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IBM Atlanta Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1049 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 488 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Summit Digital Sales intern"

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    Current Intern - digital sales intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - digital sales intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was in the Smyrna office and had a great time- I was involved in several projects and was able to network all around the company. I grew tremendously in the brief 11 week internship and could not see myself anywhere else.

    Cons

    I was lucky enough to have a manager who went out of their way to get me involved with projects. This is not a company where you can succeed if you are not self-driven. you have to find people to get involved with and always be looking for ways to contribute. Some complaints that others in my cohort made revolved around not having enough to do, so you have to be the kind of person who finds things to do.Also one small thing- if you do not have car, get one or find someone to carpool with. Taking public transit to get to the smyrna office is pretty tough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving interns opportunities on projects, we have a lot of ideas to contribute and love getting involved.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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!


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They gave me a paycheck.

    Cons

    Late to the party on big market shifts. More focused on the shareholder than the customer.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Once great, now terrible"

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    Former Employee - Digital Business Group in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Digital Business Group in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The health benefits are better than average. 6% match on 401(k). Some of the employees are brilliant and hardworking.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. Constant firings. Coworkers only concerned about keeping their jobs. Crazy devotion to management fads (Agile, Open Office, Colocation).

    Advice to Management

    Realize that employees and not senior executives are the backbone of the company. Stop with the constant firings, it affects morale, productivity and relationships with customers.


  9. "Ok if you survive the purges"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are great people, the work is interesting with travel possibilities

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs and poor bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit co-location strategy


  10. "Overworked and underpaid."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    looks great on resume, lots of room to move around inside the company, great connections

    Cons

    constantly moving around, unsure which project has priority, random layoffs, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Please leave managed security services alone.


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