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IBM Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.2 243 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(62 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most managers are pretty flexible if you want to work from home a couple days a week (in 1228 reviews)

  • There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up (in 1189 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 373 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 202 reviews)

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    Being employed at IBM is a great learning experience.

    Consulting By Degrees (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsMany opportunities to get involved in a lot of different industries.

    ConsThey hire too many recent grads and do not have enough space for them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IBM - not for amateurs.

    Senior IT Specialist (Current Employee) Bethesda, MD

    ProsVery competitive and thus lucrative to work for. Never ending supply of work and technical skills expansion. Management that more or less stays out of the way of technical personnel

    ConsDifficult to keep track of opportunities in such a large organization. Need to develop a network of people all over the company to keep track of what's going on other wise something in your direct job arena may pass you by.

    Advice to Senior Managementattempt to communication better the diverse nature of the undertakings company wide.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great place to start your career as a young professional, but not a long term place of choice

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat place to start as a college grad; a variety of opportunities within one firm; being proactive and taking initiative is received well; professionals are willing to mentor and take time for informal career dialogues

    Consnoncompetitive compensation; cut costs on too many employee benefits;

    Advice to Senior Managementreward your top performers well with salary and benefits and they will stay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    was a great company, not any more

    Field Sales Engineer (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Prosmanagement used to listen to employees

    Consmgt doesn't listen to employees any more, just focused on quarterly targets.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great entry level job

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat entry level opportunities, good work life balance, interesting, smart, passionate people within the company. Many great resources but you have to push for them

    ConsIt is all about utilization. There are shine weird company policies too

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter bonuses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tape Librarian Specialist (Former Employee) Germantown, MD

    ProsRoom for growth and promotion. Good benefits.

    ConsWorking late at night can be slow

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou supply the coffee, I'll do the work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad place to works; treats employees like pawns

    Global Business Services - Band 8 (Manager) (Current Employee) Herndon, VA

    ProsCompany has a great history. The opportunities are good if you have a responsive Band 10 or above to employees needs and concerns. Benefits are fair to on par with industry.

    ConsWhere do I begin? No one in this company can communicate for beans. Leadership calls employees resources and gives us all serial numbers...most organizations call their people, well, people or talent. This trickles down to everything...poor treatment of employees, ever shrinking benefits, terrible pay and no increases, company expects the world out of its employees but gives us NOTHING in returns. IBM has sold out to EPS and absurd promises to the street

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to what IBM so strong and powerful in the beginning. Respect your TALENT.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Accounting Temp Assignment

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Chantilly, VA

    ProsFinancially stable, room to grow within the company

    ConsAt times you are just an employee number, supervisor may not be at your location

    Advice to Senior ManagementContact your employees on a regular basis

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for, good work/life balance

    Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Ashburn, VA

    ProsFlexible work schedule, can work remotely. Great benefits.

    ConsKeep reducing workforce to balance expense to revenue.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sr. Consultant

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsLots of opportunity to move up

    ConsMatrix leadership forces you to be tied to multiple leadership to get opportunities

    Advice to Senior Managementoffer training that is transferable in the real world and not offer IBM certifications

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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