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Updated November 7, 2017
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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 925 reviews)

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  1. "IBM in a nutshell"

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic Company. Good for Professional Development. Flexible Schedules.

    Cons

    Compensation is bellow the industry average. Options to work from Home is being reduced. Career progression is slow.

    Advice to Management

    More engagement with employees. More transparency.


  2. "IBM Great Employer"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home office 80% percent of the time allows you to save time and money.

    Cons

    Bonuses are behind other large companies. One of things that would make me give 5 stars!

    Advice to Management

    Increase bonus payout.

  3. "Not a place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    With in IBM - GBS is a good place to work as you don't really interact much with IBM or Management as you work for a Client.

    Cons

    A lot of them on a high level
    - Poor Benefits esp. 401k worst I have seen
    - Politics in Management
       I'm a victim of racism , I had been rated 2+(over achiever) every year and successfully delivered projects on time but still put me on RA. And reason for RA is cost cut but my Peer who has not performed well and hasn't delivered project was not effected at all as she was White. I was asked to pass on my successful projects to her.

    I took the package which they offered as part of RA as I have seen enough. And the Best part they haven't settled my RA amount yet it's been over 2 months and HR keeps saying check is on the way...lol. I guess they ran out of money..lol

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO and give Bonus to hard working employees


  4. "associate partner"

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    advanced analytics, artificial intelligence .great learning curve

    Cons

    Pressure on sales numbers. too many reorganizations

    Advice to Management

    too many reorganizations


  5. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - access to all the cutting edge technology

    Cons

    - meeting customer service expectations is hard because it isn't easy to bundle all products and services due to the organization structure

    Advice to Management

    - find a way to enable product and service bundling by incentives that everyone in deal get paid


  6. "UNPREDICTABLE COMPANY"

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    Former Employee - Software Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is comparable or better than industry averages. Great benefits.

    Cons

    No clear path to success. Roles change often as new products come and go.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear on vision. Stop eliminating entire departments and pay more attention to who your true performers are.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "IBM Acquisition, Good company, not for everyone."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity - The company is extremely supported of its diverse workforce and has good benefits for all types of employees and their families.

    Remote Work - The ability to work remotely and/or from any IBM office worldwide.

    Insane amounts of peer resources around the world available to assist you in almost anything you can think of.

    Decent College Tuition program reimbursement.

    Cons

    Stuck in the past with Technology - especially for a Tech company. Lotus Notes? Really?

    Compensation increases, travel budgets, expense policies are all less than to be desired. This may not be abnormal for a company this size, but having been part of an acquisition, it isn't what I signed up for.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to compete with new age tech companies - lose the "blue wash" mentality, spend some money on new tools and systems, evaluate employee perks, and get rid of all the red tape that makes things take so long to accomplish. Startups move fast - so to millennials - you have to figure out how to keep up.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not the IBM I was hired into"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and overall benefits

    Cons

    Every year you have to be concerned whether or not you are going to be laid off

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, and the share holds will in turn be taken care off


  9. "Security Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    The workload is light, remote work, little traveling.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional systems, can be let go at any time, capabilities do not count. What the company says and does are totally different.

    Advice to Management

    Bring young people in management, encourage risk-taking, do not punish the wild ducks, reward them.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Sales Representative"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work and vacation schedules

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from the Top down. Very low employee morale in multiple divisions within the company. There is no trust between the employee population and management at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd levels.

    Advice to Management

    If it is at all possible be a lot more transparent with the employee population about the state of the business. Departments that do well are exposed to layoffs as much as departments who are not producing at high levels on a consistent basis. Treat your aging population with the respect they deserve because even the younger population can understand the toxic culture that has been established by company leadership.


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