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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 929 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 442 reviews)

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  1. "great place for long career"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovative team, global operations, new tech products

    Cons

    red tape is sometimes slowing down the growth

    Advice to Management

    focus on building grass-root culture


  2. "employment"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked was ok. I had 20 yrs to represent the company

    Cons

    Services was not appreciated after 20 yrs being on call 24x7

    Advice to Management

    STOP MOVING JOBS OUT OF USA

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.. Have worked for them for 11 years

    Cons

    Watch out for Surprises...Can be a little scary but overall good company


  4. Helpful (12)

    "A tech company with a strong neanderthal culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their job descriptions are great. If you like to have your job description to say amazing things, this is the place for you (unless you're actually interested in the content of the actual role)

    Cons

    Dinosaur culture. Almost everyone you will meet working at IBM started their careers at IBM and there is a reason for that. The employees or senior management don't really have exposure to the real world and they just don't know how bad the place is. Things like the lack of coffee or proper drinking water for employees do not bother these people because they haven't seen any better. The place is a dump. Culture is awful and from the actual work you do (which most of the times is completely meaningless, because of the antiquated management and reporting systems in place) to the treatment you get at the cafeteria (where you are a paid customer but the guy at the grill is out smoking while the cafeteria is open and the cash register person is nowhere to be found because you're in the middle of some kind of forest and there is nowhere else to go) everything is awful.. but because nobody at the company has seen any better, nothing ever changes. If you come here with prior work experience, nobody will care about or even understand what you did before. Management isn't interested in the real world outside, and the results they produce show it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to people in your job descriptions. Put this company out of its misery already, break it up and sell it before it becomes completely useless.


  5. "IBM"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting allowed for good work-life balance. Autonomy to do job. Good pay.

    Cons

    Unstable job security. High medical premium for families.

    Advice to Management

    Value contributions of operations & administrative personnel.


  6. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Office culture, benefits, training, lifestyle

    Cons

    There's so many management changes its difficult to build a relationship

    Advice to Management

    Stop quitting in the middle of the year! Fiscal responsibilities have turned the company into a money laundering scheme filled with ridden fruits and vegetables.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "So So Place"

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    Current Employee - Executive IT Architect in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Executive IT Architect in Brooklyn, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel to many places
    Challenge work most of the time
    Newer technologies

    Cons

    no salary increase or very tiny
    Even excellent performers, the promotion is tiny while IBM is making record money
    Limited promotion possibilities
    need to be a ass-kisser

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to all folks instead of selling folks only
    stress more on hard skills and soft skills instead of soft skills only


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