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Updated Feb 22, 2019

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
16 Ratings
  1. "encouraging workplace with a dynamic road map"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Innovative, inspiring, forward thinking, and conservative

    Cons

    many overlay positions with low value add

    Advice to Management

    cultivate your people to grow and move jobs to enrich a fulfilling career

    IBM2013-05-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Top notch talents, reasonable work life balance, global presence

    Cons

    Constant restructuring and transformation and spending cut

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long-term growth; Stop short sighted; Compensate employees well

    IBM2019-02-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Big Blue review"

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    Current Employee - Financial Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Still a great company with tremendous resources, incredible people and a culture of focusing on the client. The transition to new technology areas is exciting to be a part of.

    Cons

    IBM can be consuming with very high demands and expectations on personal time. Decision making can be slow, but when IBM does decide on a strategic direction it typically goes all in.

    Advice to Management

    IBM has lost it's culture of treating it's employees with dignity, respect and honesty.

    IBM2017-07-19
  4. Helpful (5)

    "IBM"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large company who is trying to provide services it hadn't before and strives to innovate.

    Cons

    In my experience IBM turned out to be worse than all of the worst things you've ever read about the company, and that is pretty bad considering the volume of terrible things that are written. The work they acquired from PepsiCo was managed incredibly sloppy, they did not seem to care about their people at all and over time proved to be bold faced liars. The executive team and company had no interest in trying to... learn the work before making assurances they could not, and did not deliver. I would be shocked if Pepsi continued to do business with them and renewed the contract here in a couple of years. Overall my experience after 3 years was that the company was sloppy, careless, and remarkably arrogant.

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    Advice to Management

    Be open to new opportunities and try to find a company that values your time and effort.

    IBM2017-06-16
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co-workers, opportunity to work on high visibility projects, work across all functions with broad learning of methods and techniques

    Cons

    Low salary increases, no equity below executive level, routinely reorganizing.

    IBM2017-05-22
  6. "Senior Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Darien, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people. Supportive management team.

    Cons

    Strong process controls stifle creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the long-term. Invest in employees and clients. Avoid focus on quarterly earnings.

    IBM2015-12-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Well organized, but low morale"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, very well organized, and great place to learn a lot

    Cons

    Red tape, senior management cares little about employees

    Advice to Management

    A little appreciation shown toward employees goes a long way in both productivity and loyalty

    IBM2015-05-23
  8. Helpful (4)

    "No longer the company it used to be....."

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Somers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    IBM offers a great deal of opportunity to move to several different areas within the company, which helps keep things interesting and advance the knowledge of the company. There is also the opportunity to work in different countries. Flexibility to work from home is also a plus in most cases.

    Cons

    Current environment is extremely challenging and our senior leaders appear lost, with no clear direction on where the company is going. The employee is no longer viewed as an important part of the company and there is very little interest for personal career development. Morale is at an all time low. Work life balance is basically non existent.

    IBM2014-09-25
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Transition"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Somers, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Smart People, Challenging work environment.. Tend to promote work life balance, but difficult to achieve in most roles. Lots of opportunity for job rotations.

    Cons

    Pay Programs and Benefits seem to erode each year and the employee morale has hit new lows at many locations.

    Advice to Management

    Differentiated Pay for Performance,

    IBM2014-05-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Multiple Finance Roles"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are pretty good benefits. Many folks can work from home which is nice. And there are quite a few good people that work there.

    Cons

    But, the pay is below average. Yet, they insist they want the best employees and expect that type of performance. So, there is a disconnect between how they pay their people and what they expect from them. It is also very bureaucratic. It is really not worth bringing up new ideas for improvement. Also, very political, meaning the best person isn't getting promoted, but the one with the correct connections. Too... often, A-holes seem to get promoted.

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    Advice to Management

    Create FAR more opportunities for promotions based on actual performance, not those sucking up the most.

    IBM2013-10-20
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