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IBM Nashville Reviews

Updated April 21, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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  1. "Solutions Architect"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, Intelligent and hard working people

    Cons

    Full employment and retirement policies have changed

    Advice to Management

    Manage people by establishing and building relationships then offer encouragement and advice


  2. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Client Technical Sales in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Client Technical Sales in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Large company with robust history and good market presence

    Cons

    Processes are stuck in the mid-20th century. Typical workflows require more than 10 checkpoints.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline!

  3. "No salary hikes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good opptunities- Good opptunities- Good opptunities- Good opptunities- Good opptunities

    Cons

    - No salary hikes- No salary hikes- No salary hikes- No salary hikes- No salary hikes

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "IBM is a great employer. They have solid management, great products."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analytics Associate in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Business Analytics Associate in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Leading technology. Solid management, large effective business partner program, great benefits, positive culture

    Cons

    Too many management layers, average comp plans, too big to move quick enough in today's fast moving business environment


  5. "IBM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many assets, talented resources, leader of technology for over 100 years

    Cons

    large, static and intensely process oriented, employees are brainwashed and parsed so that the customer is not the primary focus but performance to a false scale

    Advice to Management

    become more nimble and return to a customer first culture


  6. "Whatever it takes, we'll make 2015 CEO Plan"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with talented people and represent high quality products/solutions.

    Cons

    Company has changed in 2014, desperate atmosphere, high pressure sales. Must make 2015 corporate plan. Many scared next round layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Ok, so you need to grow sales after pulling the layoff and stock buy back levers, but you have too long sales cycles, so cut cost for new client coming to the cloud. Make it cheap to start, like all of Microsoft's software, clients use to always say it was "free" to start.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of smart people, but with no direction or passion left."

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting salaries are competitive with the marketplace. The work can be very interesting.

    Cons

    The company manages profit mostly through benefits reduction at this point. There is not much shared sense of objectives or interests managed within the team.

    Advice to Management

    Go somewhere else.

  8. "Pretty much the same thing every day"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work from home
    work with some really smart people

    Cons

    horrible compensation
    little no no opportunity for advancement
    expect to be laid off with little to no warning
    most people are average

    Advice to Management

    Your reliance on overseas contractors will reduce costumer satisfaction. You will be in-sourcing these jobs in a few years at a much higher price.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stable company, but extremely bureaucratic"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, good benefits, many different job options

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic - in fact, that's a sever understatement. If you like the ability to be agile in your decisions, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    try to push, up the chain, the need for more decision making ability at lower management level.


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