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IBM Kansas City Reviews

Updated July 21, 2018
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  1. "Great"

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

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less 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. Helpful (2)

    "Offering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

  3. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great pay, good co-workers

    Cons

    Poor Management, no training, morale


  4. "IBM review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 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.


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working culture is so good.

    Cons

    Too Many managers in the hierarchy.


  7. "Consulting company in an IBM shell"

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    Current Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is great. Travel process is streamline, paid on time everytime.

    Cons

    60+ hours regular, no real PTO because you have to make it up. You have to find your own gigs.

  8. "Solution Architect"

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company on values and fairness

    Cons

    Company values employees contributions to build better solutions.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great co-workers, questionable leadership strategies"

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    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn new skills and expand your knowledge. Great benefits, great team mates.

    Cons

    Bonuses, raises and co-location. They recently implemented the co-location policy within the marketing department, which is expected to expand to all other business units as well. This doesn't just mean that we could find an office closest to us, we were given the ultimatum to either re-locate (in my case halfway across the country, first to San Francisco and then a month later to Boston), or find another job. I think this decision was a little short sighted, and a thinly veiled attempt to reduce workforce costs by forcing those with families and loved ones close by to either resign or essentially start their lives over. All of this with no increase in salary and a bare bones moving package.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and respect their input. There is a strong feeling throughout the organization that if you don't have the top job titles, no one cares what you have to say.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Devops Intern in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Devops Intern in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, treat employees as people, awesome dev projects.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of.

    IBM Response

    Apr 17, 2017 – Communications Engagement Professional

    Thank you for writing a review. We are happy to hear that your experience has been so positive during your time at IBM.


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