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Updated July 27, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 916 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 436 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible in timing and WFH

    Cons

    No Cons as for as I know

    IBM Response

    Jan 4, 2017 – Program Consultant - IBMer Engagement

    Thank you for your input. We are happy to hear you had such a positive experience with IBM!


  2. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none at all

    Cons

    They are too numerous to list

    Advice to Management

    Change

  3. "don't recommend working here if you are 45 or older"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The good thing about being in technical sales at IBM is that everyone knows who IBM is so it sells itself.

    Cons

    The bad thing about IBM is that they are continuously getting rid of older employees. Last year everyone over 50 was let go off my team.

    Advice to Management

    Writing advice here is useless because one of Ginni's goals is to have a younger hipper work force and to lay off the older work force.


  4. "Package Solution Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible timings
    Good Culture
    Work from home facility

    Cons

    Least Salary
    No free coffee
    All control in hands of managers


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. IT Specialist, GBS, Enterprise Applications"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Specialist, Microsoft Practice in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior IT Specialist, Microsoft Practice in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will meet amazing people from all over the world. If you love being a road warrior, this is the organization for you. Airfare is always economy, car rentals are always Hertz, lots of hotel options are negotiated rates. Loads of IBM-related discounts. MacBooks are now being issued to consultants, for those who prefer Apple to Lenova. Many, many, many well-defined business processes and supporting IT systems.

    Cons

    Must meet billing targets to remain employed. 44 hrs/week is typical, although everyone actually puts in closer to 60 hrs/week of effort. Seriously - you may be a rockstar in all ways measureable, but if you miss your billing utilization target, expect a negative review. Must be willing to use Lotus Notes. Got kids? You might want to wait until they're in college before joining Big Blue, assuming you actually want to particpate in their childhood...

    Advice to Management

    The "up or out" mentality that prevades the endless layers of management has cost IBM many extraordinary IT professionals.


  6. "It adds value to your resume."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team is always well qualified. Clients respect IBM unlike some other indian counterparts.

    Cons

    AMS unit pay is little less and had to work with lot of offshore people and calls.

    Advice to Management

    Normalization of salaries is needed. The same role in different cities and recruits can vary as long as 20 k just at senior consultant level.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Junior IT Specialist"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, great working atmosphere, nice starting job for experience.

    Cons

    Company lies regarding career development and salary growth. Let me warn you, once you enter with your base salary it will NEVER EVER change. They will tell you any excuse (freeze, low profit, etc) and in the meantime they will suck all your experience and skills.

    My advise, if you are an average joe, fresher. Join to learn some minor experience and leave after 1 year.
    If instead you are a senior, ask for high expectations as they will never change that later, if they refuse it is because they were already lying at you and are trying to scam seniors for low budget for low position works.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving false promises (regarding career growth) when later you simply jump out to other departments. Anyway, I know you won't do it because you are instructed to lie as to keep your employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Datacenter and Cloud Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Principal Datacenter and Cloud Specialty Seller in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Principal Datacenter and Cloud Specialty Seller in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand name. Nothing works better than to have a brand name that everyone knows and a reputation of finishing the work regardless of the price even if they loose money.

    Cons

    1st line managers only last about a year so you get a new boss every year. I had 8 in 7 years. One boss had me as an employee and we never met each other. You get the feeling that your not part of a family you are only a number. They will never pay for training to keep you qualified for your job.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are people too. All people desire to feel needed and important at their job. IBM is too focused on Wall Street and manages a 9 month sales cycle weekly. Do you really expect something to change every week?


  9. "Enjoyed working with IBM"

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    Former Employee - Oracle Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Oracle Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with, decent pay, significant opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Too much of internal documentation and processes which required to do outside of regular work

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees


  10. "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Data Center Sales Leader in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Data Center Sales Leader in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work independently and make as much money as you want

    Cons

    Too much forecasting. Large IT sales can not be managed on a weekly basis.


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