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Updated September 11, 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 896 reviews)

  • Long hours required during peak work periods (in 432 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - SurfAid Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - SurfAid Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    History of Company and Global Brand Impact

    Cons

    Complex structure, hard to be entrepreneurial

    Advice to Management

    Push innovation through smaller, autonomous businesses embedded in company that can be entrepreneurial, but have access to the benefits of IBM's resources


  2. "Software Adoption Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great people; outstanding skills; forward thinking; strong sales teams; strong first and second line leadership.

    Cons

    Loss of flexibility/delegation in developing/executing a 'go to market strategy' for local geographies.

    Advice to Management

    Remember: IBM people are the most critical to overall success.

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    "Tough Place to work right now"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good products.
    Some great people.
    Great training opportunities

    Cons

    Company is struggling with trying to find its new identity. Lot of missed steps and opportunities. Struggles in middle management make it difficult for workers to be successful.
    Not friendly to mature associates.
    Constant layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Determine if you are a software company or a services company. Your divisional unrest is by far a greater threat to your future than your competition.


  4. "IBM is resource rick"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    IBM has incredible talent to reach out too
    Impressive client base

    Cons

    Do not promote or give good raises


  5. "Data center technician"

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    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free money when you work

    Cons

    Value as employee strongly based on willingness to put in OT, very little merit work performed in your 40.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize your employees


  6. "Summit Intern 2017"

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    Current Intern - digital sales intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - digital sales intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    IBM is a leading innnovation company that inspired me to constantly be curious, agile and informed. If you love to learn, IBM is the company for you. Which is why it fit me so well. There are so many facets to the business at IBM that knowing it all would take years of dedicated research. That's why its essential to be curious. The business is ever-changing which creates challenges but employees are acknowledged for their ability to adapt to changes. Its overall a very rewarding company to work for.

    Cons

    Every role feels like a cog in the wheel of business. There is autonomy to an extent, but that's the disadvantage of working at any extremely large, global company.


  7. "Digital Sales Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern

    Pros

    Good pay, good work-life balance, and it is unique to work at one of the tech giants

    Cons

    Little room to increase rank within the company

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Digital Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Digital Sales in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are an important part of how you view job satisfaction, and I can say I work with some of the nicest people around.

    Laid back work environment. Great people and culture. Great benefits. Encourages innovation. An extensive amount of education and training available.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape. Sales training can be challenging to juggle with work load. Really nothing compared to other work environments.


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    "Volatile Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Cloud Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Cloud Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, work from home and opportunities to travel. Great people to work with and very smart ones at that!

    Cons

    Have to worry every quarter if you are next to be RA'ed (resource action, another acronym for "laid off"). Poor performance quarter after quarter. Too many silos and nothing gets done in a timely manner. Very "old" school company and stuck on "old" processes and procedures. Too many politics and upper management. Very little or no advancement for pursuing other career opportunities. If you want job security, doesn't exist at IBM.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the talent you have in this company! Get rid of all the layers of Management. There are managers in this company that have no experience and do not know how to deal with people and worse off, have no idea how to run a business.


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Applications Developer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Opportunities are shrinking not getting new businesses..


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