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IBM Jersey City Reviews

Updated January 2, 2017
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  • The hours are very long with a poor work/life balance (in 799 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 398 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Career opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can decide and drive toward your goals. It is much more easier if your group/organization use the traditional reporting structure (eg: a direct report). It is helpful if your manager is truly interested in talent development. Unlike many years ago where this is the second primary objective of a manager. IBM does offer and provide ample opportunities to work in different disciplines, technologies and teams. Many these opportunities depends on your own effort to network with other IBMers, skills/knowledge set brings to the table, and most critical is timing.

    Cons

    Majority of the organization does not provide sufficient education/training. Although there is a requirement for employees to at least has 40 hours every year. Unfortunately, IBMer offer most of education/training on-line for free (eg: no cost to the dept and approval) but you have to do it on your own time. That means if you are in a position to provide billable hours (eg: service), then you are most likely need to satisfy the billable quota first before anything else (as it will be a direct measurement of your performance). Which means you need to divide up the rest of your free time to vacation and education. (It is usually harder for IBMers with many years with the company as they earned more vacations time as it is already hard to meet the billing quota.) Opportunities are more suitable for younger employees with less personal/family constraints. In addition from my personal observation, it seems like IBM wants to turn over older US employees in favor of younger one abroad.

    Advice to Management

    IBMers are dedicated and accumulate valuable experiences over their time with IBM since most project required them to not only perform their official duties but understand what is involve with others. Experience can be a critical part of any new technologies and/or process development. As one said " if you don't know where you've been, it's harder to know where you are going".


  2. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to get a broader view of corporate work culture.

    Cons

    Lots of politics in the company management

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to appreciate the right people


  3. "administrative assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, fast paced environment, professional workplace

    Cons

    no advancement or training for junior staff members

    Advice to Management

    mentor and develop junior staff


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  5. "Cobol Application Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment, managers are available for discussion, benefits are very adequate

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company with great work culture."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The brand name adds value to your CV. There is no need to try outside company if you are looking for change. There are various opportunities within the organization.

    Cons

    No increase in compensation year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Address issues with compensation.


  7. "Very enriching"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from Home and casual work environment

    Cons

    Less growth and expense driven management

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Employee growth


  8. "good"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    its good as you learn and grow knowledge by working on different projects even though for the same employer. work culture and environment

    Cons

    nothing as of now may be later . One thing is There is no promotions. I mean its hard to be promoted

    Advice to Management

    Couldnot think anything right now but I would say that they are just following the orders of their higher management so they cannt really help us with


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IBM India"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at IBM gives an opportunity to learn state of the art technologies and applications. Its a very good place to learn.

    Cons

    Being a big organization one might feel lost, managers do not gives attentions to the growth of the employees and promotions are not given on the basis of merit.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the People Manager's responsibilities should be given to Project Managers, as People managers are not well connected to all the project's of the reporting employees.



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