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IBM Detroit Reviews

Updated May 26, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company with Awesome benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit package for LGBT+. Great programs specifically for minority groups: Women, LGBT, Minority Men, etc. to help advance your career in a white male dominated culture.

    Cons

    Working long hours is pretty typical

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "QA Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Managers are good. Work/Life balance, Team lunches, yearly party,Fruits Wednesdays,coffee machines

    Cons

    no complaints. need the old traditional coffee machines

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees.. dont promise words

  3. "Team Lead - RPO Operations"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance is a high priority

    Cons

    Different rules for different staff - low level of consistency


  4. "IBM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    innovative, the people, excellent work environment

    Cons

    no work life balance, too much travel


  5. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours and work location

    Cons

    Very process oriented sales organization, high turnover in sales organization do to constant analytics being run regarding quota attainment and pipeline

    Advice to Management

    Stop basing all decisions based on black and white analytic runs


  6. "Associate Partner"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Detroit, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on innovation, broad expanse of capabilities

    Cons

    Complex, difficult to work across BUs

    Advice to Management

    Break down silos and unleash the power of integrated solutions


  7. "None"

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    Former Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment for all employees

    Cons

    Nothing at all to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  8. "Storage Architect"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Detroit, MI
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the ability to work on new technology

    Cons

    No pay raises and a lot of furloughs


  9. "Employee Rewards"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Project Executive in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Delivery Project Executive in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - I had the honor to join the "Hundred Percent Club". This is a long standing tradition at IBM to honor the best performers of the last year. We spent two days in Mexico with great entertainment, a spectacular party and a desert ATV adventure.
    - Many opportunities to work different jobs throughout your career

    Cons

    - Work life balance is a challenge


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Security Program Manager in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Security Program Manager in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote Office location for higher talent US employees

    Cons

    Little value in talent of US employees, not customer oriented - bottom line cost focused eliminating customer satisfaction


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