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Updated August 5, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1059 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Big data consultant"

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    Former Employee - Big Data Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Big Data Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creativity , some of awesome supportive manager for your work, gr8 place to explore new technology.

    Cons

    Better not to interact ppl who does politics and take your work credit and if anything goes wrong such ppl point to you

    Advice to Management

    Only I see 30% of team member work and not some managers and Sr. Managers don't give credit.

    If Managers is at onsite... They don't carry who are you and how good you are.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Really depends on the team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot's of smart people, perks, reach, and resources.

    Cons

    Depends on the team, but in general lot's of reorgs, too many complacent lifers, and very shortsighted knee-jerk leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to be transparent and realistic. The magical thinking does not look good on you.

  3. "Not the company you might think it is"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits for full time work

    Cons

    Not very people centric at all--forget the people when it comes to the bottom line--people are expendable

    Advice to Management

    forget the facade and be sincere


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Peer Support"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, coworkers become your friends

    Cons

    Call center strict environment and short breaks

    Advice to Management

    Realize staff has family


  5. "Rapidly changing and integrating with other products"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    well built structure of management and departments. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    just like any corporation, there is a spider web of politics within and across teams. For most employees that are not team lead or manager, there seems to be almost no opportunity to get promoted no matter how much effort and work you put into. (Unless you are well connected with managers. ) People move up the ladder in the corp seemed to know how to play pawns for their needs.


  6. "Manufacturing IBM was a turn coat anti-USA"

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    Former Employee - Senior Machine Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Machine Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When Tom Watson was CEO he took care of his workers!

    Cons

    Ibm Hired John Ackers, then IBM became disloyal to workers

    Advice to Management

    Make IBM great again, hire United States workers instead from INDIA!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company I've worked at in 20 years of IT"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At least it is a job.

    Cons

    Very disorganized structure or maybe It's just vague by design.
    Products are overly complex and doesn't hold up to competitors.
    IBM just barly meets SLAs with customers, or doesn't meet SLA and tries to cover it up.
    No upward mobility for technicians. Several lay-offs a year. Regularly furloughs contractors. No raises and bonuses are very small and rare or non-existant. Yearly training requirements but it doesn't increase upward mobility or reward employee monetarily.

    Advice to Management

    IBM needs to acknowledge the fact that their employees are the companies bread and butter. Make money by doing better work or making better products, not by slashing overhead i.e. shrink resources.
    Treat employees as assets and that will reflect in their quality of work. Do right by your customers instead of the bare minimum.
    Make managers and teams more permanent because constant restructuring does not allow for any team building. Tasks that should take minutes to complete take days because no one knows who does what job. Currently don't even know who my direct supervisor is and I just found out that I have a new People Manager. That's my 6th one in the last 4 years at the same job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Unit Executive"

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    Current Employee - Business Unit Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Business Unit Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with sound technology and multiple career paths.

    Cons

    Very weak senior leadership who are more focused on acting like they know about transactions than leading.

    Advice to Management

    Take a customer first view and make yourself relevant instead of just doing cadence calls.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager/Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager/Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Account Manager/Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility has been great, but things are getting worse. We just were told we had to move, or lose our job.

    Cons

    We have now been told we have to move or lose our job.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees. Match market pay, go back to a better work life balance and allowing remote for Marketing. The reason we are failing, is everything is concentrated on our stock price, while nothing is being done to keep and make your employees happy.


  10. "The new IBM"

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is truly transforming into the cloud industry leader- combined with its cutting-edge Cognitive computing / AI work with Watson, it is an exciting time to be here.

    Cons

    It is a huge company, so the normal administrative layers/stuff/pain associated with working at a huge company is real.

    Advice to Management

    We will be looking for more great management leaders as we re-invent the company.


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