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IBM Houston Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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  • The hours are very long with a poor work/life balance (in 778 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 390 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for // only few minor issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Enterprise Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High, competitive salary. Could not believe I was making X amount out of college.
    - Access to the best training whether that be online on in person (free!)
    - Great health insurance
    - Good reputation . . . Everyone always looks very impressed when they find out that I work for IBM

    Cons

    - Ambiguity within the first year of job. Had no idea what I was doing for about 10 months
    - Front line manager isn't helpful or open for questions (please note, this was with MY manager. There are about 10 others that I hear are really helpful and great leaders... I just got unlucky)

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any problems with management as a whole. My project manager was great, but my Bluepages manager was not. I think I just got unlucky, considering most of my coworkers were very happy with their managers.


  2. "Program Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Culture
    Plethora of Opportunity to Learn and Explore
    Secure Job Environment
    Job Security

    Cons

    Not that a great payer


  3. "GBS Practice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FI/CO Lead in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - FI/CO Lead in Cypress, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company, benefits and culture

    Cons

    Some bench problem in GBS


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  5. "Associate Partner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent program for onboarding new employees. Very good training options for existing employees. Very good infrastructure and technology. Excellent working environments in offices all over the country. Absolutely some of the smartest people that I have ever worked with..

    Cons

    Overall vision and execution not aligned.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to simplify corporate vision and what is means to every division in the company.


  6. "Shipping"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Shipping in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they have great benefits if you get on full time. People there are friendly.

    Cons

    It is quite hard to get on full time you must fit there type of employee if not they will cancel your contract, they will have you doing all kinds of work with no rewards

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time getting to know your employees on a first hand basis not just tell them what to do


  7. "P2p lead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM part-time

    Pros

    ERY easy ging, and we'll paid. I thibk if your extrovert, you will be fit for the job

    Cons

    I didn't like the fact it was not just 8 to 5 job...I had to work almost 14 hrs aday

    Advice to Management

    Just be friendly...eveyone is really looking out for eacher


  8. "SAP Technology"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible , more robust process

    Cons

    one may need to prepare to leave anytime

    Advice to Management

    Accommodate Strategy from people perspective as well


  9. "Good company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, fast paced in the development areas.

    Cons

    Too big and beuricratic. Lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better analysis on manpower, and adjust appropriately.


  10. "Hardware Design Intern"

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    Former Intern - Storage IO Development in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Storage IO Development in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - People are helpful and easy to work with
    - Vast number of projects you can learn about and contribute to

    Cons

    - Too old school and laid back
    - The size of the organization sometimes plays against finding right opportunities


  11. "Best place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities, employee benefits, flexible working

    Cons

    None come to mind .



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