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Updated February 14, 2018
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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. "Client Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diverse place to work. Forward thriving company

    Cons

    Sometimes opportunities are not available.

    Advice to Management

    Push career development by providing better tuition assistance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Was good while it lasted"

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

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

    Pros

    Loved my job working with the talented and dedicated professionals there.

    Cons

    We were all laid off in our prime. No one is allowed to retire when they want to. It i s forced before you are eligible for social security or Medicare. Worst time if your life to be laid off. Hard to find new jobs at this age.

    Advice to Management

    Do into others as you would have them do into you.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not the company is used to be"

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and the ability to work at a global level. Lots of flexibility to make your job your own.

    Cons

    Not the same company it used to be. More concerned about the shareholders than employee sat. Many, many company benefits have been taken away little by little over the years. There's no job security anymore either, little by little they are finding very creative ways to get rid of employees to please the shareholders so lots of employees now jumping ship (including executives).

    Advice to Management

    Management is fine, its the CEO and Sr. Execs turning this company sour.


  4. "sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    people at IBM are great

    Cons

    compensation was not close to average


  5. "Working at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Senior Education Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Education Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with some great people. My immediate manager was great to work with.

    Cons

    Some people were extremely difficult to work with. Overtime was exorbitant.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like you would like to be treated.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging Environment"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding environment. Great group of people, mostly excellent managers .

    Cons

    Company seemed to only care about reducing cost. No interest in the welfare of employees or clients.


  7. "IBM Security"

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

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

    Pros

    Brand and access to C Suite Executives

    Cons

    Red Tape, slow to innovate

  8. "Very good."

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    Current Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good projects to work on. Lots of smart professionals. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Change may take time due to corporate structure at times.


  9. "IBM is a great company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has a number of projects and initiatives that you can take advantage of outside of your "day job." They reward based on performance and that has always been a selling point. I had a recent opportunity to participate in the Corporate Services Corp (CSC) program and travel to Senegal for a month to provide free consulting services. I also had an opportunity several years ago to do a three month assignment in Hursley, England and work with my product's development team. There are non-travel assignments as well that you participate in and the culture for innovation is very much encouraged.

    Cons

    The down side of working for IBM is changing jobs. It is sometimes very difficult to change jobs within IBM.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A copany with lots of talen and history but does not know how to manage it all"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Flexible but moving towards co-location to adopt agile methodology.

    Cons

    Too big and too many cooks in the kitchen to get much accomplished.
    Trying to be agile but is anything but fast and iterative. The company is too large so there isn't a sense of ownership. No bonus or holiday parties. Little recognition at the staff level.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify systems to make it easier for employees to work. Motivate by recognizing high excellers and give us a sense of ownership in our roles and jobs.


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