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IBM Houston Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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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 936 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant/Receptionist June 2016-May 2017"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working for Softlayer now known as IBM Bluemix. People and the professionalism made for a very nice Atmosphere to be productive and grow in my skillset.

    Cons

    Downtown traffic, too many options for lunch!


  2. "ACS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are good to work with. docent medical insurances, 401k.

    Cons

    Some up'er management depositions are bad. and a pay in-cress is needed for older employees to meet industry standers. some new befits would help also.

    Advice to Management

    Need to move forward in time. start looking at the new composes out there and get away from old 1950's thanking. Move into the new cloud age. for up'er management.

  3. "Ibm feels like it's going through growing pains adapting to new software/cloud model"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, great people, never bored, never mundane, flexible (if you're not in marketing).. all together, innovative, there are a lot of pros to working here.

    Cons

    Too big, red tape, RAs, direction doesn't seem to be agreed upon by senior managers and execs. The company culture, though innovative, feels uneasy due to IBMs performance in the marketplace the past couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time cohesively agreeing to and solidifying business needs before pushing directives that impact resources of such a large machine.


  4. "IBM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is one of the best organization to work within a group of talented and experienced pool.

    Cons

    I was stuck in single project for 2 years that's really upsetting about management,

    Advice to Management

    People need change in work to gain and grow in career.


  5. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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.


  6. "Program Manager"

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    • 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


  7. "GBS Practice"

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    • 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Partner"

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    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.


  9. "Shipping"

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    • 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


  10. "P2p lead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


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