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IBM Reviews in Tucson, AZ

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
12,328 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great family friendly place to work

    Cons

    High pace and very high standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Experience as engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment and schedule flexibility. You have opportunity to work with engineers from all over the world. You will definitely gain experience, with additional education opportunities for self development.

    Cons

    Job stability isn't that great. Company focus is no longer customer or employee focus, but rather financial earnings. People are loaded with work, so you have to do more with less. This also affects educational self development and work-life balance. Employee morale also is affected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience, but lacking career growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Band 6) in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Band 6) in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work. Work with teams all over, so flexibility of schedule and work from home is great.

    Cons

    No raises or promotions. Very little or none in the last couple of years. when raises are given, they are so small is technically a pay cut from year to year. No promotions within department and no real support for younger team members career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support newer employees career growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Relaxing but uninspiring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at IBM part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work flexibility, relaxing work environment, colleagues are very nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Weak training, work content is not inspiring and repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunity for the worker to participate in more exciting and more technical tasks. Keep updating the training document so it reflects the latest practice by the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    All numbers, no value in employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still a big company, some opportunities for those willing to deal with the state of the company.

    Cons

    top execs are marching to a financial plan with no technical backing, bad for a technical company. Constant cuts and churn make it hard to complete projects and get products out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give up the financial plan, get the company back on track. smoke and mirrors can only be maintained so long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Getting out of the USA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good Pay for what you have to do. Easy work.

    Cons

    You may not have a job for long. Technology is outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell off the tape hardware division to somebody who wants to invest and make money. Don't kill it slowly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty mediocre

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, lots of freedom and casual work environment. Discounts and benefits are good. Ability to work with new hardware and new technologies.

    Cons

    Work environment is unmotivating. No one seems happy to be working here. Not easy to move around in the company to find new opportunities so it's easy to get stuck in an unsatisfying role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Things could be better...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    One of the largest corporations in the world with a long history in the IT business

    Cons

    Slow, archaic and bureaucratic methods make work difficult at times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    IBM is going away

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    IBM used to be a really good company.

    Cons

    IBM is going to reduce itself to nothing. The stock market in the last 6 months has been responding to this. IBM stock price dropped during the market recovery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourselfs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Efficient teams, good projects, kind bosses

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Efficient teams, good projects, kind bosses

    Cons

    Refresh people. No free drink. Expensive food at workspace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop excellent employee leaving, stopping moving job opportunities outside USA

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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