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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 896 reviews)

  • Long hours required during peak work periods (in 432 reviews)

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  1. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large Company, good all around culture

    Cons

    Very Large Teams, Teams all over the world. difficult to efficiently communicate

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great fun exciting learning opportunity

    Cons

    Great interesting fun learning

    Advice to Management

    Great

  3. "Still a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure and ability to understnad and learn all business functions. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Innovation is great; time to market is still slow.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your teams, listen to and appreciate their ideas


  4. "I worked as a Senior Architect for Global Security Services which took all of my time, even weekends."

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    Current Employee - Senior Security Architect in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Security Architect in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is that you are the tip of the spear when in comes to Information Security.

    Cons

    A work/life balance as with the traveling and administrative work it is a 7 days per week, which no time to make appointments as you do not know where you will be from week to week.

    Advice to Management

    Team building would be my number one goal, as well as ensuring the same message is put out. The Administrative side will not help you and send you in numerous directions costing time and money.


  5. "Since outsourced to IBM in 2013, my experience has been positive"

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    Current Employee - Tech Services in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Tech Services in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    WAH, new experiences, good coworkers

    Cons

    Potential layoffs, and Managers with attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more people-skills in 1st-line Managers. Improve Intranet search capabilities so newbies can find information faster (see google). Develop people skills in 1st line managers/SDMs.


  6. "Not what it was some years ago"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    brand recognition
    Great products
    Very solid company
    Life time employment

    Cons

    Big bureaucracy
    Below the average salaries
    Too many people, hard to grow among big number of internal competition
    Politics
    You are seen as a number, not really a person.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify processes
    Make managers to be real people managers, not a cheap sales managers


  7. Helpful (3)

    "IBM GBS needs more PROS at the project level and less CONS at the Partner Level."

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing CRM Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Managing CRM Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends

    Pros

    Project work was very rewarding and I was able to work with many outstanding and smart people during my 8 1/2 years at IBM GBS some of whom remain friends today. With a handful of exceptions, our project managers were nothing short of magicians in the way they balanced customer satisfaction, profitability, and teamwork. They were often handed projects that were D.O.A. and they revived them with some CPR and hard work to finally deliver a healthy patient.

    Cons

    Project discipline and methodology changed from project to project because the fixed price deals and their delivery dates being signed by IBM sales were often impossible to deliver successfully without many project change requests and schedule slippages. Additionally, IBM sales teams got paid on the PROJECTED profitability of the deals UP FRONT and their input and clarifications frequently disappeared after the deal was signed. The IBM matrix management culture simply does not work. Your direct report manager may not even work in the same discipline as you do and cannot provide fair feedback about your performance. It is the exception and not the rule that you work on a project your blue pages (direct report) manager even knows about. You were given very high utilization targets (83-89%) which made you a target for layoff if you were on the bench and prevented you from taking time off if your utilization was below par. Additionally, the consulting business model is moving toward greater reliance on off-shore resources which keep IBM rates competitive but has an unnecessarily downward impact on successful project delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Pay sales on profitability of the completed project. Involve consultants earlier in the sales process who will also be working on the project. Assign blue pages managers for the long run so that they get to know their assignees. I had 13 different blue pages managers in 8 1/2 years. Two of them were my blue pages manager for two years each! That's a lot of revolving doors of management to overcome in order to get a fair and balanced evaluation. Finally, review and revamp the year end evaluation process by removing the quota system for rewarding rating points by removing the cap on the number of people who can receive upper level evaluations. Additionally, provide a financial bonus pool by individual project based on factors such as profitability, customer satisfaction by consultant, number and quality of deliverables by consultant, and other metrics and allow project manager and team lead input into the evaluation and allocation process.

  8. "Decent workplace if in office setting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for work/life balance
    Competitive benefit package, but starting to become less so
    opportunities to grow knowledge
    tons of open resources for education and technology growth for those who are self motivated

    Cons

    moderate to poor support for those who work at home
    demanding deadlines
    incompetence is seldom punished
    overly concerned with shareholder value and not employee value

    Advice to Management

    Employees who do not do their job seldom are removed from their position, in particular when it negatively effects their co-workers. This mentality would need to change for IBM to grow as an organization and become more efficient at its core competencies.


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