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IBM Los Angeles Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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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 900 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 433 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Recommend highly

    Cons

    It is a highly competitive atmosphere.


  2. "VP of IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President of IT in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President of IT in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    great people, great talent, and great opportunity

    Cons

    nothing wrong, except for needing more room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work Landsea team. You are going places.

  3. "asdf"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This place is really awesome

    Cons

    There are no cons here

    Advice to Management

    adf


  4. "Playing catchup"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - remote work (being phased out now sadly)
    - collaborative and pleasant people.
    - brand permission with clients

    Cons

    - rampant age discrimination
    - layoffs every quarter; somewhat unpredictable employment
    - co-location
    - detached, self-serving, and hypocritical senior leadership team
    - 21 quarters of declining revenue

    Advice to Management

    Resign en masse.


  5. "IBM sales commission"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice offices and polite proffesionals

    Cons

    right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, sales commission are impossible to collect, they go out of their way to nickle and dime you

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the chaos or you will be gone quickly, 16 quarters of losses!!!!


  6. "Business Area manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Area Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Business Area Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Improve Business and work with Clients

    Cons

    None as of now as its a good role

    Advice to Management

    Take inputs from your Middle Management for long term strategy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "good company for 2 to 10 years exp"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    better clients and more better work.

    Cons

    hikes are very hard to come by and rating system is not transparent.

    Advice to Management

    allow free movement of resources across projects.

  8. "Software Application Developer In C++"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Applications Developer In C++ in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Applications Developer In C++ in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work at! Never met a person that I didn't like!

    Cons

    Cut throat environment. Either you're pushing the innovation forward or you're fired!

    Advice to Management

    Stock buy backs hurt the middle class. You don't need those research grants...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A Company in Transition"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good people in the field, broad portfolio

    Cons

    Corporate Structure is challenging
    Focus on short term returns

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Inside Sales at IBM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great history, great sales training.

    Cons

    Work environment is not inspiring, a behemoth where you are an (actual) serial number.


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