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IBM California Reviews

Updated January 19, 2019
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1080 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 522 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Apprentice in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Apprentice in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Little stress. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    No free food. In the middle on nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Free food and free coffee


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package was great. Loved the work I did.

    Cons

    Co-workers seemed distant, so I never really felt at home at this particular company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Digital Life Sciene Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Life Sciene Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of Freedom and work-life balance

    Cons

    Can be disorganized but you must be a self driven person


  4. "Executive Cloud Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Any technology you are interested in you can get involved.
    Build your own practice and become industry leader.

    Cons

    IBM is l held to higher standard than competitors
    Other Lines of business can impact relationship with Customer.

    Advice to Management

    More thought before acquiring companies.


  5. "Excellent experience and outstanding people!"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical, professional, and leadership opportunities with amazing resources and a start up mentality!

    Cons

    Big company lots of products


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Most mismanaged company I ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are pretty good

    Cons

    Poor management, no direction, no communication, totally mismanaged company

    Advice to Management

    get real managers, hire people who has a vision and see past tomorrow


  7. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    huge company with lots of opportunity

    Cons

    huge company sometimes difficult to navigate

  8. "Director of strategy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to operate and innovate

    Cons

    A lot of freedom to not do your job

    Advice to Management

    More personal responsibility


  9. "It's a stable job"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - management takes care of employees work life balance

    Cons

    - UX researcher role not established quite yet


  10. Helpful (3)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary with OT. 401K and Benefits

    Cons

    Promised a lot of things, but none were true.

    Advice to Management

    Just another heartless corporation.


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