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Updated Jul 28, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work and grow."

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    Current Employee - Principal Talent Acquisitions Partner in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    IBM is like any other job. What makes it different is that you can learn and advance your skills to be in the top 10 of the market. IBM has great opportunities as it's a around the world company. You can travel anywhere around the world & work at any IBM operations. You have to be a IBMer to know what it takes to thrive in this economy of challenges. Every challenge is a opportunity!

    Cons

    The con's are based on people who do not apply themselves and want the easy way out.

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    IBM2019-04-03
  2. "Great Starting Career"

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    Former Employee - SAP Functional Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    IBM is a great place to start coming straight out of college or if you’re just getting into consulting.

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low to compared to competitors. Too many people and not enough projects. High turnover rate

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    IBM2019-07-08
  3. "Not Worth It"

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    Current Employee - Microsoft Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great at this company.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible and they don't put you on projects that coincide with your degree area.

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    IBM2019-07-29
  4. "Not Fulfilling"

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    Current Employee - SAP Functional Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new skills (on your own) and work with people in different parts of the world. Everyone in the office is super friendly. Working downtown is better than working anywhere else in Baton Rouge as far as I'm concerned.

    Cons

    Not nearly enough work to go around. Felt like you are just placed on a project so they can collect a paycheck from a client. And people wait months to be placed on a project. When you're not on a project, it can get pretty boring unless your self-motivated to pick up new skills

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    IBM2019-07-25
  5. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at IBM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Access to training materials, ability to skill up in modern technologies

    Cons

    Pay, work/life balance, management, more than 50% travel

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    IBM2019-06-06
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Delivery Centers are Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Possibility to travel 100%, although frowned upon.

    Cons

    Communication comes with a heavy hand. Inexperienced or Demoted managers are responsible for people managing.

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    IBM2019-05-22
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Find a better company"

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    Current Employee - Run Away in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues in the center are friendly and welcoming

    Cons

    Where do I start? The people in "management" are completely incompetent. It is no structure here whatsoever. The lower level employees do all of the work while they reap the benefits. This isn't a real IBM center, its an affiliate of IBM but they lie on the application to draw good people in.

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    IBM2019-05-28
  8. Helpful (1)

    "You're a consultant, but you don't make consultant salary."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    IBM is a great place to start a career in consulting, but most people leave after a year.

    Cons

    The center has a very high employee attrition rate and struggles with retaining top talent. Center employees are put under the same client pressures as their core counterparts, but make a fraction of their salary. Despite being a high performer and delivering value, you'll still feel micromanaged. You're only allowed 2 work from home days a month which is quite frustrating if you travel. If you probe enough, you'll discover new hires are making more than seasoned employees at the center.

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    IBM2019-03-09
  9. "Baton Rouge Leadership dont care about your career"

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    Former Employee - Client Services in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working remote is great especially working from home. Many of the co-workers are great and fun to be around. Many of them are really smart which begs the question why are they still in the CIC. If you need an opportunity to get in the IT segment (especially college grads) and do not care about your pay or career growth, this is the place.

    Cons

    The pay is low and worse arethe people who have been there 3 to 5 years (that are absolute work horses and valuable to the CIC) and have gotten minimum raises. You learn in less than a month that IBM Baton Rouge is not the place to stay more than a year. Everyone seems to be placed outside of their discipline meaning Java doing SAP, SAP doing Microsoft, Microsoft doing Java, etc. Projects come open and you're placed where ever your are needed not where you want to be. My manager never once sat down with me and discuss his expectations or mines. There is no real strategy for growth and any learning or training you have to learn and study on your own. No live instructors or bootcamps to get certified in different areas. They will pay for the cert test but you have to prepare on you own via online even if that means buying your own books. All in all the worst experience ever working for corporate America. The CIC is ONLY concerned with numbers: hiring 800 people like they promise the city of Baton Rouge; utilization of their employees which means you are actively engage on a project, doesn't matter what it is and those that are working are claiming enough project hours to cover those who are on the bench/not on a project (yeah think about that one); and REVENUE for the CIC! That is all the leadership is concerned with, not your development , growth or pay.

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    IBM2019-03-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ok but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow (only through self-paced learning)

    Cons

    Barely get a raise Put where there is an opening, not always your passion

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    IBM2019-01-25
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