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Updated Sep 16, 2019

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "IBM is great. Baton Rouge IBM is awful"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Core IBM is a great company. As a whole, IBMers are probably the nicest group of people I have ever worked with. Everyone in Core IBM has a lot of integrity and excellent work ethic. Health care benefits are very good. Baton Rouge IBM is a great place to start, if you're fresh out of college. Major resume boost, and you really do learn a lot on projects.

    Cons

    The Baton Rouge CIC is quite possibly the worst part of IBM. Most managers are unable or unwillingly to do their jobs. The pay is shockingly low, and "promotions" are insultingly small. I received a "promotion" and it was only a $3000/yr increase... I spend a lot of weekends working, and I usually don't get home until 9pm. I calculated my hourly rate: it's $14/hr. Before taxes. Baton Rouge CIC is a great place... to start but not a place to stay. Get in, get your experience, get out.

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    Advice to Management

    Practice managers could really benefit from some training. Employee Retention Plan (if you have one) needs an upgrade.

    IBM2016-10-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Applications Development Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free text book access Free online courses Travel and lodging compensation Multiple career path opportunities

    Cons

    Non-competitive salary 2 year wait before benefits are contributed to Possible movement to a project position opposite your career path Heavy expectation on utilization metrics means you will work over vacation to ensure promotion When off of a project, you are expected to endlessly interview until you can provide utilization again

    Advice to Management

    Curb client-consultant abuse oversight. Pay more and provide immediate benefits.

    IBM2016-09-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mobile Developer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides lots of training and opportunity for growth

    Cons

    This location puts pressure on developers to find their own projects.

    Advice to Management

    turnover is going to be a problem

    IBM2016-08-25
  4. Helpful (5)

    "No work life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits A lot of networking Safety net if not on project

    Cons

    Travel is extensive Just a number Not enough training to be qualified

    Advice to Management

    Need mentor program and more training

    IBM2016-07-18
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Application Developer"

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    Applications Developer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Great Health and Dental Insurance, Vacation, Work-from-home days.

    Cons

    Management communication. Consultant lifestyle where you have to fight for your contracts or face possible termination.

    IBM2016-05-11
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Look elsewhere for opportunities with IBM"

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits; opportunities for learning and growing capabilities; good work location and new building

    Cons

    Management is unorganized and unprofessional; salary received when brought on is far below national average for consultants; true promotions are a rarity

    Advice to Management

    Please treat employees like other members of the IBM organization and not a sub-class of employees or children, pay employees like on par to typical consultants

    IBM2016-05-02
  7. "Great job coming right out of College"

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    Former Employee - Package Solution Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very reputable company that trains you in the most innovate technologies and lots of growth opportunities available. Excellent foundation to get a job after and get paid more.

    Cons

    Salary could have been a little better. Bonuses are not all that great if you get one

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to fast track your top talent or at least pay them more according to performance

    IBM2016-05-09
  8. Helpful (5)

    "SAP "Specialist""

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

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

    Pros

    Easy interview process for those straight from college...salary is decent for a entry level position

    Cons

    Raises are miniscule and bonuses are almost non existent. Travel is said to be 50% but is really 100% or whatever the client prefers. If you cannot learn on the job, it will be rough because the training provided does not help you once on client site.

    Advice to Management

    Up salaries to compete with other SAP consulting companies

    IBM2016-04-26
  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Software Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Very good work life balance.

    Cons

    Haven't found any so far.

    IBM2016-04-16
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stereotypical Corporate"

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

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

    Pros

    It's IBM Heavy travel, get to see a lot of places The office is beautiful

    Cons

    Excessively rigid corporate structure Disconnected management Low pay

    IBM2016-04-26
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