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  1. "Very good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

      I have been working at IBM for more than a year

      Pros

      Very nice place to work

      Cons

      There are no cons here

      IBM2016-11-03
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      "Sinking ship.."

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      Current Employee - Middleware Engineer in Baltimore, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Work from home opportunities, and decent benifits

      Cons

      Offshoring all jobs to cut cost, which will eventually fire back. Most of the clients are now dropping IBM because of poor quality of service. IBM has now become a joke. Stay away from this company.

      IBM2018-10-20
    • "Help Desk Level 1"

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      Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Linthicum Heights, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Flexibility - opportunity to work 1 day a week from home. Health Care - Several plans to choose from Opportunity for Career Growth

      Cons

      As the Help Desk hours were between 7 AM - 6 PM, it was hard to make up time off for medical or personal reasons.

      Advice to Management

      Continue Open Door policy for work and personnel issues.

      IBM2018-06-05
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      "Not what I expected."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time

      Pros

      It is a good name, looks good on the resume. If you worked here, you are probably smart and that should help you.

      Cons

      There is a book , "A View from Beneath the Dancing Elephant". I did not read it, but the title is great. There is a saying, "RAs are family matter", such as people actually try to make a living and support families while the elephant is stumping around them. Very bureaucratic and inhuman, people are only resources. If you spend at least 3 years here, you will notice that half of the people you worked with are gone...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop looking for cheap labor, make people feel being appreciated, make them feel safe. Stop giving the top executives extreme raises and bonuses without at least inflation equivalent adjustment for the work force. Also think about the thousands of people who you let go. This is a small world, do you think they will hire IBM as their vendor, after you make them upset and disappointed?

      IBM2018-04-08
    • Helpful (3)

      "Flexible but Not User Friendly"

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      Current Employee - Senior Technical Director in Annapolis, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM

      Pros

      Telecommuting Flexible Internal Recorded Training Resources Lots of mobile tools Has finally recognized need for corporate overhaul of vision Talented resources

      Cons

      Non-USA staff preferred Benefits package is below expectations Severance packages are horrible Integration teams have little value to incoming staff/companies Unusual subcontracting practices (pro and con) Very silo'd corporate environment making it hard to take advantage of a large corporation's resources Poor execution on new cloud direction Behind the ball in cloud business Pay range/bonus not good but reflective...

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      Advice to Management

      Stability for USA staff would be nice Severance plans need improvement 401k contributions by IBM should not be held to end of the year Have more governance across organizations to ensure better ability to navigate corporation Let expertise hired in cloud arena do what they are good at Stop getting rid of folks with skill sets matching corporate redirection

      IBM2017-04-24
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good and Bad"

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      Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great starter job for someone out of school or trade school.

      Cons

      They do not take care of their employees like they use to.

      IBM2017-04-07
    • "Sales Rep"

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      Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Good R&D Strong history and brand recognition Freedom to run your business depending on management chain

      Cons

      too much bureaucracy too much pressure micro management of forecast at all levels of management too big to get things done place no value on employees contributions, laying off many people who spent career at IBM for 30+ years and giving them 1 month severance.

      Advice to Management

      value your people who helped build the company focus not he clients, not t he spreadsheets and maybe revenue will grow again

      IBM2017-01-18
    • "Great Company to start your career with!!!"

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      Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Baltimore, MD

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      - Great Work Environment - Work/Life Balance - Great Mentorship

      Cons

      - A lot of lay offs

      IBM2016-12-22
    • "Some notes from a former contractor"

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        Former Employee - Training Specialist in Baltimore, MD

        I worked at IBM for more than a year

        Pros

        Good variety of projects and locations. Personnel are friendly and professional. Excellent opportunity to work with technical experts. Flexible schedule and remote opportunities are a big plus.

        Cons

        For a supposed leader in tech, far too many inefficient processes. Receiving a badge and a login for key systems took way too long after completing a background check and coming on site. Processes for protocols were not transparent and required asking multiple people. The need to call tech support to change a password is incomprehensible and inexcusable.

        Advice to Management

        Streamline your processes, create business processes that are transparent and clearly communicated, and work with engineers to create non-painful system protocols that give your staff more autonomy. It shouldn't look to your team members like the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing. Most employees want to follow rules; don't set them up with conflicting instructions that force them to decide which ones to break.

        IBM2016-12-15
      • "Senior Consultant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD

        I worked at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        It is good product company.

        Cons

        It is a bad consulting company, unable to utilize it's full time employees, No ethics.

        Advice to Management

        It is a bad consulting company, unable to utilize it's full time employees, No ethics

        IBM2017-01-17
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