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IBM Los Angeles Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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  1. "SAP Email list"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Email Marketing Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Email Marketing Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Vselldatabase.com has been serving to the purchasers to achieve a straight and direct access to the purchasers through its high finish business technology information and information selling services. With the assistance of our comprehensive and extremely correct technology list, purchasers will target their potential customers.

    Cons

    The data is noninheritable once full analysis and is frequently updated for accuracy and resourcefulness. The in-depth info extended by our company is collected from the very reliable and fine quality resources and has the widest coverage way on the far side your imagination. With the use of our business technology info and info promoting services, purchasers will increase their promoting revenues within the minimum attainable time.

    Advice to Management

    GREAT SERVICE YOUR PROVIDING


  2. "Overall Great Experience - others may disagree"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility of work life balance and work from home options
    - Great sources of resources, connections to help build career
    - Surrounded by very intellectual people that can help you grow your skills and learn new ones

    Cons

    - Constant Travel
    - In the beginning, project staffing is luck of the draw
    - dog eat dog mentality as no one is going to hold your hand to learn, must put yourself out there to be noticed
    - Training is a bit weak

    Advice to Management

    Focus on new hires getting placed on important foundational projects. Build better training for CbD to prepare early consultants for future projects.

  3. "Toxic Environment. Bad Products. Don’t Waste Your Time Here"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a job. Better than being unemployed. Sort of.

    Cons

    Worked in Sales for 10 years. It used to be great. Some of the best products in the market , great culture, etc. It’s now deteriorated into a toxic culture , employees are miserable , the company that once cared about its people now could not care less about them. If you are older worker you’ll be pushed out the door soon enough. But younger workers as your replacement ? They only last a couple years because it’s a terrible place to work

    As a Sales Rep you can be only as good as your products and they have let their products go to crap and aren’t even recognized as remote contenders in most areas because they are so outdated and bad.

    I had to leave because the toxic and stressful culture became too much to bear any longer.

    Company is lost. Pushing best people out the door while Mgt remains stale and useless .

    Advice to Management

    Your maniacal focus on Wall Street above all else has led you to destroy what was once a great company. Please finish running it into the ground sooner rather than later.

    PS - your employees hate being here. It’s punching a clock type job now instead of a passion. And that is entirely Mgt’s fault


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Developer Advocate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Developer Advocate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Salary
    - Fantastic learning experience
    - Great people to work with
    - Communication is paramount
    - Opportunity to develop your career

    Cons

    - Upper-level management goals sometimes are not well defined
    - Remote vs non-Remote working issue is always there
    - Healthcare options could be better


  5. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    none to really mention

    Advice to Management

    keep on going


  6. "ibm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IBM Corporation in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IBM Corporation in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great job here at ibm

    Cons

    bad things dont exist at ibm

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Customer Retention"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As one of the most reputed IT companies and the one of the oldest.

    Cons

    As a mainframe supplier and mainly focusing on the corporate sector need much business development plans

    Advice to Management

    Increase Business development plans and budget

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Service Delivery Manager"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    In this position there is an opportunity to work with a cross section of dynamic technical, management and executive resources. The ability to work remotely is a benefit and most effectively when permitted, especially since most managed resources are also remote.

    Cons

    The constant 24x7 on-call matrix is often draining with little to no regard to salaried personnel work hours, work/life balance or well-being. Poorly assessed business continuity requirements, transition analysis and contract over commitment on out-sourced contracts result in crit sit accounts, dissatisfied customers, over extended budgets, eventual reduction of needed resources and personnel burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Perform better business continuity analysis to better define customer needs, get feedback from existing SME before making management decisions and contract commitments.


  9. "Great company, great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You'll help high school students improve their chances to be accepted to the college of their choice, and perhaps more importantly, help them experience what it's like to meet and exceed their goals.

    Cons

    You have to work evenings and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Sales Director, Western USA Marketing Analytics"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the ability to fit the customer needs to many solutions.

    Cons

    Large. Cumbersome to get what you need for customers. Takes about a year to really fit in.

    Advice to Management

    streamline and buy more than customer bases.


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