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IBM Los Angeles Reviews

Updated January 30, 2019
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  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 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. "IBM pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - SSR in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - SSR in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, can work virtually, love being independent

    Cons

    quick to get the AX! if you're below standards youll quickly get the slip. A lot of Rifs

    Advice to Management

    na

  3. "IBM Information Security"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Architect in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Information Security Architect in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Leading provider of cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Extremely large corporation and must be comfortable with rapid change.


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package was great. Loved the work I did.

    Cons

    Co-workers seemed distant, so I never really felt at home at this particular company.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (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.


  7. "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

  8. 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


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


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