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IBM Administrative Assistant Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 929 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 442 reviews)

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  1. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Yeah it a great place to work great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Had to happy say what when u Hoi g this place.


  2. "Admin Jobs"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    none, the work level just keep increasing with no paid time off at all

    Cons

    the admin jobs are all contracted in and the women are treated like garbage ultimately. Not one management level will try to change anything to help an employee and all this, and the jobs are going to Costa Rica. there are no good benefits- the medical coverage is awful, no vacation or paid time off . There are no raises.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Although a very large corporation, there is a team atmosphere. Everybody is always willing to help.

    Cons

    Pay not as competitive in my case.


  4. "Adminstrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM value their employees and encourage learning at all levels of the business.

    Cons

    The company has to make hard decisions and as a result the company has to downsize.

    Advice to Management

    Rehire me back. I retired, but love the company


  5. "IBM +++"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and learning new skills. Enjoy working with my team

    Cons

    hours are too long at times and sometimes required to work on weekends, but does not happen too often.


  6. "Administrative Asst"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits

    Cons

    Culture not good. Not valued as an employee - just another number


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Diversity in the workplace is excellent.

    Cons

    Limitted opportunity for growth in RTP. Salary not always competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Equality in career development at all levels. Management training for administrative positions.

  8. "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Services Assistant, Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Services Assistant, Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    New IBM shows no loyalty to employee

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Global Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Global Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Global Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    They were constantly changing our supervisors every 6 months.


  10. "Challenges when moving forward"

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Armonk, NY

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company benefits!
    Life work balance options
    Flexible work arrangments

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement and career growth. Management lacked skills needed to manage effectively,