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Updated October 15, 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. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst Intern in Armonk, NY
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst Intern in Armonk, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good learning platform
    - Many opportunities to network with executives
    - Real work handed to you; you're treated as a valuable employee to the organization and your analysis is taken seriously throughout all levels of management

    Cons

    - Such a large and diverse company that it is difficult to fully grasp what each segment does

    Advice to Management

    - Keep investing in employee training & development


  2. "Good experience. Large company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities and experiences in a F500 company. Flexibility to move into different areas of the business. People are great.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better in some areas of the business.

  3. "Easy-going place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management team cares about employees
    - Good overall internal communication
    - Some extra perks

    Cons

    Workload accumulates in certain times of the year (end of quarters), but that is fairly normal for the position.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible, but chaotic"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, no micro management, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Executives are under tremendous pressure and this results in unrealistic expectations and deadlines for their team. Work environment is deflating b/c goals are never realistic & never achieved

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on long-term earnings, not quarterly earnings


  5. "A people-friendly company with abundant opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - learning resources, enrichment opportunities, and digital badge/credential programs
    - mobility, both in terms of geographical location, business function/role, department, and even industry
    - mentoring opportunities
    - volunteer opportunities
    - remote working opportunities
    - company sports teams/events
    - free coffee 2-4pm every day

    Cons

    - can be a little disorganized/slow to communicate due to size of company and other factors
    - open space areas can be loud/distracting
    - not enough breakout rooms for the amount of 10am and 2pm meetings that happen
    - there's a lot of things happening but sometimes you have to hunt to discover them, or be told by someone involved


  6. "Senior Financial Analyst (Grad Intern)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Senior Financial Analyst (Grad) in Armonk, NY
    Current Intern - Senior Financial Analyst (Grad) in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. North Castle has a laid-back, fun atmosphere. You get a decent amount of exposure to (mid) management. Everyone is willing to talk to you and share knowledge.

    Cons

    Really standard internship experience. Not many opportunities to differentiate yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure a department/manager needs an intern and actually try to test them.


  7. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance very flexible

    Cons

    Work Content was not that great

    Advice to Management

    Have your employees feel more involved

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    What I loved most about the company was the team dynamic. Everyone is working together for a common goal and there is a sense of unity. My peers were all willing to help and the work I was given as only an intern was valuable not only to myself but to the company. IBM is a great company to work for if one is looking to constantly learn and work through challenges, and provide value in a role

    Cons

    My experience at IBM is great, I cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to let those eager to learn sit in on meetings where one can learn even if it is just through osmosis.


  9. "Financial Analyst Co-op"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience - a lot of real work and opportunity.

    Cons

    Systems and processes can be a bit dated

    Advice to Management

    Much like the economy, infrastructure is key.


  10. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and work life balance.

    Cons

    Very limited oppourtunity for advancement within Rochester