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IBM Los Angeles Reviews

Updated March 13, 2018
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  • Bad work life balance in the company (in 983 reviews)

  • In this competitive atmosphere, you must often work long hours (in 465 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Customer Retention"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Advisory software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart people and a lot of oppertunity

    Cons

    Too hard to get a raise


  10. "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!


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