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  1.  

    Great company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    Great training facility and good senior management

    Cons

    less pay and work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a great company to work for.. but possibly having challenges adjusting to the speed at which things happen today.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Very smart people.
    IBMers value flexibility along with responsibility and good teaming.

    Cons

    Some serious questions about the latest management culture...
    There are serious challenges for a company this size to adjust rapidly to technical and cultural changes.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Software Engineer Inter at IBM Littleton (Rational Clearcase)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Littleton, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Littleton, MA

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - the working hours is flexible.
    - it is located outside of the city hence there is not a lot of traffic.
    - the team is very supportive and the managers were also very helpful.

    Cons

    - the software itself is 20+ old. hence, it is very complex to understand the architecture.
    - most of the people working in the team are quite senior and I was one of the few people in the 20s.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good company to develop people career path

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to offer you the stage to develop your skill and broaden your global view. Nice company culture.

    Cons

    In recent year, it is very challenge to offer good package even having the salary increase. Due to revenue decline year by year, it is very frustrated to hear the lay off again and again. Hope this can stop some day in the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    IBM - Big Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move around and learn from a lot of different people, starting to really emphasize design

    Cons

    Hard to collaborate remotely, too many people makes it hard to stand out, a lot of bureaucracy

  7.  

    Incredible people and capabilities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    There are a tremendous amount of talented people who care deeply about helping clients succeed. The organization has incredible capabilities that can solve any problem.

    Cons

    Compensation, staffing challenges, visa restrictions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great firm. Very professional.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director Marketing in San Jose, CA

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Almost everybody is professional and "polished." Employees are trained and good employees are well compensated.

    Cons

    Office politics can sap productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Culture is fantastic, Provide support for learning and development to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    personal growth, leadership opportunities, flexibility

    Cons

    some bureaucracy, compensation could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Software Engineer, SmartCloud Notes Internship - very unexciting work, but the people and facilities were wonderful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Littleton, MA

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a hundred pro's in my experience.

    Great people and office culture, great facilities, great growth opportunities, there's freedom to branch out in any direction you'd like really. Very nice in-house gym and shower.

    People love to help each other, you don't have to be afraid to ask questions about anything you're confused about; they encourage questions. In regards to mentors/managers, they're also really helpful resources who always try and make time to meet with you semi-frequently.

    There's also pretty good leniency when it comes to working from home, or taking time off, and lots of training opportunities. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    If you're a new age, college senior/graduate software developer looking for exciting products to work on... I don't think you'll get much luck here. It was very dry, and... what's the word, sort of archaic, as you'd expect of such a big, historic company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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