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IBM Educator Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2019

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
3 Ratings
  1. "Working at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Senior Education Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked with some great people. My immediate manager was great to work with.

    Cons

    Some people were extremely difficult to work with. Overtime was exorbitant.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like you would like to be treated.

    IBM2018-01-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "IBM"

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    Senior Education Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Has enormous resources and talent.

    Cons

    The company is management top-heavy, frequently changing management and reporting structures

    Advice to Management

    Direct management efforts to serving and understanding customers better instead of constantly brandishing your image.

    IBM2016-12-04
  3. "Not a bad company to work for, but it is a large company with a big beuracracy"

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    Former Employee - Education Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to work from home when appropriate

    Cons

    often hard to find the right resource in such a large company

    Advice to Management

    incorporate more mentoring opportunities

    IBM2014-06-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A Good Company with a Few Tragic Flaws"

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    Education Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    IBM is the largest education provider in the industry. Consultants are given ample opportunities to work for multiple clients (both internal and external), thus increasing their flexibility and adaptability...this is an important skill to possess in today's rapidly changing business environment. In the past 4 years, I have had clients in banking, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, insurance, and credit. Every client has had a unique business culture, and adapting to a new environment at the beginning of an engagement is both challenging and rewarding. IBM still offers excellent medical, dental, and vision programs. They offer a progressive 401K system to every employee, as well as access to coaches who can help them manage their finances. IBM also offers work-from-home arrangements...a real life saver with four dollar a gallon gas prices. Finally, the IBM Credit Union offers services such as auto aquisition, home/car/boat financing, student loans, and group insurance.

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    Cons

    Excessive hours. Mandatory travel. Persons who refuse to (or who are unable to) travel are usually told to leave the company. Odd hours (several of my "team" members are in Australia, India, and China)...making evening work a given.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the importance of work/life balance and try to make reasonable accommodations for persons who have limited mobility or ability to travel.

    IBM2008-06-05
  5. Helpful (1)

    "to many layoffs, work somewhere else"

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    Current Employee - Education Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    global company with 100+ years

    Cons

    constant layoffs, always short-staffed, unrealistic targets

    Advice to Management

    After years (decades) of continuous layoffs, you still seem to expect different results from the same action. Perhaps you should try something different to make the company more profitable, how about actually investing in it?

    IBM2019-06-05
  6. "n/a"

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    Education Specialist in Guadalajara, Jalisco
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM for more than a year

    Pros

    friendly, work environment, innovative, comprehensible

    Cons

    not transparent with job opportunities

    IBM2016-10-26
  7. "Current role"

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    Current Employee - Education in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good port in a storm. Outlasts most recessions. Stable

    Cons

    Very complex management structure. Performance reviews are tied to the companies profitability. So performance is not a true evaluation of work and effort.

    Advice to Management

    Break the link between Profitability and performance reviews Have the courage to speak up

    IBM2015-10-29
  8. "Good work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Education Manager in Bratislava
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environmnent to work in, fun colleagues and great work locations across thr city with easy access via public transport and cars.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities at least in this department which is highly political. Virtual environment which might not be suitable for everyone.

    IBM2015-08-26
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