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IBM Dallas Reviews

Updated April 16, 2018
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  • At times difficult work life balance (in 983 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is very flexible and understanding of work hours, if I need to take off a little early for an appointment it's no problem. They also allow us to work from home and it's very low stress most of the time.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to see what is coming over the horizon so we lack foresight in many cases making it difficult to plan for things.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too focused on hiring from the outside and releasing existing employees!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    My co-workers are great hard working people that do what they are asked and more.

    Cons

    The current management regime from the Board, CEO, and top 200 executives are too focused on getting rid of pretty much anyone over 50. They keep saying the following over and over again, " We must focus on Millennials and getting new blood into the organization." ....translation, get rid of anyone older than 50. They are losing way too many highly skilled employees in the name of new skills. The very people that they are getting rid of possess those deep technical and highly sought after skills they say that they need to hire from the outside...pure B.S.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking for reasons to get rid of people and redeploy them where their skills are effective. The costs associated with onboarding, learning IBM processes, and building trusted relationships with clients and fellow employees is very high. The turn over rate is much too high and the current environment is much too short sighted.

  3. "Company ok/benefits SUCK!"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, hours and not working weekends for most part.

    Cons

    Pay, no bonus, benefits, upper management, the all hands cheerleader meetings

    Advice to Management

    Fix insurance make more affordable


  4. "Too big to properly manage projects"

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    Current Employee - Managing Security Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Security Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of work and opportunities to participate in different industries and technologies. Also areas of focus are varied but you have to decide where to concentrate in.

    Cons

    Often losing clients to issues related to their inability to manage the India managed services. Very difficult to navigate all of the different service lines that are routinely changing.

    Advice to Management

    Do not over sell the ability of India managed services when in reality they are not well organized.


  5. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    - Moderate Salary - Provide Visa Sponsorship - Friendly environment - Decent Stock Matching - 20 days vacations/PTO

    Cons

    - Less growth - Unstable job sometimes


  6. "I enjoy working for IBM Cloud"

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    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked for IBM Cloud for over a year and a half and I have really enjoyed every day. We work mostly infrastructure and hardware to expand services in an IaaS environment.

    Cons

    There seems to be a fair amount of turn-over for new hires. Most that newly join the company seems to not even know that much about working on home computers. It leads to more advanced techs having to teach about even simple components and proper handling of these components. In the long run, it turns into techs working to advance their career having to spend less time taking the certifications to advance and more time teaching basics over and over.

    Advice to Management

    Mangement does a lot right, just wish there was a way to adequately find people that wish to stay with the company for more than a few months.


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for within the IoT space.. Very very smart people to work with. Just do not fall behind because you will get lost

    Cons

    Way too big of a company. Easy to get left behind.

    Advice to Management

    None, keep it up

  8. "Benefits could be much better"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Snacks and soft drinks. Nice facility. Lots and lots of learning available online. Lots of self service options with technology. Websites that shouldn’t be blocked (google searches to research) not blocked.

    Cons

    Negotiated rates for doc instead of copays. Egos are high and people are in power only because people above them left after merger. Halo effect runs high. Need to migrate from lotus notes.. and only use one instant messaging option.

    Advice to Management

    Really evaluate managers on what their employees say about them. Not the facade they present to execs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Watch out if you're over 50!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries were average for position.

    Cons

    Layoffs can come at anytime. Subject to whims of ever revolving executives and department budgets for that period. Bonuses were far below average.

    Advice to Management

    Revere your more experienced resources. Not many young new hires will put up with 60-70 hour weeks and working through vacations like your more experienced workers.


  10. "Senior ETL Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior ETL Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior ETL Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place and good company to work for.
    Flexibility to work from home (varies from client to client).
    No micromanagement but expected to take full ownership/responsibility.

    Cons

    Work longer hours and weekend support sometimes.


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