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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. "Lots of opportunity, tough to adjust after acquisition though"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I worked with great people prior to the acquisition. Had the time of my life

    Cons

    The org structure and business changed drastically over the course of a couple years and people started leaving. Eventually half of our employees were laid off anyway. I think things expanded a bit too quickly after the acquisition

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    "Not Long Term Minded"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Broadview Heights, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Engaging work projects, good people

    Cons

    IBM manages contractors as an elastic resource, so be prepared for furloughs and layoffs. What is promised to you on intake subject to change, dramatically over your tenure. Be prepared to hurry up and wait, as it takes a while for the flywheel to start turning.

    Advice to Management

    Treat contractors like people, not objects. We're the reason that you are able to retain your holiday bonuses. Also, give credit where credit is due. On the last "All Hands Call", one of the most clueless project managers on staff was held up as a great example of "Customer Communication" and "Driving Innovation in Process", when in reality it was ME and the team of off-shore contractors that I was wrangling and driving....

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  3. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    less salary when compared to the location

  4. "System Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Its a Job and it pays

    Cons

    I worked for a company that outsourced its IT department to IBM a few years ago. The current IT staff was re-badged as IBM employees and told we had 3 months to find a permanent position at IBM or we would get our 10 weeks severance package. After a month they hired almost all the staff on full time so they could avoid paying the severance package. Then they started laying us off in groups until almost no one was left....

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  5. "IBM Watson Health"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good people, good work, interesting problems

    Cons

    Business failures result in low wages, low raises, and low retention.

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    "Watson Health Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Industry leading technology and resources

    Cons

    Questionable direction regarding the future of the business

    Advice to Management

    Provide greater transparency about strategic initiatives

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    "Dysfunction at its finest"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Benefits are above average for Cleveland, OH

    Cons

    Civility training and holding people accountable for respectful, honest work relationships would improve their culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the legacy tribe of narcissists.

  8. "Acquired by IBM"

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    Current Employee - Systems Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -the atmosphere -the people -the professionalism -the access to the latest and greatest equipment -it's a teaching environment -easy access to career planning and support and tools

    Cons

    -nothing, other than, who wants to work? don't we all wish we could have been born lucky and just volunteer our time and live it up!

    Advice to Management

    continue with the open door policy which gives open communication a whole new meaning

  9. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    It's nice to have autonomy over my schedule to a certain extent, but overall it's an amazing work-life balance.

    Cons

    It's the big corporate feel, and anything in your contract can be changed at any time, even after you've come through with a sale (affecting your commission)

  10. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    good pay, work from home, managers are willing to work with you on schedule, great width and depth of skills

    Cons

    not great pay, moving between groups, sometimes feels like a very hierarchical organization

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