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IBM Fort Worth Reviews

Updated October 3, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 917 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 436 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Solid company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Advisory IT Architect in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Architect in Fort Worth, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, highly technical people, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Often subject to layoffs or reorganization, slow compensation raises


  2. "It's the "NEW" IBM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I want to say this is a great company to work for, but I can't. It's great to work for a year or two then move on.

    Cons

    Pay sucks compared to other companies.
    They don't value customer loyalty anymore.
    Bonuses are horrible.
    Good luck on raises, no mater what your rating.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your competitors, they are paying almost twice what you do.
    My two weeks is coming in soon.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Business operations manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary, remote work at home

    Cons

    Need to work more than 60 hours a week. Have to work on vacations, evenings and weekends due to the demands of the sales organization. No respect for the employee. Staff is refreshed constantly regardless of the performance of the individual. Seasoned employees are encouraged to leave the business so young and less talent can be brought in. Support roles are sent offshore where there is no understanding of the business.


  4. "Unappreacated"

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    Current Contractor - Computer Support Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Contractor - Computer Support Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good

    Cons

    No benefits, no vacation, no holidays, no raises

    Advice to Management

    A path to being able to work for IBM would make a huge difference. As it is we know we will never be hired by IBM or ever receive a raise.


  5. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Able to work remote and travel as required.

    Cons

    At times travel can be more than 50% keeping you away from home for weeks at time. Live balance at times can be challenging.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Service Manger"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benifits..average salary..

    Cons

    Average work week 60 hrs.. too many conference calls ..

    Advice to Management

    Less conferendc calls, more time to handle customer situations.


  7. "Elephants CAN dance! But they will kill you!"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Architect in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology and lots of smart folks. 100% self direction, no micro-management. A company big enough to have expertise in nearly everything and if they don't they carry enough influence with partners to assure someone gets on a plane to help finish a difficult project if needed.

    Cons

    These are near endless, just like the hours, phone calls and failure of the internal systems. Most folks with any tenure work in international teams. This means continual early morning or late night conference calls that when added up will equal 70+ hours per week.

    In the extra time an employee has between 6am and 11PM calls, one must fit in time for expense reports, booking travel and answering emails. The travel booking system is abysmal, the expense report system is very difficult to use when it works at all, and the email system is extremely flaky.

    Advice to Management

    I've been trying to fill mid-level SE positions. Given the ongoing "resource actions" that happen every 6 months there is no one with any skills that seriously consider IBM anymore. You have been so flip about firing people the last 10 years we don't get good candidates anymore. Please change this corporate perception.

  8. "IT PMO Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional and talented people.
    Options to work from home.
    Work Life balance you have to own it and make it happen.

    Cons

    Enjoying my experience with a global team.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be a company with great benefits, career growth and a culture of trust but no more."

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    Current Employee - Second Line Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Second Line Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in many different job roles; working from home and flexibility

    Cons

    Lack of awards, health benefits have been reduced significantly, lack of trust and vision; too many layers of management who do not make decisions but are highly paid and rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the multiple layers of management and focus on spending your hiring dollars on key roles that will help you realize your vision in Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security. You have highly paid executives not making decisions but rather adding layers and layers of processes. You want to "getsimple" but you can't even make the simplest of strides in this area due to your management structure.


  10. "I wanted a challenge and got more than I expected."

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    Current Employee - IT Architect in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied and challenging contracts, lots of responsibility on high profile projects

    Cons

    All sales are made at 1/2 of the time and effort that it will actually take to accomplish the project.

    Advice to Management

    List to technical resources when bidding projects.


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