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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1045 reviews)

  • "low salary slow complex not competetive" (in 484 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Adventure with the High C's (CEO, CFO, CIO, CISO)"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with unmatched researchers and engineers that are solving for problems others haven't anticipated yet. In security specifically I have the highest level of confidence about the primary problem we are addressing and that no other provider can even check more than two of the five boxes needed except IBM and that's because of what they decided to do 12 years ago. Our CEO is leading the the most daunting change of any other leader of any other organization on the planet and it's working...the ship is turning and some people are jumping off, some hiding in the berth but the majority are hands on deck. This is an exciting and challenging time to be an IBM'er.

    Cons

    If you're looking for a place to settle in and not be challenged on a daily basis this would be a bad choice. There's still some complexity with an organization the size of IBM. And some people who protect and hold onto processes or principles of the past on how things 'ought' to be done as if their written in stone convictions, but their either adapting or moving on. Realizing there's a difference between convictions that are unchanging like: honesty, integrity, personal responsibility, etc... and principles like following steps 1,2,3,4,5,6... to closing deals with clients when steps 1,3,5 were sufficient. If you want easy and unchallenging then you should find somewhere else to build a career.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the layers and level of trust. If you hire someone to coach and manage a field team then you have to trust their inputs on numbers and needs. The fewer people between them and you the easier it is to move and win. If it's a matter of fielding all the questions, request for approvals, clarifying expectations, etc... then have a couple people that support you in those areas but not as layers between you and the field...as members of the team supporting the field.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Good money if you make your number

    Cons

    Management is clueless as to value of individual employees

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the field with employees and less time on cadence calls.

  3. "Nickel and dimed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries.
    Plenty of new technologies to learn.

    Cons

    If you play their games (blue dollars used on internal tools that don't work but offered by IBM), you'll do great.
    Management taught to never make waves for fear of career being hurt.
    Too many policies in place now that only help IBM. 401k matching will only be given in December, if you leave earlier, you forfeit any matching contributions.
    No matter how long you've worked with IBM, if laid off, you will only be given one month of severance. Used to be based on years of service.
    These are all smart moves for IBM but eventually the employees understand how little they really matter.
    If you've worked there over ten years, be careful, you could be laid off only to be replaced by college grads making 40% less.

    Advice to Management

    The culture needs to change drastically in order to facilitate growth and loyalty. Start undoing the policies which only look good of the bottom line and realize that you're playing with employee's futures.


  4. "I/T Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work - Highly innovative

    Cons

    You have to work lot of additional time to spend on IBM activities


  5. "Summit Program"

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales, Summit Program in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Sales, Summit Program in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented people, thorough training, energetic leadership, mentorships, Summit hires are welcomed by all IBM employees and allowed to shadow and observe, sales and training curriculum is really well developed, management style is hands off and laid back, and company culture is work hard play hard.

    Cons

    A fair amount of travel involved with the Summit program. Workload can be intensive at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the remote work option will enable you to get the top talent and not limit IBM to who can move around and be locationally flexible.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Senior it specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of work and career paths. Flexible work hours and location work from home is encouraged. Training is encouraged even though cost of training is frowned upon

    Cons

    Short sighted management do not listen to customers or senior staff only focus on how to get thing done cheaply not realizing the customer is not happy with your cheap resources. Sales is how the management team is compensated even if their responsibility is to deliver.

    Quality is just given lip service.

    No opportunity to grow you career and salary. Any promotion means you will soon be laid off

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  7. "Application Developer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work at.
    Good career opportunities
    Work from home option available for a good number of projects

    Cons

    Salaries aren't competitive
    Bonus structure should be changed.

    Advice to Management

    Good hike should be given to top performers

  8. "Product Offering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Offering Management in Fishers, IN
    Current Employee - Offering Management in Fishers, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from Home, flexible hours

    Cons

    never know when the hammer is going to drop. Job security is a myth. Older you are the more likely you will get the axe.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Program Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of

    Cons

    Too big and impersonal. No one gets to know what you are doing

    Advice to Management

    talk more to your employees about what they are doing. Engage them more.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working at IBM"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I would recommend IBM to anyone looking for large fast-paced environment where you can be surrounded by smart, dedicated individuals from every corner of the world.

    Cons

    The global nature of the workforce means conference calls early in the morning and very late at night. You will feel like you work all of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of people eligible for Top Performer status.


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