IBM - Great Place to Work | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for IBM
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Great Place to Work"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexibility and access to technology
Descent pay and benefits

Cons

Reorganization often and lack of management understanding of business

Advice to Management

Be more customer focused

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Unfortunately getting worse with each year"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Challenging environment.
    - Smart people.
    - Good work-life balance.
    - Flexible hours
    - Considerable vacation time

    Cons

    - Compensation is not good (salary is not being increased fast enough)
    - Promotions and career advancement are difficult
    - Long hours with not much recognition
    - Top talent is leaving and people that stay have to work much harder

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation and try to retain top talent (and to attract new top talent)


  2. Helpful (4)

    "If you get acquired, be afraid... be very afraid"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Line Management
    Former Employee - Product Line Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule Flexibility
    Access to some very smart people at IBM
    Easy to find people throughout the world
    The initial policies weren't totally stupid

    Cons

    Misleading compensation practices. Hides behind "IBM Policies" in very confusing legal documents yet never tells you what you'll be paid until you get your first paycheck.
    Nothing gets done because there's no leadership backbone and the 'matrix' environment allows anyone who wants to to say "no"
    The company is run by legal and F&A meaning even if the matrix wasn't there.... nothing would get done.
    Required a person 2 people from the CEO to finally approve $2,110 PO after 3 months to pay on an EXISTING obligation. Experienced this 4 times with similar low amounts and no one could have cared less
    No work/life balance, little to no management support and virtually zero recognition
    Completely screwed up the integration and caused massive system problems that slowed sales deals down for months and caused us to miss our annual numbers.
    NO one addresses problems head on. Major initiatives are approved unanimously, including revenue, capital, and operating expense, yet no executive lives up to the commitment and pulls things back without regard to the business impact
    Leadership seems to live to put responsibility on someone besides them and readily accepts mediocrity.
    Had no idea how to do a unique compensation plan which ultimately led to a massive turnover (30%+) of sales virtually gutting the potential of the business.
    This company and job will go down as the absolute worst employment experience of my career.

    Advice to Management

    Either become leaders or leave. You are destroying what was once a good company. Initially, I believed you were people of your words; that your words and integrity meant something. The greatest disappointment was realizing that executive has virtually zero backbone or commitment to the business and questionable judgement. They are so far removed from the business (even though micro management is the order of the day) that, while they all "work" 60+ hours, nothing gets done and they can't push anything over the goal. I joined the company believing in it, I left jaded and disgusted after only 18 months. At the end of the day, I'm just another of the growing numbers of "A" Players walking away. Bye.

There are newer employer reviews for IBM
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

See Most Recent

Work at IBM? Share Your Experiences

IBM
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or