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IBM Albany Reviews

Updated April 24, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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  1. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Development Project Manager/Information Architect in Burnt Hills, NY
    Former Employee - Development Project Manager/Information Architect in Burnt Hills, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent challenging and relaxed work environment. Great colleagues to work with, and a superb manager who always made us feel that we worked with him and not for him.

    Cons

    Projects were terminated by directors before they were completed.


  2. "Admin"

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    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Albany, NY
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Albany, NY

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful employees

    Cons

    The position will never be perm.

  3. "Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer/Scientist in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer/Scientist in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many talented people. Innovative engineering and research. Constant challenge and exposure to cutting edge technology. Very friendly atmosphere and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The goals and directions are changing too frequently. Lack of focus and the value for the company is often unclear. Resources are tight.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to technical experts.


  4. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    IBM does not silo, you can learn as much as you can absorb, i.e. drink from a fire hose

    Cons

    big company, transforms itself every 5 to 10 years.. you need to be prepared to adjust


  5. "Intern at IBM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience to learn new practical industrial experience.

    Cons

    On site food is somewhat expensive.


  6. "IBM is a golden cage"

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    Former Employee - Unit Process Engineering Professional in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Unit Process Engineering Professional in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    It is a reputed company, and nice to have this brand name on your resume. Salary is competitive if you have other offer. Benefit package is reasonable.

    Cons

    The work/life balance at IBM is horrible. They want to suck all of your time and energy. IBM literally wants your 24/7 devotion (except during your 15 days vacation time). The immediate management always assign tons of work and says you have the flexibility to work from home (which they know it is impossible to finish at office). They always fire lots of people and hire fresh graduates. If you argue little bit with the management you will be on their red list and when the work-force balance time comes (which is nowadays almost every year) you will definitely get fired. Salary increment is very poor and you always have to chase the time line. IBM always believe once the employee accepts the job offer, they buy the candidate. IBM is a golden cage where you have no freedom.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to listen to your employees.


  7. "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    Pros

    Good work environment IBM Albany

    Cons

    No specific cons as of now

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Engineering in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Procurement Engineering in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    competitive salary, bonus and benefits

    Cons

    job security in hardware business

    Advice to Management

    focus on a few core competencies


  9. "Great Job"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Albany, NY
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong support team always available

    Cons

    No raises even when customer rate increases

    Advice to Management

    When you raise my rate to the customer, give me a piece!


  10. "My experience at IBM"

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    Current Employee - Security Sales Representative in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Security Sales Representative in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    IBM is an exciting place to work with an un-matched breadth of leading edge solutions.

    Cons

    Challenges are associated with working with such a large Company like IBM with many employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to create a work friendly culture.


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