IBM Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Mobile Solutions Architect

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Solutions Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Mobile Solutions Architect in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Work from home if client allows it.

    Cons

    Too much paper work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Not What It Used To Be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Department in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Department in Washington, DC

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Depending on your manager and your position, you can work from a home office.
    Obviously IBM has name recognition.

    Cons

    PBC rating system is seriously flawed. Even as a 2+ (strong performer) there are no salary increases. In over 4 years with 2 and 2+ ratings, no salary increase.
    The executive management cares about nothing except lining their pockets before they jump ship with their golden parachutes.
    Despite continued claims by our CEO, there is no true direction for the company, only fluff and vaporware.
    Despite continued losses in revenue and decline in stock price, CEO was awarded a $3.6M bonus while massive layoffs continue.
    No longer any chance of moving to new opportunities within different organizations unless you are a "good ole boy".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Candidly, it is time to replace many of the executive management. The IBM ship needs a new captain if we will ever regain a steady course. Put investment into training and education for employees and they will reward the company with hard work and stellar customer service. Start rewarding employees with pay raises or more talent and knowledge will continue to walk out the door voluntarily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Eh, it's ok.

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    They have a lot of great company software products.that have gradually become available to the employees.

    Cons

    They do not do enough training on their own software products so that their consultants are well versed in them. This would make it easier to sell these same tools to the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your consultants in the software products that you sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. IBM Consulting by Degrees

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Large company, get networking, global, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes too large and a little impersonal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 15+ years and no salary increase for 5 years.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Working from home. IBM has mastered the telework culture and actively encourages its workforce to give up their offices and work from home.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive.
    Since we work from home, we are expected to always be available.
    Billable hours expectation means you have to work one hour overtime for every one hour of vacation time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Very positive. Have enjoyed working at the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    If you have an interest in technology there is no better company. It is a technology company to its core.

    Cons

    It is a large company and can be challenging meeting people and understanding the corporate culture. One must have a close relationship with your manager to avoid this obstacle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    A lot of technical experience.
    Great culture.
    Everyone wants you to succeed.
    With a few years at IBM you can go anywhere.

    Cons

    No appreciation for employees in monetary form. Someone who starts a year later than you probably makes more.
    Can get "stuck" with a client. Sometimes "forced" (encouraged) to stay with a particular client.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great company to gain skills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great culture, large company with various career opportunities.

    Cons

    Complex career advancement procedure which makes promotion a little hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust the career advancement program for faster promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Senior Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance. Ability to work at home.

    Cons

    Salary, dwindling benefits, quality of work, career growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your resources and manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. I worked for almost 25 years for IBM Global Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Superbly professional IBM colleagues
    Career path options

    Cons

    Short-sighted, managing only to expense reduction, stock price
    Disrespectful of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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