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Updated November 7, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 936 reviews)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Financial Aanalyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Room for Growth
    -Deep Education
    -You get out what you put in
    -Good Resume Builder
    -Competitive Salary for new college grads

    Cons

    -Can seem like you are small piece in big business
    -Hard to see your work impact the business
    -Rochester location might not be ideal for some people

  3. "Financial Analyzing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits - 401k Match, very flexible

    Cons

    Underpaid for skill level, high turnover rate


  4. "IBM is a great company that attracts people from all over."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexibility is very nice. They also do a great job in trying to mold you for the future. There are plenty of opportunities to advance your career.

    Cons

    Salary is a little less than ideal. Tend to work longer hours during close weeks. Hardly receive any bonus for extra time.


  5. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of vacation
    Offers several training courses

    Cons

    Month End and Quarter Close can be very busy
    Otherwise very slow


  6. "Great Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The IBM Rochester site has superb management who have a lot of trust in employees.

    Cons

    Bonuses and wages do not compete well with nearby competitors such as those in Minneapolis/St. Paul area.


  7. "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.

  8. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great crowd with many young, enthusiastic, people. Management will always make time for your request and concerns which makes you feel valuable.

    Cons

    Busy around quarter close, and then can be extremely slow between then. This job can sometimes be daunting.


  9. "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


  10. "Second Co-op, great experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Chip Designer in Rochester, MN
    Current Intern - Chip Designer in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern

    Pros

    The work and home life balance is great. Managers are very trusting and flexible with how you get your work done as long as you get it done and aren't slacking off.

    Cons

    With such a large company it is hard to understand everything that they do and what their intentions are in the future for each department of the company.

    Advice to Management

    With such a large company it would be nice to have a better understanding of long term intentions and allow interns to experience different departments to see what might fit them best as well as provide opportunities in different departments.


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