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IBM Atlanta Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "Very good."

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "A great place to take on the tech world. Changing everyday for the better."

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

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

    Pros

    Upper level employees who care about entry level consultants, benefits, laid back environment, Work-life balance for being a consultant. Rotational program is a plus.

    Cons

    Little to no annual bonus. Finding open seats can be challenging. Almost anyone can promote up at the same time from band 6 to 7 which is discouraging to hard workers and high achievers.

    Advice to Management

    Need better office spaces to create collaboration, creativity, and excitement around the office.

  3. "IBM in a nutshell"

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    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.


  4. "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.


  5. "A bit of skill and a lot of luck"

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

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

    Pros

    You can literally do anything you can think of

    Cons

    Good opportunities are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring so many consultants if all they are going to do is be on bench. Or if you do, give them a realistic expectation of the company.


  6. "Collaborative Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Agile Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Agile Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment.
    Awesome skilled coworkers
    Collaborative environment

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities and hiring freeze.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "My IBM Experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Automation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Automation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 50 company with global recognition. Excellent benefits and opportunities to grow. Understanding of work life balance.

    Cons

    Bonuses, raises and co-location.

    Advice to Management

    Change is never easy, so my only advice would be to limit the number of significant changes. Avoid things like having a products name change 4 times in less than 6 months name.

  8. "Nimble for a big company"

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    Former Employee - Client Solutions Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You could run with ideas and there was a good amount of flexibility in managing your own time.

    Cons

    Some of the corporate systems (email, travel, etc) were inflexible and getting a question answered via support was very cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Let more of the dynamic culture from your acquisitions influence the processes. Drop Lotus Notes....it had a good run.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great professional working environment. Adequate resources provided. Challenging work. Commitment to diversity.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload resulted in the need to work many hours (60 hours per week) in order to achieve a milestone.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to essentially reach milestones without being dependent upon very long working weeks. Increase the availability of the ESPP to all workers.

    IBM Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – VP, Communications

    Hey there - thanks for writing the review. We absolutely hear you about needing to fulfill deadlines to get to client milestones. We see a lot of change happening in our industry (maybe all... More


  10. "Not The Same"

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    Former Employee - Software Sales Specialist in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Software Sales Specialist in Smyrna, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great training, great benefits, good products and services.

    Cons

    "Blue tape" at every turn, extensive overlapping of responsibilities, family values lacking.


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