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IBM New York City Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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  • "Work life balance especially to new mothers" (in 1085 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Project Staffing Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY

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

    Pros

    Has flexible work options like work from home

    Cons

    Not too many growth opportunities
    Salary is not too competitive


  2. "Great oppotunities"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good opportunities and interesting work

    Cons

    Hard to progress because of all the red tape being a big company

  3. "Great environment for growth"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good pay. Lot of room and opportunities for growth within the company.

    Cons

    None that I have discerned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rocking!


  4. "Mixed Feelings"

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    Former Contractor - Game Developer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Game Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was nice and friendly. The is a great amount of networking to be done at IBM.

    Cons

    No help from Senior Management. No one from HR ever meet with me and I could never get one the phone or meet with them face to face. That was very weird and uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Please on board new employees in a more professional manner, don't just throw them in a room and "expect" them to get what your doing.


  5. "Great Job but below par pay"

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    Current Intern - Data Science Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Data Science Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    4 days a week job
    nice health insurance

    Cons

    below par pay and compensation


  6. "n/a"

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    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator/Customer Support/Quality Assurance Analyst in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator/Customer Support/Quality Assurance Analyst in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some workers have flexibility with the ability to work in an office and/or offsite. If it wasn't for personally valuing more flexibility than many other companies, I probably would have looked elsewhere for a job closer to home with better pay that may be less flexible.

    Cons

    -May be tough to get raises as a contractor. No annual raises, but contractor must be willing to request it.

    -I probably could have made at least another 10-30k if I worked for a company that didn't offer flexibility, but I value it. I'm sure IBM sees it as a way to save money on office space and pay too. However, flexibility can be a con instead of a pro for some workers, so management must be trained to notice it. Management needs to evaluate who is still doing their work with the flexibility, and who isn't. As I do my work, flexibility allows me to be more efficient and do even more work. I do wonder about few coworkers/managers though.

    -Not receiving bonuses. Strong believer in all employees having the ability to achieve bonuses if they meet certain criteria, as well as incentive for stock involvement by employees. When employees have a stake in how well a company does, their work is better. Everybody wins.

    -Sometimes involved in meetings I have no business being in, which lowers my focus in getting work done.

    Advice to Management

    -Working with many different people from different countries, some who are on site and others remote, I think it would help improve teamwork to lightly push workers to use their webcam during webex meetings. I'd hate for webcam to be required, but an optional light push for workers to use it occasionally so it doesn't feel like it's just a voice we're talking to from another country.

    -Also, our management does team lunches 1x a yr, sometimes 2. While lunches show appreciation, it doesn't build teamwork. I'm aware of other coworkers who actually go to team-building fun events like "escape the room" puzzles. Perhaps occasionally switch out a lunch for a voluntary team-building event.

    -I probably could have made at least another 10-30k if I worked for a company that didn't offer flexibility, but I value it. I'm sure IBM sees it as a way to save money on office space and pay too. However, flexibility can be a con instead of a pro for some workers, so management must be trained to notice it. Management needs to evaluate who is still doing their work with the flexibility, and who isn't. As I do my work, flexibility allows me to be more efficient and do even more work. I do wonder about few coworkers/managers though.

    -Not receiving bonuses. Strong believer in all employees having the ability to achieve bonuses if they meet certain criteria, as well as incentive for stock involvement by employees. When employees have a stake in how well a company does, their work is better. Everybody wins.

    -Sometimes involved in meetings I have no business being in, which lowers my focus in getting work done. Evaluate if managers are being efficient and aren't simply taking an easy one-size-all approach of just delegating work and having entire team on call unnecessarily.

    -As I work with many people from different countries, onsite, remote, etc... it may help to have informal meeting 1-4x a month. Where whoever can join the informal meetings does so. The meeting doesn't need to have any purpose, except for easy access to a team for collaboration/questions as needed.


  7. "Software devloper"

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    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Randolph, NJ
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Randolph, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    salaries need to be change as per the current expenditure.

  8. "Big wheels turn slowly"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, flexible hours, smart and responsible teammates

    Cons

    Teams are not usually co-located, so work can feel isolated
    Products are not all that innovative


  9. "Great, Established Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Established, American company with serious market share
    - Very large, global company so you can get involved in many different projects
    - Deep pride among IBMers

    Cons

    - Lots of processes
    - The size of the company can be overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    Orientation is VERY important. Considering how big the company is, we need to make sure that proper orientation is given to everyone.


  10. "Amazing"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work culture,Friendly collegues at all times

    Cons

    Lots of work at a given point of time


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