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Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a great company to work for with plenty of opportunities to move up to higher positions

    Cons

    The location is not great. Rochester is a great town but is more family oriented than the Twin Cities


  2. Helpful (9)

    "It pays the bills!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People you work with, tales of the past

    Cons

    Stress, Constant Worry, Low Pay Increase

    Advice to Management

    Refocus on what gave IBM a great reputation, instead of trying to ride its old reputation until the customers finally wake up. Honestly.. with so much moral daily punishment from the company and with how many people are left throughout all the sites, it makes it seem like the executives are soon going to be pushing the servers around themselves since they laid off all the people that handled it before.

    IBM Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – Program Consultant - IBMer Engagement

    Thank you for your candid review and feedback, it helps us learn about specific areas of the work experience we can improve.


  3. "Great Place to Start a Career or settle with a family"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities with the Site.
    Lots of Support
    Flexible with work life/balance
    Plenty to learn

    Cons

    Not to many opportunities given to leave the site
    Pay is set by corporate and not very flexible.

    Advice to Management

    More chances to advance in other IBM areas

    IBM Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Program Consultant - IBMer Engagement

    Thank you for the review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.


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  5. "IBM"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative company if working for Watson
    Decent work life balance

    Cons

    Job lay offs due to outsourcing
    Low compensation


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly executed digital strategy but some pockets of innovation and growth"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Program Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly challenging to execute on a truly global scale; resources and tools unmatched in most companies, pockets of expertise in almost everything

    Cons

    Corporate mandates are often un-nuanced and damaging to business lines, digital infrastructure does not work well, lack of a coherent digital marketing vision

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the business units, restructure CHQ to align to business strategy, and stop with one size fits all mandates and inflexible systems.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Your Job will be Moved....Eventually."

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    Former Employee - Product Champion In Tech Support in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Product Champion In Tech Support in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The customers do appreciate the extra effort you put into helping them. Some of my customers and colleagues have turned into lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Myself and several other US located colleagues on our team got their jobs moved to either Ottawa, Canada or Eastern Europe. This was done to save IBM even more money, not due to lack of profitability in our department. One Third of IBM employees are in India or Bangladesh. This isn't an accident.

    Advice to Management

    IBM will have 20 straight quarters of decreasing revenue. Instead of cutting costs, how about selling more? You have bought enough companies and patents to cross sell for decades. What seems to be the problem?


  8. "Young employee review"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get lots of responsibility and challenged daily

    Cons

    Many expectations almost impossible to meet


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Downhill Slide"

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    Current Employee - IT Architect in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Required co-location, low salaries, poor advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch co-location


  10. "Good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No notice of being laid off, even if you had a good review and do your job well. When you number is up it is up.


  11. "Beaurocratic, archaic and homegrown systems. Poor and unethical management."

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

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

    Pros

    They know and understand good companies with good people/products/services to acquire. I have met some really hard working brilliant good people at ibm.

    Cons

    Terrible internal processes. Still on lotus notes!! Admin doubled after being acquired by IBM. Homegrown systems that do not talk to one another. Embarrassing to defend inefficiencies to clients. Answer to declining revenue is to get rid of good people, remove option to work from home and add more administration. Have lost really good team members to bad management decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to the employees and take ownership for decisions and processes that are not working. Stop blaming the people who are paying the bills.


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