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IBM Austin Reviews

Updated August 17, 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 880 reviews)

  • Working long hours is pretty typical (in 429 reviews)

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  1. "work environment and career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities for lateral movement to pick up new skills and contribute in the area of interest .

    Cons

    Legacy tool usage persists in some areas and may need to be updated or replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Make use of the available talents and motivate them to work in area of interest and strength.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Although a very large corporation, there is a team atmosphere. Everybody is always willing to help.

    Cons

    Pay not as competitive in my case.

  3. "Sales Engineer/Solution Architect"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay well and the the solutions are great. The HR group is amazing.

    Cons

    Their marketing efforts needs work.


  4. "great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    flexibility, great career opportunities, fantastic work life balances

    Cons

    Health benefits could be better. but I guess it is the same everywhere


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Design Director"

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

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

    Pros

    The Austin Design Studio is a good space filled with good designers.

    Cons

    Twenty straight quarters of declining revenues (as of Aug 2017), thus lots of reductions, attrition and not a great overall environment. Plus, it's a highly complex organization that breeds in-fighting and politics to a higher degree than other tech companies.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Tough place to be working right now"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has some of the best people I've ever worked with. Great culture of integrity.

    Cons

    Management is really awful. The CEO does not appear to have a plan and the company has seen declining revenues for 5 years. For the past 10 years, IBM management has been ruthlessly laying people off, particularly older employees. There is a deeply ingrained culture of fear here. It's not a happy place to work at all.


  7. "Internship at IBM"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was put on a very supportive team that offered me a lot of opportunities to be heavily involved in many projects

    Cons

    IBM is a big company with a very confusing structure. It is a lot to adjust to in a short time- they joke that by the time you get the hang of it the internship ends!

    Advice to Management

    One thing that made my internship so effective compared to others was I had a direct mentor who was very dedicated to helping me gain exposure and involvement. Other interns who did not have someone looking out for them directly felt they were more overlooked.

  8. "Design Intern"

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    Former Intern - Design Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Design Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, brand name company

    Cons

    Work given was very vague. Finding continuing roles were difficult.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Definitely not a great"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, people, environment

    Cons

    pay, company trajectory, career growth

    Advice to Management

    Get better more relevant managers


  10. "Java /J2ee developer"

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    Current Contractor - J2EE Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - J2EE Developer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Over all i have very good experience working in IBM

    Cons

    nothing negative i have very positive experience


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