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IBM Austin Reviews

Updated November 3, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1059 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 500 reviews)

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  1. "IBM on the RISE"

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    Current Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well positioned to compete for top 10,000 Enterprise Cloud & Cognitive business.

    Cons

    Slow to align offerings for a unified GTM.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify the Watson value proposition for customers and how it enhances Cloud.


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    "IBM"

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    Former Employee - Various in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Various in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, opportunities to work on diverse projects

    Cons

    Not sure if pay is industry-competitive

    Advice to Management

    Review salary structure to ensure industry competitiveness

  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - 160000 in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - 160000 in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities are available to those that want to grow

    Cons

    Stress manage skills get a workout


  4. "Great people, great work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Performance marketing intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Performance marketing intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Everyone was willing to help each other
    - Work-life balance was pretty good

    Cons

    - Extremely large org means many barriers and obstacles to approaching problems (i.e. need to use certain tools, get approval)


  5. "BM Watson Health Global Technical Leader, IBM Distinguished Engineer & Master Inventor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaboration with colleagues; freedom to innovate;

    Cons

    No cons come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the medium to longer term rather than the quarter


  6. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Storage Performance in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Storage Performance in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly company, great technology, amazing co-workers.

    Cons

    Some people take advantage of working from home

    Advice to Management

    Management is great already. Hmm..advice at this time


  7. "A Taste of Retirement"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A lot of free time on your hands
    - Work life balance
    - Free training programs offered (at least 3 per year)

    Cons

    - Very slow pace
    - Brain drain
    - Politics

  8. "Not a great company it once was"

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    Former Freelancer - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Freelancer - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still have some very smart people there

    Cons

    Management is very short-sighted ... only looking at results (and making decisions based on those results) one quarter at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Respect for the Individual ...


  9. "Software Developer Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    - Learning new tech stacks
    - Flexible work hours, can work from home
    - A lot of intern events

    Cons

    - A bit slow


  10. "Lead Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Lead Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company Culture
    Comradeship
    Strong top leadership
    Diversity
    Remote home office availability

    Cons

    Wish our raises and bonus were more


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