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Middletown, NJ

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  • The hours are very long with a poor work/life balance (in 799 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 398 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Middletown, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Middletown, NJ

    Pros

    Good to work with overall

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say. Big company


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company, long hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Tremendous benefits. Excellent health insurance with reasonable options for dental and vision. Discounted stock purchase option, and very good 401(k) plan and matching. Flexible work-from-home options.

    Cons

    Very long hours - this is NOT a 9-5 job. On call at any time in case of emergencies. Outdated email system with limited functionality (Lotus Notes).

    Advice to Management

    Need more possibilities for raises, bonuses, or advancement without having to change job position or career entirely. Also need less pointless meetings involving the entire 50-person+ project team!


  3. "senior it specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Specialist in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Test Specialist in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    work life balance,, flexibility hours

    Cons

    no monetary growth or raise for employee, no good benefits

    Advice to Management

    hire good management who has people skills


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  5. "Team Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Middletown, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good innovations, Environment , technology

    Cons

    Management , Late night work etc

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep good resoureces


  6. "system engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance if I have to say

    Cons

    No health insurance, no learning opportunity


  7. "Lot to learn from"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Architect in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Applications Architect in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities, flexibility, wide range of options to fit-in, focus of professionalism/ethics

    Cons

    Due to large size, have to deal with some amount of unproductive processes


  8. "BST Test Lead- Test Planning"

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    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    layoff at end of the year


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IBM Project Manager @ AT&T"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Middletown, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Middletown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary & benefits. Challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Working on weekends is BAU!
    Chaotic day to day operations.

    Advice to Management

    Create a work culture, offer real career training, & reward your overworked resources!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Have your resume updated the minute you walk in the door"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Middletown, NJ
    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Middletown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work at Home, flexible schedule.
    Pay on time
    Though everyone works at home, good communication but under such tight schedules, you can't suggest better way of doing things.

    Cons

    India employees have such poor English skills, that understanding there design becomes a problem.
    Indiscriminate off shore hiring and laying off seasoned engineers in the US is a poor policy to develop a good product.
    AT&T contract is so wrought with technical issues, back off new design before you can fix the old.

    Advice to Management

    Have some decency to let a contractor know about a furlough instead of one day prior to last day.
    Treat people as you would like to


  11. "OK company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility on where the work should be done. work from home is generally allowed

    Cons

    low paid, not much bonus. intensive work load



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