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IBM Los Angeles Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1071 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 510 reviews)

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  1. "Good to work in ibm"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Everything is good .. good cooperation

    Cons

    Nothing much everything is good


  2. "software engineer"

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    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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    huge company with lots of opportunity

    Cons

    huge company sometimes difficult to navigate

  3. "IT"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary with OT. 401K and Benefits

    Cons

    Promised a lot of things, but none were true.

    Advice to Management

    Just another heartless corporation.


  4. "Excellent work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance remote flexibility

    Cons

    Bonus plans and health benefits not competitive


  5. Helpful (1)

    "stopped caring for the individuals"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    large company with some opportunities. Different locations to work from

    Cons

    company does not care about individuals

    Advice to Management

    realize people are your most important investment


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Best days are behind IBM"

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    Former Employee - Digital Business Representative in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Business Representative in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    IBM offers good pay, good benefits, and some nice colleagues.

    Cons

    IBM had its heyday and is trying to reinvent itself into a Cloud/Cognitive company.
    IBM is very expensive, and its hard to sell IBM solutions due to the complexity and the pricing constraints. IBM has had years of falling revenues, and is not keeping up with the competition.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Cutting the workforce"

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    Former Employee - Tech Sales Consultant in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Tech Sales Consultant in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience overall; good territory and comp plan. Co workers are generally knowledgeable and great to work with. Work remotely and light travel.

    Cons

    Constant threat of layoff. Company is re-structuring. I survived 6 resource actions until finally getting hit. The ax over the head is now the new normal. They are openly getting rid of older employees.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to clean up the overall negative mood within the workforce. Constantly worrying about losing your job (without cause) is debilitating and bad for morale.

  8. "Great American company"

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner, Global Business Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Partner, Global Business Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of work, smart dedicated people, travel if you want it, benefits.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to navigate the company - complex processes.


  9. "Enterprise Sales multiple roles"

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    Current Employee - Watson & Cloud Platform in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Watson & Cloud Platform in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company with a culture of innovation, in continuous transformation, leader in AI, Blockchain, and strong position in the battle for the cloud. Salaries are competitive for the industry, there are endless opportunities to grow within the company, nice people, hands off leadership, many more benefits, overall great company to work for.

    Cons

    continuous change can be challenging for many people to embrace and adapt and then change again (change of clients, territories, products on the portfolios, managers, leadership, go to market strategy, new products, new teams ETC) = change, change, change, be ready for it. If you can deal with it (I personally find it engaging), then you are in good hands

    Advice to Management

    we need to double down on marketing, there are many internal inefficiencies, but overall nice people leading the company, and good place to work.


  10. "Overall Great Experience - others may disagree"

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    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.


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