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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great respect for research students. Team was welcoming, included me in brainstorming sessions for critical issues. Assigned me reasonably challenging responsibilities for an intern.

    Cons

    Reasonably out-of-date office workspace. Poorly equipped cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on improving workspaces and facilities. How do the employees know that its a new IBM if it looks the same as old one?

  2. "IBM Review"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Very competitive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Very structured and rigid environment.

  3. "Client Executive"

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great products and company reputation

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow to move at times

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more outsiders to key senior roles

  4. "Level 1 Analyst"

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      Former Employee - Level I Analyst in Durham, NC

      I worked at IBM for more than a year

      Pros

      Great company to work for

      Cons

      Slow with giving credentials

    • "Great company, very clever people works here"

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      Current Employee - Product Marketing Offering Manager in Durham, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Team culture and good career advancement

      Cons

      NC locations are old, outdated, uninspiring

      Advice to Management

      Get marketing creative, inspiring spaces that foster teamwork

    • "Technical Project Manager"

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      Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Durham, NC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      IBM has a lot of the pros of a big company. Good benefits, flexible working times and lots of great employees to work with. There are lots of opportunities to move around and grow your career in IBM as well!

      Cons

      The primary con was the long working hours. It was up to you how to manage them, but be aware of that going in. Also, now at IBM is their relatively new policy on layoffs, where all employees regardless of seniority get only one month's severance when the benefit for severance used to be much better for experienced employees.

    • Helpful (2)

      "I would describe my experience with IBM so far as interesting, but precarious."

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        Current Employee - Software Developer in Durham, NC
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        1. Great people. I enjoy talking to my coworkers and all IBMers. I have been able to get guidance and help from anyone I ask and it’s great. 2. The benefits are decent as well, it depends on what you’re looking for, they could be better on the health insurance side and the profit sharing bonus side. 3. Flexibility. You can move to a new team, organization, or role if you don’t feel like a fit in your current place,...

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        Cons

        1. Management is hit or miss. I have had 3 managers so far, the first one was a nice guy, but I didn’t feel like he was interested in managing (he was more technical and only met with us once per the quarter, the minimum times, sometimes even missing that deadline). The other 2 managers have been great and really seem interested in me as a person as well as an employee making me feel like I have a chance to grow in the...

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      • "great work culture"

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          Current Employee - QA Engineer in Durham, NC

          I have been working at IBM for more than 2 years

          Pros

          great company to work for..

          Cons

          nothing major. salary can be given more

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          "Software Developer Intern"

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          Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Durham, NC
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at IBM for more than a year

          Pros

          Great team, knowledgeable managers, environment that encouraged learning

          Cons

          HR was disorganized at times

          Advice to Management

          Better help with finding housing

        • Helpful (2)

          "Work here at your own risk. Bullying, harassment and layoffs every quarter are the social norm."

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          Former Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Durham, NC
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          None for Software Engineering people or their management. Salary is acceptable but doesn’t help with the other issues

          Cons

          Zero autonomy if a first or second line manager. Who has budget? No one know. Lay-offs every quarter. Massive outsourcing. No opportunity for technical advancement. Old technology, command and control management. The good leaders quit or are laid off

          Advice to Management

          None. Jump ship now it’s never changing.

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