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Updated October 11, 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 929 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Analyst"

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    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


  2. "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.

  3. "Good Start"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent for a fresh college graduate. Lot's of opportunities

    Cons

    Onboarding process is pretty long.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great learning experience, but slow career progression/salary compensation growth."

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    Current Employee - Logic Design Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Logic Design 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

    Friendly coworkers and flexible work environment. Number of vacation days is a plus. Working on cutting edge technology. Lots of opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    My biggest complaint is they're pretty stingy giving out raises/bonuses unless you happen to be an executive. Don't see how they can reward themselves with raises when the company has had declining revenue 20+ quarters. Plus layoffs don't really give me confidence in job security.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive about recognizing good, local talent and reward them.


  5. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relax environment and overall good management. Opportunity to learn from multiple roles. Interaction with senior executives is very common so you can learn from them as well.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very high, and opportunities to grow (unless you are in head quarters or reporting directly to them) are not very clear.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IBM Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of great people to work with, interesting projects, and training opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance is heavily tilted toward work. Annual layoffs of random folks kills morale. Management rarely takes an interest in your welfare and focuses only on results.


  7. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, nice environment

    Cons

    Typical corporate climate... never get too comfortable!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Expierence but Limited Culture"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience, Database Tools, Reporting, Analysis

    Cons

    Culture, Lack in Leadership, Career Pathing

    Advice to Management

    Focus on mentorship and developing future IBMer's so they don't leave in 2 years.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Remote Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Remote Support Technician in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Remote Support Technician in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Place to work, flexible schedule, professional positions.

    Cons

    Several layoffs, poor job security.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favorites and be a manager.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good (though declining)

    Cons

    Morale is grim (after frequent lay-offs)


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