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IBM Haifa Reviews

Updated December 31, 2017
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  • At times difficult work life balance (in 983 reviews)

  • In this competitive atmosphere, you must often work long hours (in 465 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Haifa (Israel)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Haifa (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient hours, highly intelligent people, interesting topics

    Cons

    Kind of grayish (in terms of office space and age) compared to Google or Facebook


  2. "some of the smartest people on the planet work here"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Haifa (Israel)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Haifa (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM research does the state of the art in so many fields.

    Cons

    some disconnect between "big blue" and the people working for it.

  3. "SWE"

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    Current Employee - SWE in Haifa (Israel)
    Current Employee - SWE in Haifa (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High salary and new projects all the time. Nice and professional workers. New ideas all the time.

    Cons

    Managers are numbers and profile driven rather than customers and revenues. Too much biorocracy

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus on customers and revenues rather than agenda of employing women and employees from the gay community which is great but doesnt add to revenues


  4. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Haifa (Israel)
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Haifa (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Get to work with new technologies. Good colleagues and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Below market base and bonus payments.


  5. "Contractor at IBM"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Haifa (Israel)
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Haifa (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    IBM is a great company with lot's of opportunities and good people to work with.
    Contractors here work along with directly employed engineers in same project, which doesn't happen in most of companies that give contractors dedicated work usually not very important or interesting.

    Cons

    Being a contractor in IBM also have a disadvantages, most are in the way that IBM treats contractors (IBM as organization, not direct managers).
    As organization it has a policy that sometimes makes contractors feel like a 'second-class citizens'

    Advice to Management

    Change 'second-class citizen' policy. Contractors are part of the projects and part of IBM echo-system. So treat them accordingly


  6. "Working as a constructor"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Haifa (Israel)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Haifa (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working hours are very comfortable. Learning a lot of new architectures and tools that IBM developed. Working with top professionals pepole. IBM is a good place to put on you resume.

    Cons

    Working as a constructor is not a good thing in IBM because you cannot advance to be IBMER. That means you cannot be a manger and the salary is lower than the other employees

    Advice to Management

    Please treat the employee as equal. Give the employee a chance to improve is status and to get to be an IBMER.


  7. "IBM HRL millimeter wave group"

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    Former Employee - Research Staff Member in Haifa (Israel)
    Former Employee - Research Staff Member in Haifa (Israel)

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

    Pros

    Very interesting projects. Extremely talented people, it is the best place to learn. Ability to research topics of interest. Great work - life balance.

    Cons

    The company does not care about the subject. No support from higher ranked management. Compensation is poor. No ability to advance career (beyond technical knowledge)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haifa (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haifa (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    big company which values it employes contribute. Good technology. the people are very talented. work-life balance and work from home option.

    Cons

    employes are old and no young spirit. no dynamic. food options is restriced to in place restaurant

    Advice to Management

    refresh the teams, all team employes are very old and there is no enough dynamic


  9. "Being a researcher in IBM research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haifa (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haifa (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Much place for innovation and creativity, you are encouraged to write academic papers. There are great people all around you.

    Cons

    There is much biocracy when you need to do something the system is not used too (and there is also much biocracy to processes such as improving business trips)

    Advice to Management

    Organize and support more out of work activities


  10. "good work-life and research-development balance"

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    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Haifa (Israel)
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Haifa (Israel)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, bleeding edge research flexibility,
    good work-life and research-development balance

    Cons

    almost no bonuses besides salary


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