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IBM Detroit Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1049 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 488 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. "Find your niche"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company if you can stand-out in a new product or strategic department

    Cons

    You're just a number if you're a generalist or in a low-value business unity

  3. "It admin"

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    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    flexibility, convenience, collaboration with members

    Cons

    stressful, just a number to the employer, on call


  4. "IBM-Best company to learn and grow your career"

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    Current Employee - IT Applications Architect in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - IT Applications Architect in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is a great company and another face of innovations which make impact on world. It is having great work culture, tremendous opportunities to learn on job as well as through digital offerings. You can choose the technology of your interest and excel into it. IBM provides great opportunities to work in all domains when you are ready to take the challenge.
    Provides great work life balance and you can reach out to great fellows in IBM who authored books which you used in your engineering education.

    Cons

    Compensation growth is slow, not at par with market.
    Large organization so difficult to navigate through different business units.

    Advice to Management

    Need more close integration with product and services divisions. More employee focused decision are required.


  5. "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


  6. "Team Lead - RPO Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "Associate Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "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


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