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IBM Jacksonville Reviews

Updated October 8, 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. "Information Security Privacy Practice Role"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, The company shows that it has a vested interest in the employee to excel.

    Cons

    Large organization you must seek opportunities to shine.

    Advice to Management

    More face to face interactions.


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    "IBM"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people if they are left

    Cons

    reactive on a quarterly basis

    Advice to Management

    your too top heavy!!

  3. "IBMs Unique Programs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In addition to being a part of a global technology company that actually creates products and gets patents, IBM has many programs for employees to help families, working parents, and those that want to grow themselves. One that I recently participated in was the IBM Corporate Service Corps which is IBMs Corporate Service Responsibility initiative. After being accepted into the program, my team was deployed to India for one month to work with a non-profit to help farmers get their corps to market and get a fair price. This program sends IBMers all over the world to assist with global business problems. It's a perk for employees and another way in which IBM is helping the world.

    Cons

    All corporate jobs have bureaucracy, and IBM is no different. You learn to accept re-orgs every year (seems like) and things are always changing. Lot's of new products and services to keep track of, but it keeps you learning.


  4. "great work place"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement when you apply yourself, retirement matching and great work environment.

    Cons

    Traveling required during most projects; therefore, not allowing much time at home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep allowing employees to contribute and excel in their talents.


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    "Senior Managing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Potential long term outlook could be good

    Cons

    long term outlook will require lots of skill and organiztion changes


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    "IBM has lost its way."

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    Former Employee - Client Solutions Executive in Saint Augustine, FL
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Executive in Saint Augustine, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    IBM provided me over the last 25 years great opportunities to excell. Their Sales School experience is legendary. Scope to move into different divisions of the company.

    Cons

    Senior Executives have totally lost touch with the workers. Morale is all time low and work load excessive due to the mass lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the core values and pay appropriately to the workedrs that actually deliver the results. Execs earn far too much for what they do.


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    "HR Consultant Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    work with smart people - that's about it.

    Cons

    too many hours; not worth it

    Advice to Management

    high-banded resources are doing too much admin work, because of so many cutbacks

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stability and longevity in the industry. Great work/life balance. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Annual Resource Actions makes for an unreliable career


  9. "Cost Manager"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Cost Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Procurement Cost Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee diversity, progressive thinking, flexible and variable schedule, good work/life balance, many employees can work remotely. Cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Very large organization, many layers of management bureaucracy, lots of meetings - sometimes pointless.

    Advice to Management

    Devote more attention to professional development.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "IT Architect"

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    Current Employee - IT Architect in Saint Augustine, FL
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Saint Augustine, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company still has some of the best benefits in the industry. Opportunities still exist and it is what you make of them.

    Cons

    Culture has been in decline for the past decade. No improvements in the culture can bee seen on the horizon as the company continues to shift jobs to India. Damage has been done in India with layoff's in a country where they are trying to shift jobs too. They cannot hire enough skilled people and those that they do have, leave for better paid jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately the company is so large as a multinational company, it is having a difficult time realizing what it could be if it where a global company. For instance, its Cloud division is segmented and one part has no idea what they other part is doing. It has no management of a complete end-to-end service in Cloud. So it suffers in implementations. No one is watching the end-to-end and upper management continues to operate as if it were 5 years ago. IBM attempts at Agile miss the mark as no one is watching how it fits into the big picture. How can it when it operates as a multinational company instead of a global one?


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