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IBM Atlanta Reviews

Updated January 6, 2019
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1079 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 518 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Terrific place for innovation and learning. Tremendous access to clients. Good teamwork and everyone has high integrity.

    Cons

    Too much administrative, some older systems are clunky to use.


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job and it pays very well

    Cons

    Can be boring sometimes or lacks excitement

  3. "Great career...for awhile"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Early and mid career years were great when people mattered.

    Cons

    Management favoring under 30 crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage new/young and experienced workers working together to maximize everyone’s potential for the best possible business outcomes.


  4. "Sr Scrum Master Project Manager"

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    Current Contractor - Scrum Master in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Scrum Master in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work at

    Cons

    Lack of clarity within budget management


  5. "Full consulting experience - cross-industry, travel, visible client interaction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Multiple new discipline learning opportunities in trendy tech
    - Workstation choices
    - Travel policies
    - Career advisement

    Cons

    - Minimal bonus opportunities
    - Not every location has a strong communicating home base


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good job but murky future"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to make own schedule, excellent training, engaged coworkers.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional structure, complicated, complete lack of cohesion between departments and products - everyone has different goals, no ones goals are aligned, everyone out for themselves with little thought of putting the best package forward to the clients. It's a total cluster.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to your growth areas instead of trying to push legacy and growth markets simultaneously, and commit to being on the forefront of IT again instead of copying the roadmaps of the other big players.


  7. "Federal DSW Software Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Location, Dress code, Education

    Cons

    Resource Action, supplies, no time for education

    Advice to Management

    Be more sensitive to your workers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Specialist (Summit) in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Specialist (Summit) in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Invests in employees
    Great salary
    Great benefits
    Best people to work with & for
    By far best job I've ever had and can't wait to grow with IBM

    Cons

    Slow moving processes and changes like any other large company

    Advice to Management

    Involve the millennials more, we'll be taking over these jobs one day and want to learn the ropes!


  9. "Fun, interesting place to work with very helpful co-workers."

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The experience of pushing technological boundaries around some seriously interesting and clever people.

    Cons

    My time was too short, contract basis.

    Advice to Management

    Look at career progressions.


  10. "Consulant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and resources and training

    Cons

    Bad culture, lots of travel


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