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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM for more than a year

    Pros

    Always challenging, scope of gaining knowledge is relatively high. Positive environment with lot of fun activities every Friday. Best thing about IBM is you will get recognition for your work.

    Cons

    I don't find anything negative, hiring process is vey slow, however we do understand since IBM is very large organization things get delayed.

    Advice to Management

    -

  2. "Application Developer"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Internal learning is good. May have more clients to work with.

    Cons

    Less career growth. Low visibility.

  3. "Challenging Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Leawood, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Innovative company, intelligent employees, and plenty of technical training/personal development opportunities

    Cons

    Sales management seems to be in a panicked state most of the time. GTS leadership lacked professionalism and quality leadership skills at times, especially when faced with tough news. Tons of systems/tools required to execute a sale and yet no training on how to use them. A dynamic organization with change in account assignments every six months.

    Advice to Management

    Challenging and stretching your teams doesn't require yelling and profanity which seemed to be the norm in the GTS organization. Account assignment stability is necessary to establish client relationships.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Something is broken where good talent is quitting or being let go."

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    Former Employee - Accelerated Value in Leawood, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Have a good vision and strategy.

    Cons

    Looks at data on papers and for short term. Not a comprehensive and strategic approach in maitaining clients or talent. No job security. It does not matter how long you've served the company at the end you are just a number. I guess that applies to all big corporate America companies.

    Advice to Management

    You have the right vision but execution is lacking. Need to revisit methods and improve culture where employees are valued and heard. Do more of skip 1 and skip 2 reviews if really interested to hear how well first and second line managers are doing .

  5. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sale in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Money and benefits are good

    Cons

    Very big company and hard to navigate thru

    Advice to Management

    Keep on track

  6. Helpful (1)

    "It once was a wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Architect in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, Decent Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Lost respect for the individual and all IBM core principles

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Offering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Variety, multi-cultural work environment, workplace, generous salary

    Cons

    Leadership and Strategy, Shiny Object Syndrome, inability to gain market adoption, quarterly results, lack of effective annual bonus plans, inability to transform/pivot to Cloud, Analytics and weakness in Marketing

    Advice to Management

    Set core initiatives and stick with them. There is a point of over-demonstrating agility. Adequately staff and retain top talent, regardless of age.

  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great pay, good co-workers

    Cons

    Poor Management, no training, morale

  9. "IBM review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    1. Enormous learning opportunity; 2. Reimbursement of certification; 3. Team-work; 4. Well-defined process and systems

    Cons

    1. Bad Employee remuneration & appraisal; 2. Less growth opportunity; 3.Bad HR policy; 4. Tough to change competency

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of career growth and opportunities of existing employees instead of beating around the bush with HR policy. Please work on a steady and stable rating system.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    A large company that looks good on the resume. Pay and benefits are better than average in my area. It's a good started job, but don't plan to stick around long.

    Cons

    The nonsense starts at the top and flows down. No transparency and management will lie to your face. Very little to no lateral movement for exploring other technologies.

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