berkshire :Hathaway. They have gone through 3/4 transitions and each time come out on top. The CEOs vision is

    Cons

    There are no cons. This company is legendary in the computer industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More bonuses and incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Managing Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    There are Lot of opportunities within the company

    Cons

    he company is too big and often managed by process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    build leadership at the lower level as well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very relaxed atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Casual office culture and relaxed work

    Cons

    disorganization of projects and sometimes management seems a little off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be more organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    excellent

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    lots of users, high impact work, love my coworkers. It's a product that is changing the world.

    Cons

    Not an easy job, changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend this company to a friend - I'm optimistic about the outlook.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Loved IBM

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    great learning experience
    great food

    Cons

    not a whole lot to not like

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Very good work environment, good work life balance. Was able to join a lot of clubs.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress upwards, unless you are very very good at networking, which I was not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should give advice on career progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning and development opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hursley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hursley, England (UK)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements - work from home - can have shorter days if you make up elsewhere
    Instant messaging software which made communication and quick problem solving much more efficient
    Large sense of community in Foundation
    Professional development manager as well as task manager whom encourages development and enhancement of skills through different opportunities

    Cons

    The majority of my team members were dispersed all over the globe, this meant that I didn't meet most of them, even colleagues in other offices in England. Budget cuts meant limited travelling expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team meetings and networking days at least once a year (for UK employees)
    A lot of process changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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