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Updated November 10, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1071 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 510 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, transformation is tough"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive, colleagues are very supportive of each other, teaming is big part of culture. Can do everything for clients, but devil is in the details..

    Cons

    Very confused GTM with more and more newly created business units, matrixed management is challenging. Cost cuts being used to achieve profitability negatively impact the ability to deliver on contracts

    Advice to Management

    Focus on simplifying the offerings and solutions. Reduce BUs in favor of simplified GTM and comp structures. Consider delivery impact when weighing cost cuts.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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


  5. "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


  6. 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


  7. "Client Partner"

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    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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "It just keeps getting worse."

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

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

    Pros

    I get paid below average, but it's a paycheck.

    Cons

    Leadership in this company has zero clue what they are doing. They keep chasing buzzwords, and keep adding more people on top of the people who actually bring technical prowess to the orgnanization. Those people just make it even more impossible for the smart people to accomplish anything worthwhile.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all your management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A Company based on Values"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong culture of innovation and problem solving
    Leader in Diversity, Advocacy and Inclusion
    Work-Life Balance (New parental leave policy is right direction for IBM)
    Global opportunities

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and outdated internal policies and procurement.
    Compensation is average, pay increases are below average.

    Advice to Management

    Have Growth Mindset: Empower employees to take risks and make decisions that is consistent to values to achieve clients success. Value employees for the expertise they share, not only the knowledge they know.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great health benefits

    Cons

    Management is not so great


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