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IBM Austin Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1080 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 522 reviews)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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)


  2. "Good Experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, relaxed environment,

    Cons

    Not enough for me to do. It seems like I was thrust upon a team unexpectedly. If I had spent more than a summer there, I think they would have trained me to do more work and utilized me better. Really not their fault

  3. "My first corporate job, 3rd in my career"

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    Former Employee - Lead Designer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Designer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The team I worked with had a great work-life balance, generally lax environment, friendly coworkers (for the most part). Opportunity to transfer to another team and role fairly easily.

    Cons

    Design manager would roll into work around 10 and leave around 3. As a designer, your opinion is put second to software engineers


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Salesforce Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Salesforce Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Salesforce Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Up to 6% 401K matching
    - 3 month paid maternity & paternity leave
    - Great internal education opportunities (tons of resources) although this isn't relevant to Salesforce

    Cons

    - Make the company money or you're laid off
    - Massive company with slow, outdated processes and systems
    - Terrible culture
    - Offshore devs
    - Slow promotions
    - Unclear career path
    - Poor Salesforce education and no encouragement to seek certifications
    - Low salary with poor bonus structure

    Advice to Management

    It's 2019, let's update the processes and systems that are extremely outdated. Coming from a company that was acquired, you acquired those companies for a reason. IBM ruins every company they acquire and all of the talent that was acquired ends up leaving. Let the companies keep their own brand and culture. Motivate your people to stay, pay your people what the market is offering for their skills and help bring energy and life to the culture!


  5. "Interesting and Changing"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunity in the company

    Cons

    Lots of Change going on no clear direction


  6. "Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Stable job and not much oversee calls

    Cons

    Management is lax. No innovation. Salary is low compare to other companies


  7. "Great benefits and culture"

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    Former Employee - Social Lead and Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Social Lead and Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned more than any other company and had the ability to work on a global team delivering high value projects

    Cons

    Was overwhelming at first to understand how to navigate but management usually found ways to open doors when necessary!

  8. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very stable positions and a ton of things learning

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy
    The restructuring process are some times waste of time, and confusing some times


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. "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


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