IBM - It was a good company to work for | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for IBM
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

See Most Recent

"It was a good company to work for"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Management was easy-going not much pressure.

Cons

There was a lot of pressure from customers.

Advice to Management

none

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "IBM Daksh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    IBM brand is a good thing

    Cons

    No projects.heights of frustration


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The company I worked for (Clarity Systems) was acquired by IBM in 2010, and it only took them 1year to turn it in the mo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - being part of a very big company, with offices in many countries
    - the opportunity to work on products that are used by some of the world's biggest companies (in the case of working on the Cognos Business Intelligence platform)
    - the opportunity to choose another IBM office to work in, in the same or a different country, if the necessary conditions are met

    Cons

    In my opinion, IBM is a company with no ambition and a lot of red tape. There is a feeling of mediocrity and complacency in the company; a good indicator is in my opinion the fact that they insist on using Lotus Notes for mail / im, when there are far better and easier to use products available for free. This is just one of the examples of company practices that make no sense to most employees, and that seem to exist just in order to make your life more difficult.
    There is also a feeling of disregard for employees that are not management, and there are also too many managers in the company; a large percentage of them seem at least uninterested in their jobs, if not incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of antiquated corporate practices and learn from the innovators. Google, Facebook and Microsoft must be doing something right to constantly be rated as some of the best places to work in by their employees. Unlike IBM.

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