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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 896 reviews)

  • Long hours required during peak work periods (in 432 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work, but expect change"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Good growth oppurtunities. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lower salary than most companies around the silicon valley. A lot of change with upper management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work flexible

    Cons

    Not increase salary compare to other companies

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Executive"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive/Client Solutions Executive in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive/Client Solutions Executive in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many experts in the company, who clearly are thought leaders in the industry.

    Cons

    IBM reduced my salary 18% after I joined the company. This appears to be a common IBM practice.

    Advice to Management

    GBS is using unethical business practices to GBS employees, specifically reducing salaries 18% after joining the company.


  4. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fremont, CA

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    IBM is very flexible when it comes to working remotely. Great colleagues. Management is encouraged to measure an employee by their work and impact, not by hours spent.

    Cons

    Hiring freeze in many areas. Attempt to reduce its workforce cross North America and Europe. Full-time position was not available at time of end of supplemental employment.


  5. "Technology Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Job security, any dumb man can servive

    Cons

    difficult to grow just by working on your project, need to do other activities , project work given very less priority compare other company related campus activity, so this is good for those guys who speaks a lot but works less!!

    Advice to Management

    find a mechanisam to give value to the workers who are techincally good and delivers the project


  6. Helpful (1)

    "lots of paperwork and meetings"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM treats their employees well in most cases. Working here you have access to tons of great resources and the access to really intelligent people.

    Cons

    Felt a little like a worker bee that was expendable. Working as a billable consultant was a little stressful considering you were supposed to always be billing. Do you other work on your time. Many meetings and even more paperwork. Not to mention silly certifications on ethics that were a complete waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the employee and treat them as a person. Not a drone.


  7. "Reasonably good"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Executive in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Executive in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    Great Technology company
    has a good women diversity

    Cons

    Too much of bureaucracy within the IBM management

    Advice to Management

    If you are looking for Sr Management role you need to come and Join on Delivery side of the business


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