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Updated December 20, 2018
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  1. "IBM is a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting to work with a vast array of enterprise customers.

    Cons

    IBM is a large company, with many products and services, it can be challenging to respond quickly to ever changing market dynamics.

    Advice to Management

    Continue IBM's path in integrating Enterprise Design Thinking throughout the company.


  2. "Deputy project executive - Global Outsourcing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to several clients and complex technology environments. A lot of direct engagement with executive level clients, direct oversight of operations and resources.

    Cons

    Working in technology outsourcing can require long hours, travel depending on client location, and needing to respond to client requests/demands

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not your Dad's IBM"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenging situations to work thru with different considerations

    Cons

    Management too focused on shareholder perceptions and does not focus on core business

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your technical business and focus on retaining good technical talent instead of the cheapest solution because with your overhead you are not the cheapest or best solution.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Employed, but not much more..."

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A large physical server environment

    Cons

    Mgmt averse to expanding job diversity, skill-set growth, risk taking. Poor collaboration environment, poor pursuit of synergies

    Advice to Management

    Turn policy & culture development lip service into action, formalize personnel development with Mgmt metrics & accountability.


  5. "Senior System Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to learn new technology. Good Pay

    Cons

    No job security, no opportunities for advance ment

    Advice to Management

    Place more focus on your employees instead of focusing only on revenues. After all it is the employees that generated the revenues


  6. "System Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - SSR - Support Services Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - SSR - Support Services Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Formerly a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Corporate and upper management have little care for for the people that actually do the work

    Advice to Management

    Consider the welfare of all employees and less focus on bottom-line only.


  7. "West Region Sales Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Operations Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Operations Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with excellent high performing people and built a brilliant team.

    Cons

    Corporate intrusion with constant spline reporting.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people

  8. Helpful (2)

    "job offshored"

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    Former Employee - DatabaseAdministrator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - DatabaseAdministrator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My group was allowed to work remotely. Our team lead was great.

    Cons

    No training. No advancement. Had some awful managers (but some good ones too). I was laid off when my account was offshored.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to the employees that are still there. Do whatever you can to prepare yourself for layoff. Learn new tools. Take training from vendors. Get ready because it can happen to you even if you have glowing reviews and are routinely recognized as a top performer.


  9. "Delivery Project Executive"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Project Executive in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Delivery Project Executive in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in work different areas from Delivery,Solutionig,Client Engagement,Sales, Higher value consulting gigs,

    Cons

    Merit sometimes takes a backseat


  10. "Watson Internal Embed"

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    Current Employee - Watson Embed Leader in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Watson Embed Leader in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to work with cutting edge technology on a daily basis. I get to be creative and agile to determine new use cases for artificial intelligence in the real world. Sometimes this is with clients and sometimes this is with internal IBM teams collaborating in order to create the next best use for cognitive.

    Cons

    Watson can be applied to various industries in many different ways. Goals and metrics are constantly changing so you have to be flexible and motivated to learn new skills to keep up with the fast paced market.

    Advice to Management

    IBM is a huge company. It can be very political and very hard to get noticed and get promoted. There are many opportunities to move up in the company, just ensure that you have attainable goals decided on with your manager in order to push towards a promotion.


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