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Updated August 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "IBM review"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Burlington, VT
    Current Intern - Intern in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot in a relaxed corporate environment

    Cons

    Very old/outdated company that tries to seem new and with the times by pushing buzzwords, that in the end have little impact on the actual day to day office life


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Actively trying to downsize"

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    Former Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and lots of talented employees who try very hard. But this does not overcome the negatives, ruin away!

    Cons

    Clueless management, constantly changing policies, goals, and priorities. In one quarter, three VPs thanked me publicly for my great contributions. The next quarter they let me go.

    Advice to Management

    Listen

  3. "IBM is destroyed"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few good people left.

    Cons

    Useless management, hardly anyone left that actually can do anything. No direction, all fake projects and marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house on the entire 8 levels of management.


  4. "Not so great anymore"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Burlington, VT

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. the work in the microelectronics division is still very interesting even though they are only running older technologies on 200mm wafers

    Cons

    IBM no longer cared about the semiconductor manufacturing part of the business and transferred them to GlobalFoundries. Prior ro that there was little investment in the fab and in the employees

    Advice to Management

    Provide more direction to the employees and be more transparent with the health of the company. The employees are treated very well but sometimes need a bit more management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience, questionable whether or not I'd return"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a software developer intern, having just completed my Junior year of college studying Comp Sci and Math, I was making $24 an hour. That is very good pay for an intern. The people I worked with very much older than I, and had an absolute ton of knowledge that they took pride in teaching me. IBM also provided a nice bonus of $1000 for me to "move" up to Burlington VT where I was working, which was funny because I attend the University of Vermont and didn't actually have to move anywhere. IBM is also great since once you are in you can choose several career paths within the company to pursue.

    Cons

    Lots of the employees are older, and will be retiring in the next 5-10 years, which I would be sad to see my friends go. Moral isn't terribly high. Employees suffered through massive lay-offs during the recession and IBM has been trying its hardest to keep its current employees by cutting benefits and being as cheap as they can in many facets of the business.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT

    Pros

    Great place to work. High pay for interns, easy going yet challenging bosses. #1 -- the best.

    Cons

    none that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Product Markting Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, work life balance, benefits

    Cons

    IBM is a larger enterprise organization with multiple layers of management, which can sometimes lead to confusion, uncertainty and bureaucracy.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, very knowledgeable"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Burlington, VT
    Former Intern - Intern in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, competitive pay, great environment, no overbearing management, flexible hours, willing to invest in their employees, all around great place to work

    Cons

    Can be slow at times. Some positions are not high paced at all. Things take a while to happen as it is a very large company thus projects must go through alot of people.


  9. "LTS Exploitation Joke"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    potentially the best wage you can find in VT with decent hours
    good benefits coverage

    Cons

    No job security
    Dead slow conversion rates
    Poorly informed management
    Lack of Ejection for weak employees
    Draining moral
    High school attitudes and environments
    lots of lazy people on shift making your job harder and the days longer
    No chance for personal improvement for anyone not inside an office *think 40 is a joke*
    No Employee investment outside of permanent staff
    3 year sentence with no job security or commitment
    can be let go with no reason
    emotionally draining
    made to feel like your fighting a wall to get converted
    made to feel like a second class citizen due to your LTS status
    Employers work scheduled makes finding work impossible
    Forced to change shift on conversion regardless of outside life
    YOUR LIFE MUST MEET THE NEEDS OF THE EMPLOYER!
    If you dont change shifts you never get converted this means COMPULSORY NIGHTS

    Advice to Management

    Sack the lot of your old boys club upper management and get the idiot who decided on a 3 year LTS contract sacked! change your hiring policy to something realistic like 8 months to 6 month hire if you want employees to stay invest INVEST INVEST in them i know its a factory but people deserve respect


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Incompetent Management / No Job Security"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers (non-managers) are great and support you to get the job done.

    Cons

    No Job Security. Management only looks to save their own job. No appreciation for good job if you are not the senior management favorite.

    Advice to Management

    Get a Life.


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