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Updated February 22, 2018
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  1. "Amazingly progressive for a behemoth company."

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - IT Senior Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is making impressive strides towards being a progressive company especially being the behemoth they are. IBM now has 12 weeks paternity leave for new fathers and even more for new mothers. IBM has a large remote workforce that promotes flexibility and a better work-life balance. IBM provides excellent opportunities to give back such as the PTECH mentoring program where we partner with a local highschool and mentor these students.

    GBS is finally beginning to focus on the employee. They created a "consultant college" which is a week long training for all levels in the organization called Bee School. It's nice to see IBM emphasizing employee growth and empowerment.

    Cons

    IBM IS HUGE! Depending on what group you are a part of, it's very easy to get stuck in a bubble where you do not interact with anyone outside of your direct practicing area. Too much focus on utilization, but that's a tough fix since it ties directly to revenue.

    Advice to Management

    The growth mindset needs to be had at every level of the organization. It can't just come from an executive and then some of the practitioners. It needs to be a focus for the entire company from practitioner, to your direct manager, and up the chain. Only then will we begin to see real a positive change in the culture with a focus employee empowerment and growth.


  2. "a good company for beginner"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    diverse; learn a lot from coworkers; work remotely;

    Cons

    project outsourcing, terrible on RA, resource action

  3. "It's Great to Work at IBM"

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    Current Employee - Global Executive in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Global Executive in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has a long history of being a leader in technology. They invented and brought to market the first large-scale commercial computer (the System 360), invented the first disk drive, and revolutionized the Flash market. Now IBM is at the forefront of Cognitive, AI, Cloud, and Analytics. It's a great place for new engineers to showcase their talent.

    Cons

    In my career, I don't really see a downside.


  4. "It architect"

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    Former Employee - IT Architect in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - IT Architect in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits , lots of positions within, many locations, ever changing landscape, good retirement packages, good 401k plans, growth in healthcare industry

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities both from investment and personal growth perspective, jobs are being outsourced, can get list in the shuffle


  5. "IBM - Boulder"

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    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Empathy and work ethic will make for a good job.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.


  6. "Innovation"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Center Delivery Manager, in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Center Delivery Manager, in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to to deliver high impact innovation, not only to clients, but internally, as was achieved via the SpaceMaker's project, in which the team I worked on was one of 15 (out of 500+) chosen to receive funding to reinvent our physical space.

    Cons

    In my particular organization, collaborating effectively has had it's limits, however with our new space, I think we will have more opportunity to succeed.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "IBM 2018"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Migration Factory Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Cloud Migration Factory Manager in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vast amount of Innovation and technology

    Cons

    limited pay raises and compensations seems to lack

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Yikes!"

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    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met my husband there
    Found really great friends
    Night shift was placid

    Cons

    Weak leadership
    Back biting
    Hard work, effort, and playing by the rules doesn't help you get promoted or noticed

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talented people on your team and promote them. Don't promote yes-men and brown-nosers. They jeopardize the team's efficiency and make team members who have hard earned experience, talent, and degrees quit.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Outsourced to India"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and easy work

    Cons

    Red tape, lots of politics, will outsource your job to the cheapest bidder whenever possible, you have to train your Indian replacement


  10. "Tech Support"

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    Former Employee - Tech Support in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Long hours

    Cons

    Long hours could use more money.


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