IBM Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Wide global coverage but limited in scope.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Armonk, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global organization makes it easy to take on projects from anywhere in the world. Good for people looking to get into analytics, cloud, big data, artificial intelligence.

    Cons

    Not people friendly, limited benefits, limited training, mediocre projects, diminishing reputation, subpar pay, short sighted

    Advice to Management

    Stop financially engineering the books to keep up with Wall Street demands, invest in the company and its people for long term success.

  2. Senior Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You can work with many smart and talented colleagues

    Cons

    Requires very long hours and strong commitment with minimal or not recognition. If recognition is important, work for a smaller firm.

  3. Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Princeton, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Open culture, work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing I experienced so far

    Advice to Management

    Good management style.

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  5. Senior financial analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Flexibility, good vacation and 401k benefit

    Cons

    Low pay, poor communication

  6. consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn technology from the latest and greatest.

    Cons

    You own your career and benefits suck big time. No proper appraisal system it is all dependent on your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people rather than cutting them since that makes your company not the software

  7. Helpful (1)

    A great opportunity to learn a lot and grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global opportunities, team work, compensation

    Cons

    You must be workaholic, few compensations

  8. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice to have IBM on your resume

    Cons

    not the IBM it used to be

  9. Client representative intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -great on-boarding process
    -Great renumeration package for a summer internship
    -opportunity to network with senior executive members

    Cons

    -could use more direction, sometimes felt like there was not enough to do

  10. Senior Software Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Software Sales Manager

    I worked at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Best know global brand, therefore ease (in most cases) of door opening and doing business..
    Technology investment
    Largest number of patents

    Cons

    top down management, not focused only on operational efficiencies to achieve results for Wall Street.
    Old management style from the last decade.. this also carries through to the people they hire today.. The place is run by Finance and Operational efficiency people with the heavy hand of HR..
    There is no constancy or investment in their people ensure job satisfaction and desire to stay and do the best for IBM's clients.

    Advice to Management

    Re invent yourself.. loose the tie and blue shirt,
    Employ entrepreneurial free thinking people.. Get rid of the old boys network.. although I think that would go with a change in attitude to treating there people in an honest and open way

  11. Excellent and its an ocean of opportunities and exploring

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at IBM as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and ease of managing life and work

    Cons

    Salary, too less, hardly any increase year on year

    Advice to Management

    Try to be competent in having skilled resources on board, of late i believe there is a dearth of good resources.

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