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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1071 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 510 reviews)

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  1. "Senior program manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great career growth and training opportunities

    Cons

    Competitive market while transforming business


  2. "Overall, Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of my managers have cared about whether I enjoy my job. They also seek to find out what makes me tick so that they can help me work on projects that mean something to me.

    Cons

    A lot of redundancies/overlaps in jobs. The company is so large that there are portions of the company that has no idea that other areas exist.

    Advice to Management

    Don't reduce your workforce by getting rid of the engineers that keep up your product offering unless you fully intend to exit the product. Also, take a good hard look at whether you need all of the positions that are offered in the company. There is a ton of overlap and you would be better served to not have all of these positions that serve similar purposes.

  3. "Sr manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have large teams ans multi cultural

    Cons

    No bonus at all for last 4 years

    Advice to Management

    Bonus needs to be added.


  4. "IBM Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Finally showed growth in 4Q 2017 after 22 straight quarters of decline

    Cons

    No longer honor commitments to clients
    Lack of trust and respect for employees
    Continue to add layers of management


  5. "Was a great company to work for. will see how it changes"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of internal opportunity to move around.

    Cons

    current management by $$. Too many swings back and forth


  6. "It's Not What It Used to Be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Managers are professional, and IBM has processes to handle every situation. When I contracted with a different company, my manager went on vacation and the person delegated to sign my timecard didn't. No pay that week! That doesn't happen at IBM.

    Cons

    IBM has embraced the bottom line to the point that it overrides everything, including customer service. And it's no longer about excellence, it's about doing more with less and fewer, and not in the good way. Claiming it would take X employees to do handle an account, when it really required more employees, and then making those employees work mandatory overtime got them in trouble. I don't think that's changed.


  7. "Loves to offshore"

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    Former Contractor - Unix Systems Administrator in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Unix Systems Administrator in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    With a company this big, odds are good that you should be able to find somebody that knows something you need

    Cons

    No job security, processes seem to be implemented to prevent actual work, you always have at least two managers and the wrong one evaluates you for your rating

    Advice to Management

    While offshoring can save money, you often get what you pay for

  8. "Professional"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Professional work environment. Great clients. Good travel opportunities. Longer timeline projects. Varied and versatile experience. Effective project management. Enjoyed the team work

    Cons

    Less project opportunities. Cumbersome procedures. Lots of paper work to get promoted. Every week travel from Monday to Thursday makes the work life balance difficult

    Advice to Management

    Get more projects


  9. Helpful (3)

    "IBM GBS"

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good educational opportunity and excellent people from Band 10 and below

    Cons

    Cruel culture, food fights over revenue credit, whimsical lay offs, leadership survives by capitulating to CEO, no business sense, losing revenue in consulting and shrinking market share

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of 50% of the Partners and VPs. They have become irrelevant with their knowledge and judgment. CEO should consider handing the baton over to someone who understands today's market and technologies


  10. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Compensation
    - Rewarded for top performance

    Cons

    - Promotions / Career advancement
    - Reorganization
    - Lack of continuity


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