IBM - Great opportunity to learn and grow professionally | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for IBM
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

See Most Recent

"Great opportunity to learn and grow professionally"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Technical Lead in Raleigh, NC
Former Contractor - Technical Lead in Raleigh, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

I have worked for 2 Years at IBM and was very satisfied with the work and the overall work culture. They give you good responsibility and make you learn new stuff as it comes along. Very demanding on deadlines but I guess thats common in every workplace.

Cons

micromanagement and they don't care about teams unity.They made more than 1 people as lead for same project that leads to confusion and demotivates the team.

Advice to Management

Dont micromanage, Have trust in your team. Don't appoint 2 captains to steer one ship

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Working at Big Blue"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is the traditional big company, but it embraces new ideas. IBM does so much that you can work on almost anything and still work at IBM. There are also external perks like discounts for rental cars, celular phone plans, and broadband internet.

    Cons

    The focus is big metrics as opposed to overall holistic information quality. This could result in lots of data rather than information. Just search for a product on the IBM web site.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on technical expertise rather than some of the exposure politics for technical band 9 types.


  2. "IBM was a great opportunity, and they always have a job available, but they refuse to hire anyone and prefer contractors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Excellent colleagues
    Relaxed environment
    Nice IBM managers
    Plenty of free time, on the job
    Extra days off

    Cons

    No chance at direct hire
    Long work hours
    No advancement opportunities
    Little chance to speak with contract managers
    Long drive to North Boulder

    Advice to Management

    Give some incentive to good employees

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