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Updated June 18, 2018
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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. "Project Executive"

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    Current Employee - Project Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities. Large company. Cognitive cloud industry

    Cons

    Small raises. Small bonuses. Expensive health care

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to retain good talent.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Sales - Summit Program"

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    Current Employee - Digital Sales - Summit Program in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Digital Sales - Summit Program in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    First 6 months of training in Summit program are great. Learn a lot, challenging, flexible work schedule.
    Name recognition.
    Relatively good pay. Don't think it is above average though.

    Cons

    Horrible work culture in the Coppell Sales Center.
    Unsanitary work facilities.
    Inflexible management around remote work.
    Required to come in office despite zero valid need to do so.
    Siloed view of the rest of IBM.
    Lots of workers look well past age of retirement/lots of shuffling around the office.
    Poor attitudes in older workers - i.e. treats kitchen staff terribly.
    Kept at uncomfortably cold temperature. No covered parking for extreme heat or hail storms.
    No food or drinks left out for free at any point.

    Advice to Management

    Sell off this warehouse of an office. You will save money and improve the culture of every team in this office and benefit from the results that will surely follow.


  4. "Great company as long as business is good"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, plethra of resources at your fingertips, cell phone discount, it's "THE" IBM!

    Cons

    Never know when the random layoffs will occur.


  5. "Software Application Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Developer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Software Applications Developer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good work flexibility.
    2. Good work culture.
    3. Good infrastructure.
    4. Good personal-professional balance.
    5. Flexibility to express yourself.

    Cons

    1. Resistance to move to new technology.
    2. More process , less work.
    3. Poor motivation to continue.
    4. Work management in the team degrading.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Layed Off"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of employee resources. IBM does a good job of getting you the tools you need to do your job. Ok severance package.

    Cons

    Very difficult to feel good about the company when you can be layed off at anytime. They get rid of a lot of good people and replace them with cheaper offshore workers and wonder why they keep falling further and further behind. Management doesn't get it. They keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. A company cannot be successful if it does not have motivated employees. IBM does not have this. I came on via an acquisition and realized this from the first month. Unfortunately if IBM doesn't change it will not be around in 10 to 15 years.

    Advice to Management

    Change your way of thinking. Your people are your greatest asset and your failures are the result of not having a motivated work force. You cannot have an entire work force that knows that it is always just an RA away from being jobless. Why would the best and brightest want to work for a company like that. Stop worrying about Warren Buffet and the stock price and focus on making IBM a company that people can respect again and one that employees are proud of.


  7. "Ok. Some good. Some bad"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a job. It helps me pay the bills. I have benefits. I do like my coworkers. Most of my coworkers are satisfied Can Not day they are happy here .

    Cons

    Ok for me, my immediate leader is not good. Poor leader. Clearly plays favorite. I am not of the favorites. am looking for a new job

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Former great employer...no longer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great legacy and history. Ability to move around and work in different areas and develop new skills. Still some of the better benefits in industry

    Cons

    Has become company run by accountants who fire good people indiscriminately. Management scrambles quarter to quarter. Spend most of your time reporting internally instead of doing real work. So focused on getting "younger" they ignore everything else.

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorganizing the entire company every 2-3 quarters. Let people work and stop trying to write reports to justify their jobs. Fire the management that does nothing but bullwhip instead of firing workers who actually do work.


  9. 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.


  10. "IBM - destroyer of worlds (and employees)"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Dev Ops and Cloud Leader in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Senior Dev Ops and Cloud Leader in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Some great people
    - Providing nice snacks and coffee for employees

    Cons

    - Some horrible management and leadership since Sam Palmisano took over in 2002
    - Palmisano started a culture that was unethical, destructive, and desolated much of IBM's excellent employees
    - Pathetic former leadership that believed "line your pockets" and "destroy your people" were the two most important and equally important matters
    - Ginny Rometty is dealing with the aftermath of 9 years of bad leadership under Palmisano

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to the technical leaders
    - Listen to those who are engaged in other fronts, especially the cloud -- get your team members learning other cloud products
    - Learn the competition well and bring in non-biased, non-political, non-partial people technical employees to start transforming and killing the red tape and slough internally


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