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IBM Minnesota Reviews

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 925 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Remote Support Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3. "Account Executive"

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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


  4. "Senior program manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  5. "IBM Loosing Strength and Direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software 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 work week. Work/Family balance is valued.

    Cons

    Upper management has become very disconnected and disorganized. No longer values its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Honor IBM core values.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)


  7. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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

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


  9. Helpful (9)

    "It pays the bills!"

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


  10. "IBM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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