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IBM Los Angeles Reviews

Updated June 12, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1012 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 477 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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    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. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance , generous vacation time and 401 k match.

    Cons

    red tape environment, not that great health insurance options.

    Advice to Management

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  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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    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)

    "Toxic working enviroment"

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

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

    Pros

    Big name, been around for over 100 years, industry recognized, tons of training... if you need a stepping stone kind of company, sure, go ahead and work for them.

    Cons

    Extremely negative working environment, layoff is never far from you, most people's goal is to hanging there one day at a time; your career advancement is based on your "network", aka who do you know, not whether you are the most qualified candidate. Corrupted management (95% of them) that is only there to protect their managers even if the manages are in violation of company code of conduct. HR is the most evil, shameless and unethical team I've ever experienced. They'd lie to your face, re-define "retaliation" and "discrimination" to defend for their managers who are at fault. They even went above and beyond to delete record in SalesConnect hoping you cannot prove they are wrong. Tons of employees over age 50 got let go, nickle and dime with employees' benefit, for example, they only match your 401K once a year on 12/15 each year, for those who left before 12/15, will not get a penny! Very few good, ethical or competent leaders, tons of managers whose only leadership skills is threatening your employment since they simply cannot lead. Highest turn over rate - our BU had around 45 employees in 2014, now down to roughly12. Lowest moral, the environment is so toxic and depressing that you can smell it and feel it.

    Advice to Management

    If you are a competent, ethical leader, you should leave this sinking titanic.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I'm By Myself"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great potential, Great training, Great people, Smart People, Great Legacy

    Cons

    Bad management, Disconnected, Dishonest, High Turnover, Little Accountability

    Advice to Management

    Don't hide in your office from your employees.


  10. "Porfolio Cloud and SaaS Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Cloud and SaaS Sales Representative in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Cloud and SaaS Sales Representative in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM as a company has been transforming itself over the last four years. They have invested a lot of time and money into making the world a better place around Watson Healthcare,

    Cons

    Because IBM is transforming and fighting to stay up with this volital industry. A lot of shuffling occurs annually to our Global Sales Teams, which could lead to clients frustration around loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to believe and put efforts in your Global Sales Team, Innovation, Watson and never stop encouraging patents to be created.


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