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IBM Boulder Reviews

Updated September 19, 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 896 reviews)

  • Long hours required during peak work periods (in 432 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Voice and Network Implementation Remote Support"

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    Current Employee - GTS Mobility Services in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - GTS Mobility Services in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    IBM offers a forward thinking environment that supports the client 100%. They offer competitive pay, great benefits and work/life balance. Enjoy managers and co-workers. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Work remotely, so daily contact with co-workers is on phone.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working as a Help Desk Contractor at IBM"

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    Current Employee - CTS in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - CTS in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to apply to
    Good entry level position
    Relaxed Work Environment

    Cons

    Difficult to Advance
    Little regard for employees
    Large, Corporate Feel

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Program & Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Program & Project Management in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Program & Project Management in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working for IBM


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking ship."

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    Current Employee - Systems Operations in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Operations in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, decent pay, good schedule.

    Cons

    TERRIBLE upper management, AWFUL corporate vision, constant lay off, furloughs, and pay cuts.
    IBM's corporate vision to make a profit has been to abandon what it was good at and jump on the trendy Cloud Computing model (5years after Amazon, Google, and Microsoft). IBM is failing so the answer to turn a profit over the last 5 years has been to slash qualified personnel stateside and hire droves of unskilled unqualified workers overseas. Layoffs, pay cuts, and terminating employees close to retirement.

    Advice to Management

    You are burning your own house down and calling it innovative. INVEST IN YOUR STATESIDE WORKFORCE! Cut WAY, WAY back on your unskilled cheap overseas labor. Finally forget the cloud. Everyone else beat you to it years ago. You are a dinosaur and if you don't want to become extinct you better come up with something truly innovative and quick.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not for folks located in the USA"

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

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home option was good

    Cons

    No growth opportunity. Move jobs outside the USA continually.

    Advice to Management

    Trust is the foundation of Leadership, remember that.


  6. "Working at IBM"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since joining the IBM team I have been afforded the opportunity to learn, grow, build a great network and thru teamwork be successful. For me not getting stuck in one role and having the ability to try new things keeps me interested and always pushing. Happy to be an IBMer

    Cons

    Like any large organization IBM has it's challenges. Systems, old IBM perceptions and internal roads blocks can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with employees more to gain insights from day to day realities. Changing IBM after more than 100 years will take everyone rowing in the same direction.


  7. "Production System Analyst`"

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    Current Employee - Production Systems Analyst in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Production Systems Analyst in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow, flexibility, innovative

    Cons

    Outsources, RAs, furloughs on a regular basis

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee moral.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Pass on IBM"

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

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

    Pros

    My salary was higher than the market paid in my area. When telecommuting was allowed, that was a huge perk for me.

    Cons

    Offshoring positions at any cost (including when comparable talent could not be found) might be good for the stock price, but it is tearing the company apart. Ginni told President Trump IBM could not find talent in our country-- what an outright lie.


  9. "Cloud Channel Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Middleware Channel Sales Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Middleware Channel Sales Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International Company with long term success record. The rapid pace of change with requisite continuous learning is enjoyable.

    Cons

    Rapid change causes higher than normal levels of stress. IBM is focused on closed deals at the end of every month when this deadline does not align with partners and clients.

    Advice to Management

    Expand implementation of Agile techniques to field sellers and channel reps around the world


  10. "Main Frame Systems Department"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boulder, CO
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern

    Pros

    Strong established corporate structure that allows for exponential growth

    Cons

    Large company, easy to get lost

    Advice to Management

    foster growth and longevity in new employees.


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