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IBM Houston Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Highly experienced technology Company"

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    Current Employee - IT Auditor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Auditor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in a happy and wonderfully blessed working environment

    Cons

    Work schedule is highly flexible

    Advice to Management

    Keep up providing great support to your staffs and the company as you have always done. IBM is a tech city to work.


  2. "Good"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment, culture, work style, collagues

    Cons

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  3. "Good company to work for but difficult to navigate through the culture."

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    Current Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top tech company in the world.
    Gives consultants the best resources to learn anything.

    Cons

    As an incoming CBD consultant you may not land a project for a few months.
    You have to hunt for projects.
    Being on the bench for a short period of time will land you on a PIP plan.

    Advice to Management

    Have projects prepared for incoming consultants.


  4. "Good place to start but, no room for growth."

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    Current Contractor - Deskside Support Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Deskside Support Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent place to start in I.T. IBM offers a wide variety of experience for newcomers in this field of work. Starting pay is okay.

    Cons

    Poor communication from higher ups which makes work feel like a Kafkaesque nightmare at times . Hours are very unpredictable.
    No opportunity for advancement. After 5 years of working for IBM my pay is the same and the hours are just as unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as more than just a number. Try to offer a path forward towards better paying more stable jobs. Have our managers communicate with us more.


  5. "Place the talent they have in the right positions for the company to prosper. To many metrics for false opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education. Training on new AI initiatives.

    Cons

    Management. Too many summit hires that do not know products.

    Advice to Management

    Put you talented employees in a position to feel like they are contributing to the company’s success.


  6. "Decent company but too much red tape and lack of direction."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job security, creativity and freedom to work on what you want were encouraged.

    Cons

    Too much red tape, everything anyone did had to be approved by five different managers.

    Advice to Management

    Try and reduce bureaucratic overhead.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great start to my career, but only if you get mentored by a partner"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a big company has a lot of resources you can take advantage of.

    Cons

    They don't know what business they seem to want to be in and are not willing to take risks

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of senior mgmt get fresh forward thinker in

  8. "Senior Management Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Artificial Intelligence, Research Areas and Diverse project assignment

    Cons

    Currently under redefining strategy, Market perceived not as good


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some interesting projects are available, just difficult to find

    Cons

    Way too much bureaucracy to be effective

    Advice to Management

    stop the walls between every group


  10. "Client Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Entrepreneurial mindset. Amazing set of services and solutions to truly transform the world

    Cons

    Slave to the market. Compensation below competitors


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