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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 896 reviews)

  • Long hours required during peak work periods (in 432 reviews)

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  1. "System Server Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Congo, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Congo, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is still the one of company that still respond from the higher of challenge.

    Cons

    I don't notice some of downsides for working at IBM


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A difficult environment for experienced marketing professionals."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on big projects, good training lots of travel opportunities. Great technology. Incredible brand value. Good access to industry experts.

    Cons

    IBM's size make it hard to grow which stresses employees. They used to allow people to work remotely, as that changed they are losing many of their best talent especially in marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Allow skilled people to contribute instead of making job cookie cutter and forcing one size fits all approach.

  3. "Advisory Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health plan, good work environment, flexibility in work timings, good immigration team to help with. Various clients available to work with.

    Cons

    This company ( IBM India US) pays less when compared to US market average. Management is not convinced for hikes. Difficult to get promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Be more employee friendly


  4. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    IBM has a heritage of being a technology leader and developing many amazing products. In addition, IBM has traditionally been very supportive of its employees.

    Cons

    Too much middle management - top leadership has no concept of reality due to being insulated by a middle management team that only answers to "Yes". The result is unrealistic goals for the Sales Teams as well as dated products.

    This once great company is in the midst of another transition -- only time will tell whether or not it will return to its once former self (in terms of ethics and dedication to its employees).

    Advice to Management

    Stop catering to Wall Street, focus on what made you great -- people and products. With this magic formula, the potential positive results will in the end, make Wall Street happy.


  5. "Worst company"

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    Former Contractor - Logistics Specialist in Bentonville, AR
    Former Contractor - Logistics Specialist in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work to go around , friendly people to work for

    Cons

    Fired for stupid reasons project managers dont know how to manage work loud dependent on lower level employees to much

    Advice to Management

    Get some help managing products and dont fire good employees and make sure your hiring good project managers instead of scatter brained idiots


  6. "Application Developer & Test Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top-notch hi-tech companies
    You learn something new every day
    Every project you share in is a challenge
    Rigid career path
    You travel quite often in most of the jobs
    Many branches for relocation

    Cons

    You have to cope with new technologies quite often
    High workload sometimes
    Goal oriented rather than effort oriented

    Advice to Management

    Induce more fun to work
    Work on having lower workloads for employees
    Share your vision with your employees all the time so everyone will be on same page


  7. "A great Company"

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    Current Employee - Systems X Technical Support Specialist in Egypt, AR
    Current Employee - Systems X Technical Support Specialist in Egypt, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It helps building up a very good knowledge and experience

    Cons

    Maybe its benefits are not so good

  8. "Work on project in Bentonville AR"

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    Current Contractor - Linux Systems Administrator in Bentonville, AR
    Current Contractor - Linux Systems Administrator in Bentonville, AR

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

    Pros

    Big brand name, nice team members

    Cons

    work pressure is very high, tight space


  9. "Software Client Leader (SCL)"

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    Former Employee - Software Sales Representative in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Software Sales Representative in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Vast portfolio of products. Great pool of resources to tap for expertise.

    Cons

    Management - totally driven by transaction oriented business versus focusing on building long lasting client relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people - stop making constant changes every 6 months. Clients have little confidence in their Sales Team being long lasting.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    worked third shift and the shift was quiet

    Cons

    NO formal training and not a positive enviroment

    Advice to Management

    Need to properly train new hires and not with people that don't have people skills


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