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Updated March 29, 2018
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  1. "Support Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, people were very supportive and helpful. Good place to start entry level work

    Cons

    They had really short breaks which could be improved.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Money is good, but toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    IBM pays a good base salary. Medical coverage especially for prescriptions is excellent.

    Cons

    No long term structure
    Sales plans are changed every half. What you sell changes, who you sell to changes.
    They have a calculation that they use to determine if you are succeeding in sales or not. What it doesn't take into account is that there is a 12-18 month sales cycle. When your territory and clients change every 6 months... and it takes two months to get the details to you... you are expected to achieve in 4 mo what it takes 18 to do. The only way you luck out is if previous sales reps have gotten something to the finish line and you capitalize on it. Their calculation for what it looks like to "succeed and have the necessary skills" changes as well. So you never know in six months if you'll have a job or not.

    Advice to Management

    Leave things alone. Stop messing with the structure. Let your sales reps actually take care of your clients. Stop treating people like they are indispensable as you get the numbers where you can without calling it a RIF and instead telling the sales teams they just aren't talented.

  3. "IBM is a GREAT Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery/Operations Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Service Delivery/Operations Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leader. Best in Big Data, Cognitive and AI space. Values Innovation. Pays well, rewards performance.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, very self-service so not a lot of personal support


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, good company"

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    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with some of the best people around. I feel challenged and encouraged on a regular basis.

    Cons

    The company is huge. This means you can have several divisions essentially doing the same thing without knowing about each other.

    Advice to Management

    Management in my division is transparent and hard working. I'm really happy to be working for you.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, resources, people before they all started quitting. Independent work. Some benefits are great! Employee portals if you can navigate.

    Cons

    Constant Management change. Guided employee development-you will not get any. red tape everywhere, good luck getting anything accomplished. Unhappy clients.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what works and improve on that, quit changing/releasing software without proper planning and testing. Customers are leaving!


  6. "Good place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Hybrid Cloud Sales Leader in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Hybrid Cloud Sales Leader in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Overall a very good experience. Great co-workers and very smart people overall with over 100 years of

    Cons

    Incentives typically conflict with other groups which causes mixed messages to customers. A very process heavy organization. Slow to make strategic change.

    Advice to Management

    Don't wait til the market tells you to move into a new direction because if it does you will be too late to change. Embrace creative destruction and simplify your goals and align them directly to everyone's incentives.


  7. "Elephant"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Resources, finances, team, ability to change careers

    Cons

    Elephant, too big, too much desire to combine and change processes

    Advice to Management

    Took a profitable company with an amazing culture and ruined it.

  8. "Implementation Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, pay, peers, work from home environment

    Cons

    poor leadership, lack of strategy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "work at ibm"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    treat you like adults, don't micromanage

    Cons

    a very big company, sometimes get too many emails and don't know what is important and not


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cloud Sales"

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    Former Employee - Cloud Sales in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Cloud Sales in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company with technology known to clients and products and services around the globe

    Cons

    Not enough resources, could not track revenues, chaos, processes broken

    Advice to Management

    Need to work with their people to understand broken processes


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