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Updated October 18, 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 916 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 436 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "IBM Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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

  3. "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!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Very impressive and innovative engineers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exactly work environment, flexible work hours, very professional management, very experienced coworker.

    Cons

    Not being able to work from home. Too much work, lacking focused project and products.

    IBM Response

    Jun 19, 2017 – VP, Communications

    Thanks for acknowledging the workplace flexible. We're proud of the trust-based culture we've built inside IBM. We do want to address the concern about working from home, though. IBM has been a... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Expierence but Limited Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Power Systems"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisorty Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Advisorty Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Relaxed dresscode.

    Cons

    Used to have more flexibility as to where you worked; that's going away.
    Salary / Bonuses - falling behind.
    Company is being managed to maintain profit margin while revenues have declined for 5+ years. That means each quarter people are cut, salaries never go up more than a percent, and there are insufficient resources to bring new products to market in a reasonable amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the Power systems group to somebody who cares.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Remote Support Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Easy to do lateral moves within the company
    - Very accepting of trying new things
    - Pushed for continued education/learning opportunities

    Cons

    - The good old boy network is strong
    - Management often does not know what the job entails
    - Very male centered

    Advice to Management

    Lose the idea of you can be a manager in this division then you can be a manager anywhere. It's an injustice to the people they manage as they have no clue what the work really involves or needs.


  10. "Account Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    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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