IBM Reviews in Chicago, IL | Glassdoor

IBM Chicago Reviews

Updated January 19, 2019
311 reviews

Filter

Filter

Chicago, IL

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
137 Ratings

311 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1080 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Salary"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company to work with.

    Cons

    not any as of now.


  2. "Great Services corporation to work with"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledge base and people, continuous innovation

    Cons

    sometime could be bureaucratic

  3. Helpful (1)

    "what is good working @ IBM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    exposure to large customers and IT business decisions on enterprise scale
    wast of intellectual capital
    work and life balance

    Cons

    low level of employee appreciation. frequent arbitrary resource actions . senseless drive to decrease cost of services without consideration of quality.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IBM was great till they decide stock price was important then customers."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upper Management only thinks of you as a # and you are disposable

    Cons

    Hours and managment are terrible

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing


  5. "Great company with many learning opportunities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technical Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Technical Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    learning opportunities everywhere
    everyone is willing to help
    room to build network
    self-initiative pays off

    Cons

    typical large corp and you're not always staffed on projects


  6. Helpful (1)

    "GBS Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They provide good pay benefits

    Cons

    Poor job security, nobody cares about individual, “I’m too busy to care” culture, hard to grow

    Advice to Management

    Care more about culture


  7. "Great internship"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technical Solutions Specialist (Summit) in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Technical Solutions Specialist (Summit) in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very fulfilling internship that lets you experience how sales operates at IBM
    Great travel and networking opportunities

    Cons

    Different host managers can lead to very different experiences

  8. "Sales Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great growth potential and a chance to learn complex solutions

    Cons

    it is a huge company that struggles against competitors


  9. "Account Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and products, you will need to build a internal network to succeed

    Cons

    It is a business, they look to make cuts to make the bottom line look better.

    Advice to Management

    Morale needs to be improved


  10. "Great Internship"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Technical Solutions Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Technical Solutions Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, fair pay, great management

    Cons

    Not much need to come into the office. Most full times work from home.


Showing 311 of 42,318 reviews
Reset Filters