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IBM Chicago Reviews

Updated February 3, 2019
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  • "Work life balance especially to new mothers" (in 1085 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Great workplace"

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    Former Employee - BI Developer and Solutions Consultant in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - BI Developer and Solutions Consultant in Rosemont, IL

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

    Pros

    -Amazing environment and colleagues.

    Cons

    No cons faced while working here


  2. "It is what you make it, and YOU can make it great!"

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    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education and training, benefits, amazing peers, variety of assignments, flexibility in managing your schedule and your life.

    Cons

    If you don't manage your career and/or try to make right what you see as wrong, you won't have a great experience.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the value people bring from OUTSIDE IBM.

  3. "Great Services corporation to work with"

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    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


  4. "Great People, Great Work, Flawed System"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allows someone to perform great work around great people, given that they're able to navigate Big Blue

    Cons

    Easy to get lost and a tragically flawed and inefficient system

    Advice to Management

    Systems do not replace the human elements of good management.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "what is good working @ IBM"

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    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.


  6. "1-1-2019 Changed benefits package"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have current technology you can learn about.

    Cons

    They removed HMO as an insurance option, only high deductible PPO now. I can’t get cortisone injection, can’t get my prescriptions because of high costs. How can they do this with a good conscious. I guess they made a deal to close a sale with Anthem.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your US employees


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    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

  8. "Great company with many learning opportunities"

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    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


  9. "Salary"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "GBS Consultant"

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    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


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