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IBM Cary Reviews

Updated March 9, 2018
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  • Bad work life balance in the company (in 993 reviews)

  • In this competitive atmosphere, you must often work long hours (in 467 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "IBM Former"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer, and Systems Development Manager Prior in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer, and Systems Development Manager Prior in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent technology company with a recognized brand worldwide. A career where there is endless technology job possibilities for qualified staff. Contact made throughout the IT industry.

    Cons

    IBM is a place that is not for everyone. IBM allows you freedom to fail and freedom to succeed. The choice is yours but be ready when you first start to wear the eight stripe logo

    Advice to Management

    Never settle for anything less that total customer satisfaction, and staff excellence. Leave the political influence to the Sr. Management and not the staff.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cary, NC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, love the people I am working with right now

    Cons

    Managers can be a pain

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good big-company-place to be"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Very smart technical people around. Many opportunities to choose from if you want to pursue other endeavors within the company.

    Cons

    Leadership hasn't to have figured out how to reverse the five year trend of declining revenues.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Technical Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, wide variety of roles

    Cons

    Bureacracy, volatility, frequent layoffs, strategy questionable


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Still innovative after all these years"

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    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High quality colleagues, team rigor for new innovations and emerging business models
    - Great new Design agency and workshops for offerings
    - Push employees to stay continually educated on latest technologies and trends, examples: Think Fridays, Cognitive Build contest with far flung teaming opportunities, free Company Online courses

    Cons

    - Still too many layoffs, culling down employee population due to transition
    - Losing some great people due to some managers that aren't listening

    Advice to Management

    - Don't be tied to old overly conservative metrics for M&As - we lose out on opportunities
    - Keep investing in future tech, be bold


  6. "Not the same IBM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM offers a pretty good work life balance which is great for parents and families.

    Cons

    Years ago I would have given this company a solid 4 but lately so many positions have been lifted and shifted over seas. Every quarter you find yourself holding your breath hoping not to get "the call" telling you your job is moving to another country.

    Advice to Management

    I would ask for management to be more involved with employees all during the year and not just during PBC time.


  7. "IBM"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from Home opportunities
    Flexible schedule
    Multiple locations

    Cons

    Size.
    Slow to respond to market.
    Limited opportunity for growth.
    Moving many jobs outside of North America

  8. "Canned after 35 years - job shipped overseas"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, some great people,

    Cons

    nothing is as important as the bottom line. especially the people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Scrum"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work for this company. They are full of bullies who only know this way to be!

    Cons

    Please see comments under under the "Pros" section.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Respect of the individual. Creativity was highly encouraged. Excellent mix of assignments. Incredible people. Fun, positive work environment. Great
    pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Sold some incredible technology, product lines, and skilled professionals that left some voids that need to be backfilled with new strategic initiatives and alliances. I have no doubt they will bounce back and get the stock value back to the $190-200 per share range.

    Advice to Management

    Fully confident in the management team.


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