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IBM Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
12,333 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    IBM

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Vast knowledge base, ability to move laterally if you are looking to move to a different position. Tech refreshes have been executed very quickly. Free use of IBM spaces.

    Cons

    Poor promotional structure, intranet is extremely confusing and cumbersome to navigate. Company email is full of spam, forwards, and 'entire sector' emails, it's difficult to manage what deserves your attention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start out. But found the top-down nature stifling

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand. Stability. Exposure.

    Cons

    Focused on utilization rates instead of innovation and productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just give lip service to work/life balance. Focus more on delivering successful project versus just making the sale. Attract and retain talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    good company and great reputation

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    great reputation, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    huge to navigate through and difficult to get support for HR related questions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember, employees are people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company for self-motivated people - be careful if you are used to being micro-managed!

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    Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, many bright employees, specialized resources available for almost any challenge.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to navigate through the many groups at IBM to find the resource you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More patience, less knee jerk reactions when it comes to establishing sales territories and sales strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great place

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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 an year)

    Pros

    the pay is fantastic and the people are great and smart and funny

    Cons

    they work you really really hard but its not all that bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your people even more

  7.  

    Good place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    IBM was a great place for training and professional development. The managers were trained in their area of expertise and some had additional human resources training. Worldwide the talent pool was impressive and the work exciting.

    Cons

    You can get lost in a place where nobody knows you. There were a few caring individuals but most people were busy staying on career track. The place is best for those starting not finishing a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get personal; the global voice and color of talent is changing worldwide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Talent is poor

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn: Business and Technical

    Cons

    The talent at GBS is very poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    IBM is an interesting place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Strong brand name and smart people!

    Cons

    They treat employees just like a number and let go of people left and right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Being employed at IBM is a great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Consulting By Degrees in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consulting By Degrees in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great entry level job

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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