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Updated February 13, 2018
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  1. "Managing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Littleton, MA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Littleton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to grow within the company

    Cons

    None that I can think off

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent at any cost


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    "Managing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Littleton, MA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Littleton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good name recognition known around the world.

    Cons

    Poorly managed from the top down. Employees are commodities and not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Time to clean house. Focus on your employees and not management bonuses.

  3. "Great company to grow"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great research areas and ideas ongoing in Watson.

    Cons

    This is a large corporation, so there are some challenges that may come naturally with such large organizations.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Shadow of its former self"

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    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.


  6. "Associate Partner"

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Cambridge, MA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - a lot of great people still around, although the cull of senior resources is relentless
    - when multiple IBM brands work well together, the depth and breadth of what can be offered to clients is unmatched

    Cons

    - "What have you done for me yesterday?" Working for IBM these days feels more like contracting
    - Where is Watson?
    - Marketing slogans posturing as strategy


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart coworker that are willing to help.

    Cons

    9 hours a day are kind of required although you get paid for 8.

  8. "Sr. Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Executive relationships with large enterprises

    Cons

    Many brands within IBM are on the decline. Some brands get acquired and never receive a penny to improve the technology.

    Advice to Management

    More awareness of what's happening at the field level.


  9. "Intelligent minds, held back by management"

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    Former Intern - Business Operations in Littleton, MA
    Former Intern - Business Operations in Littleton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great team to work with
    -smart, helpful workers that want to help the company succeed
    -room to grow and explore areas of interest

    Cons

    -stuck in its ways, and often afraid of change
    -behind in the cloud game
    -needs to embrace the innovation from younger employees and use the experience of management to execute

    Advice to Management

    Your younger employees need to be heard more


  10. "Sales Operations mgr"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Littleton, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Littleton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are the best. Very intelligent. Love working here

    Cons

    Executive management doesn't treat their people well. No increases for years. 22 consecutive loss in revenue

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. IBM is a great company.


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