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IBM Linux Systems Administrator Reviews

Updated March 27, 2019
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  • "At times work life balance gets challenging" (in 1112 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 537 reviews)

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  1. "Work on project in Bentonville AR"

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    Current Contractor - Linux Systems Administrator in Bentonville, AR
    Current Contractor - Linux Systems Administrator in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big brand name, nice team members

    Cons

    work pressure is very high, tight space


  2. "Changing, shrinking US work force"

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    Former Employee - Unix/Linux Systems Administrator in Bartlett, IL
    Former Employee - Unix/Linux Systems Administrator in Bartlett, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home.
    Good coworkers with experience.

    Cons

    May have to train your replacement offshore replacement.
    Declining benefits package.
    Good coworkers with experience losing jobs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "IBM Hopewell Junction going away?"

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    Current Employee - Unix/Linux Systems Administrator in Hopewell, NY
    Current Employee - Unix/Linux Systems Administrator in Hopewell, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Tech systems
    Some great people make working for IBM bearable.
    Close to home.
    The people working for IBM really want to make a difference.

    Cons

    Management is more concerned a process than product.
    Management places little value on people.
    Furloughs and Layoffs abound.
    Zero growth opportunity for most.
    Most jobs moving overseas to lower cost employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with the same respect you would want.


  4. "Was a wonderful place to work for. Groups would get to together and do sports and other activities now that is gone."

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    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Boulder, CO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    your local team are some great people and the work is technical.

    Cons

    They don't care about the person any longer it is all about the cost and profits.

    Advice to Management

    None they get all their instructions from higher up.


  5. "Experienced"

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    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was Great experience working at ibm

    Cons

    there is nothing in particular


  6. "Linux Subject Matter Expert"

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    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company in point of Stability & Good management , friendly and professional

    Cons

    no downsides at IBM

    Advice to Management

    very good management no remarks.


  7. "Senior Operations professional in Linux system operations"

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    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance & Work Atmosphere

    Cons

    To improve Leave policies for Employee benefits

    Advice to Management

    To get paid for surrendered unused Holidays at the end of the year

  8. "A Good Company to be a part of particularly if you are a fresher"

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    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Good Work Life Balance
    2. Good Opportunities to upskill

    Cons

    1. Low Salary growth in comparison


  9. "Linux administrator"

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    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Bengaluru (India)

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

    Pros

    New technology and good learning.

    Cons

    No work life balance for employee.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing everything is good for employee.


  10. "Linux"

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    Current Employee - Senior Linux Systems Administrator in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Linux Systems Administrator in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT industry with more than 100 years

    Cons

    First Line management are not good