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Updated September 19, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1045 reviews)

  • "low salary slow complex not competetive" (in 484 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (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. "Service Desk Business Unit Supporting Various Customers"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package offered for IBM regulars

    Cons

    Stressful environment and unfortunately low moral across areas.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Chief Architect"

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    Current Employee - Chief Architect in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Chief Architect in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Lacking in competitive salary and total compensation.


  4. "Good experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Good experience at problem solving, and self motivation.

    Cons

    Downsizing and time/pay cuts, off shoring and contract changes

    Advice to Management

    Patience


  5. "Horrible - Sinking Ship"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Get to put Big Blue's name on your resume

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Their sense of entitlement results and employee attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Read, learn, respect your employees, since they're the ones who make the company and do all the work. Treat them as an asset, not a liability.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Valued for Experience?"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, always moving with technology. Lots of opportunity and education to add to skills but hard to move around.

    Cons

    I'm not sure if I'm going to be let go due to age (59) and high salary (>100k) for a younger cheaper version of me that knows nothing. It could happen any day.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Cutting costs, at any expense."

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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

    Great name to put on your resume. Other employers are benefitting from the constant exodus of skilled employees.

    Cons

    Cuts in benefits, education, and salary; bonuses are non-existent at the worker level. Rabid effort to get rid of experienced employees and replace with contractors, no experience necessary. Frequent "Resource Actions" resulting in terrible employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for!
    (Well, except for Ginni ; )
    Keep it up, soon you will have "virtualized" all your customers!

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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