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IBM Atlanta Reviews

Updated February 5, 2019
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  • "Work life balance especially to new mothers" (in 1085 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Escalation Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Escalation Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Escalation Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K Matching up to 6% of salary, Flexible Time Off, FREE Certification Vouchers, FREE Basic Dental/Health/Vision Coverage for employees only, Great Learning Environment, Option to Work Remote at times.

    Cons

    Exclusive leadership click in the IBM Security Services Atlanta SOC who were at times biased, bullies, non-inclusive, pressuring and unprofessional. U.S. Staff mostly back-filled in cheaper labor markets like Costa Rica.

    Advice to Management

    All members of leadership should always be impartial, inclusive, non-bullies, professional and unbiased. Check yourself and the leaders who report to you that employees are always treated civil, fair and in a professional manner.


  2. "Tremendous opportunity,"

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great means and policy for mobile and fully remote senior consulting work, great technology and professional education resources, generous personal self-study and advancement programs

    Cons

    consulting division in continuous re-structuring, matrix organization results in conflicting revenue and cost-recovery recognition, work-life-balance challenging; top heavy

  3. "Work at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recommended. Great place to start a career. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Management is somewhat deaf to suggestions

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people working for you. Their aspiration is to drive success.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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


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

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    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

  8. 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.


  9. "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.


  10. 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!


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