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Updated April 12, 2019
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  • "At times work life balance gets challenging" (in 1112 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 537 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Career Choice"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Service Delivery Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Service Delivery Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some awesome reasons working for IBM was they trusted to me to make big decisions with vital internal accounts. Always was on cutting edge technology for AIX & Zos platforms. Working from home was great.

    Cons

    Sometimes would work 80+ hours for issues or major changes with little compensation or acknowledgement. Last few years of down size, was wearing several hats, SME, DPE, BAM, Life Cycle, all to be replaced by cheaper unexpirenced folks hurting only customers satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    I hope I get another position at IBM So we can use all the skills I learned while there.


  2. "It was good for a while"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work hours with great time off.

    Cons

    Management did not care about you as a person.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "The system may survive but it needs a Satya Nadella"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    challenges, flexibility, scalability, independence, growth

    Cons

    downsizing, strategically failing, mediocre senior managment

    Advice to Management

    learn from others


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Security Operations"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and work environment. Great flexibility

    Cons

    On paper the company encourages employees to pursue own career goals. In practice, I found it very challenging to veer off into a new career at IBM. No support from managers in that regard.

    Advice to Management

    Be more welcoming in letting employees try new paths.


  6. 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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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!


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