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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. Helpful (4)

    #PlayToWin

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    Current Employee - Learning Leader in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Leading edge technology with amazing people around

    Cons

    sometimes global complexity or bureaucracy can test your temper ,,,, just push on

    Advice to Management

    Full steam to Cloud and Cognitive investments

  2. Helpful (4)

    Sinking ship..

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    Current Employee - Middleware Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Work from home opportunities, and decent benifits

    Cons

    Offshoring all jobs to cut cost, which will eventually fire back. Most of the clients are now dropping IBM because of poor quality of service. IBM has now become a joke. Stay away from this company.

  3. Fulfilment / Sales Support

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great Teaming. Proactive work environment. Great place to get your foot in the door and learn.

    Cons

    Highly Pressured. Mobility no longer offered. Limited career paths if you were not hired in at Mgt level.

  4. Help Desk Level 1

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Linthicum Heights, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Flexibility - opportunity to work 1 day a week from home. Health Care - Several plans to choose from Opportunity for Career Growth

    Cons

    As the Help Desk hours were between 7 AM - 6 PM, it was hard to make up time off for medical or personal reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue Open Door policy for work and personnel issues.

  5. Helpful (1)

    Not what I expected.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    It is a good name, looks good on the resume. If you worked here, you are probably smart and that should help you.

    Cons

    There is a book , "A View from Beneath the Dancing Elephant". I did not read it, but the title is great. There is a saying, "RAs are family matter", such as people actually try to make a living and support families while the elephant is stumping around them. Very bureaucratic and inhuman, people are only resources. If you spend at least 3 years here, you will notice that half of the people you worked with are gone...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop looking for cheap labor, make people feel being appreciated, make them feel safe. Stop giving the top executives extreme raises and bonuses without at least inflation equivalent adjustment for the work force. Also think about the thousands of people who you let go. This is a small world, do you think they will hire IBM as their vendor, after you make them upset and disappointed?

  6. Excellent opportunities

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Verizon sold their cloud/hosting business to IBM in Sep/2017 and I was among those who transitioned to IBM. From the beginning, I noticed how IBM offers a more organized environment, with excellent opportunities to improve and expand our careers, with clear learning paths and multiple resources.

    Cons

    Health insurance options seem to be designed for singles, who get free health insurance. Married individuals with kids pay expensive insurance to have spouses and kids covered. Compared to what I used to have at Verizon, IBM health care plans offer less and charge way more.

    Advice to Management

    The tuition assistance program should be offered to all employees not only those who are in positions that require a degree.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Application Developer Specialist

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer Specialist in Cumberland, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    This review is primarily for GBS in Rocket Center, WV. If you are considering joining IBM elsewhere, just know that in this sector, and this location, things are much different than the rest of the company. - If you either went to a smaller university or didn't do so great in school and want a big name on your resume to get you good job opportunities in the future, IBM is PERFECT for that. I'm going to get pretty heavy...

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    Cons

    - The location. Cumberland is a "city" with not much there. Most people that end up staying long term already have an invested interest in the area (nearby college, family, etc.) - Turnover is very high. New hires come in groups, and generally if you're still around by 6 months, you are either THE last or one of the last left in your group. - Turnover is high because when you are hired, you are put "on the bench"....

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    Advice to Management

    I understand that in a big company, regulations need to be put in place so that managers can't easily abuse/favor employees, but you've made it very hard to reward (in a meaningful way) high performers. Actually try to keep high performers around to get better longevity out of your products (and other high performers). Hire staffing professionals that understand the fields that they are working in, and you won't have...

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  8. IBM

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    Great Online Training on internal websites

    Cons

    Need to learn the culture

  9. Helpful (4)

    Long term employee

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Access to new technologies and benefits

    Cons

    New up or out management approach is driving good people out. Also going through a thinning out exercise of mid to senior level associates.

  10. Review

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM for more than 4 years

    Pros

    company pays less than other consulting firms

    Cons

    various opportunities to advance career

    Advice to Management

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