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IBM Chicago Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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  • The hours are very long with a poor work/life balance (in 799 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 398 reviews)

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  1. "IBM Security, Risk and Compliance Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IBM Security, Risk and Compliance Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IBM Security, Risk and Compliance Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working for IBM over 18 years as a security and risk mgt consultant.

    Cons

    need to improve collaboration among different divisions (cloud, security, GBS and GTS...)


  2. "IBM feedback"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good company to work. transparent policy. Opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    If you don't like travel, then it is not for you.


  3. "Phenomenl company, great pay!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the freedom of being in the company! It's a huge company with many many different benefits. Great salary, insurance, discounts...etc

    Cons

    There is a lot of competition within IBM, you're working with extremely smart many of which are probably smarter than you.

    Advice to Management

    Looks like they're doing great to me, wouldn't really know what to advise them on


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  5. "Managing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Diverse, Smart, Fun place to work, many opportunities and they take good care of their employees

    Cons

    Slow to change, Diversity is good but sometimes leads to sub-par employees falling through the cracks


  6. "IBM Can be good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, options for projects, lots of project, international travel

    Cons

    random projects with meaningless work, no work sometimes, very unfocused for early in your career


  7. "Management Heavy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Results are more important than a strict/set work schedule.

    Cons

    Seemed like too many managers and not enough support members supporting the client.


  8. "SPSS Inside Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid technology with a wide footprint.

    Cons

    Management is not knowledgable regarding the product or helpful throughout a sales cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your product and engage in the sales process. Forecasting is important to the company but it won't increase sales.


  9. "Turning the Ship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Digital Sales is growing, good opportunity

    Cons

    A bit tough to get information about changes, Managers are not so much managers, but more about metric managers


  10. "Analytics Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    These is a lot of flexibility in this job. You are ale to work from home and when in the office the culture is great.

    Cons

    Changes in organization are constant but is to be expected in a changing industry.


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    "Senior Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work from home

    Cons

    Low pay, no pay increases

    Advice to Management

    Reward for results



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