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IBM Boulder Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  • The hours are very long with a poor work/life balance (in 778 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 390 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to be exposed to innovative technology and meaningful projects

    Cons

    Such a large company no longer feel as appreciated for efforts, am simply a number or cog in wheel.


  2. "Tech Support Tier 1"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Support Tier I in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Tech Support Tier I in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The call volume was steady, not overwhelming.

    Cons

    Used old software, and found myself doing more work than necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Update our software suite. Hire better employees who are actually going to work.


  3. "Service Delivery Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to work with smart and dedicated co-workers. You are exposed to a lot of different skills, acquiring an excellent business/technical education while on the job.

    Cons

    The is never enough resources. US jobs being sent to India, constant US layoffs. 60+ hour weeks are the norm. Employees are a commodity, nothing more, and easily replaced in the eyes of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Value your US employees.


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  5. "Call center"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    I love it but would like to be somewhere where they cared more about the workers then just looked at as contactors

    Cons

    Looked at as nothing but contractors

    Advice to Management

    Treat us like ibmers


  6. "Currently Looking"

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    Current Employee - Senior VMware Administrator in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior VMware Administrator in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM probably isn't going under any time soon and many of the people I work with are great.

    Cons

    IBM is shipping all the jobs overseas just to save a buck. This is affecting IBMs ability to meet the needs of their customers


  7. "Large company with many talents"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company encourages employee to pursue a minimum of 40 hours of training yearly.
    They have an open communication system and encourages innovation across all levels.
    Your colleagues will always be of help if asked.

    Cons

    Depending on the division at IBM, you might be required to travel 100% of the time.

    It is a big company and with it comes the bureaucracy, the weird hours to accommodate time zones across the world.


  8. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good internal opportunities and offices in different locations.

    Cons

    Don't have any focus on employers, too many process to slow you down.

    Advice to Management

    Today it's not a company to be until retirement.


  9. "First Line Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, organizational benefits and values

    Cons

    Pay and support. ID Admin, Training and Resources


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great People crappy company"

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

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

    Pros

    The People at IBM at least when I worked there (pre 2013) were dedicated and thoughtful people. Willing to give up long hours for who ever the customer ws

    Cons

    IBM STOCK HOLDERS drive everything, it does not matter if your dedicated, work long hours, travel 80 percent of the time. If they are loosing money, you will be laid off (unless of course you VP level management) who somehow always survives.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  11. Helpful (1)

    "No employee loyalty"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The IBMers are some of the best!!!

    Cons

    RA's around every corner
    No work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying the people off that are KEY to the success of your business !!



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