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IBM Dallas Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  • The hours are very long with a poor work/life balance (in 778 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 390 reviews)

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  1. "Partner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Partner in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ++Good company to work on

    Cons

    This is good company but need little more HR processes which are helpful for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Best company to work for.


  2. "Director Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, people, people, people, people

    Cons

    Leadership, politics, values, flexibility, compensation


  3. "Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity for advancement, the education, the industry contacts are terrific.

    Cons

    Some managers are not people oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "You get what you pay for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Remote Technical Support in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Remote Technical Support in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not saying; don't want to give upper management any ideas of what to try and cut.

    Cons

    Outsourcing over seas. This means people here who know what they are doing because of experience loose their jobs because they are "too expensive." This might be true - but you get what you pay for too.

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose control of your intellectual property by sending things off-shore and laying off the people who know what they are doing because of 10+ years of experience.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ups and Downs at Big Blue"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity with the GLOBAL presence of IBM.
    Able to gain invaluable experience within whatever field of IT you are interested in.
    Great internal online education/training program.
    Depending on what area/dept./division you work in, you may have a chance to work on cutting edge/state of art technology.
    Reputation still seems to be very positive and valuable within the industry.

    Cons

    IBM has been "down-sizing" for many years now.
    IBM is focused on moving the majority of labor force overseas..... 80% by end of 2017.
    IBM is known for changing support strategies that allow them to "retire" older employees while hiring younger talent and moving higher/older skill set overseas.
    So big that you almost become a "number" - no personal benefits with many support folks working from home.
    Once great benefits are now barely keeping up with the industry.
    Current leadership is more concerned with bottom line and stock-price than employees and customers.
    Raises and bonuses have declined over the years and have averaged 1-2% over the past 5 yrs.
    Work/Life balance is hard to come by - they do not "practice what they preach." (especially for people that work from home.) Mainly due to under-staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Cut 40-50% of your overhead and internal "process and reporting", only sell your customers what they want and don't add your own internal baggage when not requested, get back to caring about your employees and customers, bring back some support from overseas, hire administrative support folks to perform administrative tasks, and SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "An elephant who is loosing the force"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A giant capable of moving the technology trend and bring change. With over 100 years in the industry, the company has sailed though several tough times.

    Cons

    The organization's pro is its con too, too big to have a common vision and strategy. Off late the company seems to have been chasing the technology trend, by making acquisitions, instead of being a leader.

    Advice to Management

    Do not undermine what has been and still is making money for you. Needs to rethink the partnership with apple? who is to gain?


  8. "Very good company with nice benefits"

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    Current Employee - Automation Test Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Automation Test Lead in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working as fulltime from past 10 years. Job is very secure in IBM.

    Cons

    Difficult to get release from the project.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Welcome to the Corporation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of chaos and lack of direction allows you to do as you please.

    Cons

    Arbitrary deadlines for everything. Stale corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think IBM is really in the position to tack advice from anyone. It is a ancient behemoth that couldn't do the right thing even if it wanted.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovative, challenged, in a state of transformation

    Cons

    Slow moving given size, outdated methods and lots of red tape

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path of rigorous transformation. Push the adoption of Watson through IBM.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, but very big"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Overall great company with great benefits. Managers are very focused on the needs of the individual employees. The compensation and benefits are not as generous as they were in the past and have move much closer to the industry average. Great support for skill development

    Cons

    It is a very, very big company. No single review can give it justice because the environment will vary greatly by business unit and sub-domains. Someone who isn't comfortable with big orgs (large cities, large schools, etc) may feel lost.

    Advice to Management

    Seek input from all employees, not just the newest and youngest. There is a growing trend to dismiss the input from experienced employees.



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