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IBM Denver Reviews

Updated February 16, 2018
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  1. "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.


  2. "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Denver, CO
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM works hard to ensure that all employees embrace a set of core values and not only deliver IBM services accordingly, but also to reach out to the broader community in a variety of ways to support those values.

    Cons

    It is big. Really big. And it takes some time to learn to navigate.

  3. "Used to be a great company"

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    Current Employee - Agile Coach, IT Architect in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Agile Coach, IT Architect in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WIDE range of opportunity in the company.

    Cons

    Be nimble in moving from assignment to assignment. Too long on the bench, and you're out the door.


  4. "Test Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Test Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Test Specialist in Denver, CO
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, opportunities

    Cons

    Must travel if position requires it


  5. "Awesome Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex Schedule, great benefits, vactions

    Cons

    lots of work, little room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good not great"

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

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

    Pros

    Work from home. Good Pay.

    Cons

    Lack of engagement from management.

    Advice to Management

    More touchpoints in person and working prospecting sessions.


  7. "Great compnay"

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

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

    Pros

    Very family friendly company great home/ work balance. I would highly recommend IBM as a place to work.

    Cons

    Not much on con's except no HR on site and no office supplies.

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    "IBM/Truven Denver = Hostile Environment and Zero Work-life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM looks good on resume
    Vacation and Sick time are not included in one bucket.

    Cons

    The downtown Denver location is the most hostile/stressful work environment one could ever experience. There are multiple project managers to report to and they all micromanage - nothing gets done. Individuals in leadership positions are unreliable and can't be trusted, but conveniently during the month of surveys they're suddenly engaged and are "there for you". IBM boast about work-life balance and family yet the work hours in this location are expected to be no less than 50+/wk, including weekends, sometimes mandatory weekends. Due to leaderships inability to plan properly and hire adequate amount of people to support the client, deadlines are impossible to meet. Schedules are always tight because the leaders and project managers promise things they can’t deliver so they resort to threatening holidays and vacation time - time that doesn’t transfer over to the next year and isn’t paid out. The morale is extremely low within the department - many are afraid of losing their jobs while others are secretly demoted - simply arrive to work and find out in the most embarrassing way you've been demoted. Employees are talked down to and yelled at while the person “in charge” sits back and do nothing. HR is truly setup to protect IBM Truven, not the employee, and they are completely aware of the activity that goes on within the Denver office. Only when surveys show how the employee feels about the company will they PRETEND to look into the matter, but nothing is done and change isn’t made. The majority of the employees are hanging on and looking for other employment while others have quit for lesser paying jobs. The IBM/Truven culture is the most depressing one could ever experience. In regards to compensation and benefits, the pay is less than other companies and the benefits are surprisingly very expensive for a company with approximately 350k employees.

    Advice to Management

    The ability to treat employees like mules is a skill that takes a great deal of ignorance, lack of experience and zero emotion to achieve. Once such a skill is mastered, words of advise are simply wasted. But, since this section of the review is here ... how about giving potential candidates the same respect you expect during interviews - be transparent. Potential candidates are expected to be truthful about their character and skills, it would be helpful for you as the employer to do the same and stop overselling the IBM name. Be truthful with the potential candidate about the job and the environment they are interviewing for. Give potential candidate's a chance to decide if working in a stressful/hostile environment with zero work-life balance is something they want to be involved in. Stop wasting potential candidates time and possibly causing them to make a big mistake by accepting a position they will certainly regret.


  9. "Loved it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Because of the fact that it's a large company that has been around a while, they have proven systems in place, offering exceptional training, with the opportunity to move within the company to learn and grow. I loved my time there and the people were absolutely amazing. They hire exceptional people, who were all nice, fun and supportive.

    Cons

    In an effort to stay competitive, they do sometimes stretch the teams too thin. There were times that they consolidated roles into one, where I ended up doing the work that was previously done by 3 people. Thank heavens I had a great group of people around me who helped me do the work expected and achieve my goals.


  10. "Senior Client Representative"

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

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

    Pros

    Very competent people that love what they do.

    Cons

    Management more concerned with reporting numbers than helping you do your job.


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