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Updated October 11, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1060 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 502 reviews)

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  1. "Building IBM product configurations so people can sell / buy them."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Offering Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Offering Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I wake up every morning excited to go to work.

    Cons

    I don’t dislike anything about my position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment overall, good people and decent benefits
    Flexibility in work/life balance

    Cons

    Need to update tools and technology and give projects to those passionate about emerging technology

    Advice to Management

    Management could be more transparent but what would you expect from a large firm?

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, but feels disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are great and are always willing to help out. Very relaxed work environment and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Upper management is extraordinarily disorganized. Doesn't feel like there is a cohesive direction and often time deadlines were weeks off.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awful. No leadership, no budget, no opportunity for growth. Run."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you want to just float by doing the bare minimum.

    Cons

    IBM set my career progress back by 3 years. Bonuses are never paid out beyond .1%. It’s not the same company it used to be. Constant fear of layoffs, no opportunities to move into new positions, extremely high turn over, lack of support and resources for objectives you are responsible for.

    Advice to Management

    Put people first not last


  5. "Good Company with Poor Managers"

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    Current Employee - SAP BI Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - SAP BI Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Very Good Opportunities
    Learning
    Knowledge
    Scope

    Cons

    Good Company with Poor Managers

    Advice to Management

    Poor Managers


  6. "Digital Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    Huge company with way too many people involved with even the small deals. Resource Actions loom every quarter. Most unstable environment I've ever been in.

    Advice to Management

    IBM has a long way to go before becoming relevant again. Get IBM ii social media and the younger generation. They have no idea who IBM are.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Loud work environment and more"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every day is different and challenging.

    Cons

    Not enough budget to get things done. Open office work environment is so loud and hard to get work done in. Lots of burned out employees.

    Advice to Management

    Look at employee experiences because they drive business results.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Success Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and 401K match

    Cons

    Very stressful environment, terrible culture

    Advice to Management

    Learn to support your reps


  9. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues. Very knowledgeable. Good work life balance. Interesting work. Nice environment. Learned a lot. Lots to learn. Enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be hard to find info. Such a big company. Difficult sometimes working in global remote groups. Some of the tech used a little clunky.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Shadow of its former self"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    well known, looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Entrenched in policy with no real direction

    Advice to Management

    Empower and trust your employees. Live up to the IBM core values.


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