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Updated February 21, 2018
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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. "Large and In Charge"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic network of some of the smartest people in the world

    Cons

    Lengthy processes to change house-keeping details (personal details, access to programs, etc.)


  2. "Customer Retention"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As one of the most reputed IT companies and the one of the oldest.

    Cons

    As a mainframe supplier and mainly focusing on the corporate sector need much business development plans

    Advice to Management

    Increase Business development plans and budget

  3. "Marketing Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home
    Work Life Balance
    Plenty of career opportunities to do many different things

    Cons

    spend a lot of time in phone meetings
    sometime you feel invisible as the organization is too big and you dont always know what the upper management is thinking.


  4. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cloud is growing with diverse applications

    Cons

    Privacy risks, saturation of market

    Advice to Management

    Keep calm and carry on


  5. "Porfolio Cloud and SaaS Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Cloud and SaaS Sales Representative in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Cloud and SaaS Sales Representative in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM as a company has been transforming itself over the last four years. They have invested a lot of time and money into making the world a better place around Watson Healthcare,

    Cons

    Because IBM is transforming and fighting to stay up with this volital industry. A lot of shuffling occurs annually to our Global Sales Teams, which could lead to clients frustration around loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to believe and put efforts in your Global Sales Team, Innovation, Watson and never stop encouraging patents to be created.


  6. "perfect work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good and the distance to commute

    Cons

    food is a big minus for everyone ...very less options


  7. "Great Grandparent of Tech"

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Client Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great perks
    - Big company
    - Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    - Can be hard to navigate
    - Very corporate
    - Not for the faint of heart.

    Advice to Management

    Groom your younger employees and keep them around!

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    "Service Delivery Manager"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    In this position there is an opportunity to work with a cross section of dynamic technical, management and executive resources. The ability to work remotely is a benefit and most effectively when permitted, especially since most managed resources are also remote.

    Cons

    The constant 24x7 on-call matrix is often draining with little to no regard to salaried personnel work hours, work/life balance or well-being. Poorly assessed business continuity requirements, transition analysis and contract over commitment on out-sourced contracts result in crit sit accounts, dissatisfied customers, over extended budgets, eventual reduction of needed resources and personnel burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Perform better business continuity analysis to better define customer needs, get feedback from existing SME before making management decisions and contract commitments.


  9. "Awesome experience"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with one of the best in the industry is an exhilarating experience. Awesome pay. Work is reasonable and team mates who are senior to you will help you and they understand it’s hard starting out as a fresh graduate.

    Cons

    Working with one of the best in the India is a damn scary experience. Besides this no such con. Just filling this out per Glassdoor’s 20 word limit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing.


  10. "IBM"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Do provide work life balance

    Cons

    Terrible bonus plan and 401K match. Heavy processes.


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