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  1. Chill work

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    Former Employee - UI/User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM for more than a year

    Pros

    learning experience, nice environment, helping people

    Cons

    no challenges, insipid day to day routine

  2. Great culture and work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Very smart people and great work life balance. Great marketing organization.

    Cons

    Needs to be more nimble with decision making.

  3. IBM

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    big & agile company with a lot of cloud market coverage

    Cons

    known for reorgs, so you need to be able to adapt to change

  4. Stripped of every benefit

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    Former Employee - Band 10 Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    You will have good people to work with and a big brand name for your resume. The work load isn't too heavy.

    Cons

    Raises and bonuses are non existent and have been for years. If you perform well and you are not in sales or an executive, your bonus may be $800. Also, as of 2019 IBM eliminated out of network health coverage. None of the plans offer it though they still call the plans PPO plans, but read the fine print. You are 100% out of pocket for out of network coverage. But the costs go up every year while the coverage declines....

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    Advice to Management

    Stop rotating senior executives around different roles when they don't perform. Just bring new people in. It's a dance of the lemons each year.

  5. Great company

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    IBM is a company that values the expertise you can bring in. If you are an experienced professional with a knowledge that IBM considers valuable, there's no better place to go. IBM will compensate your experience like no one else.

    Cons

    It's hard to grow your income. The company will lay you off without hesitation if your expertise is not needed any more. It has a high personnel rotation. Many thousands leaving, many thousands coming in.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid too many changes every year. Having a new manager every year leaves a sense that there is no organization.

  6. Dwindling WFH Perks

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    Current Employee - Performance Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    used to be flexible about WFH policy good work-life balance

    Cons

    - recently with the new CMO, managers are being oddly strict about the WFH and vacation policies. This was one of the few perks this old giant used to have. - there are quite a lot of people with dinosaur mentality -- whose first job out of college was at IBM and have been working here for 20+ years ago. Those tend to be the most difficult ones to work with.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't want to lose young talent to other established tech start-ups, please get with the times.

  7. Watson Health leadership not getting it done

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    Former Employee - Offering Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Huge potential for AI/ML in healthcare, and IBM has (or should have) the means to lead this industry

    Cons

    Most executive and middle management leaders appear to be in way over their heads.

    Advice to Management

    The level of incompetence of some middle managers (Directors and VPs) within Watson Health is startling. This seems to be mostly the long-time IBMers who simply do not understand or cannot adapt to new business models. Look more closely at leaders from your acquisitions to turn this stodgy company around.

  8. Helpful (2)

    They're trying, but it's too little too late

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    Current Employee - Senior Offering Program Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    For those afforded the opportunity to work from home, there is great work/life balance. The company does have some decent benefits, though healthcare benefits have waned dramatically over the past few years. The biggest benefit of working in a company like IBM, however, is the ability to move into different roles and try new things. The company is vast, and opportunities abound.

    Cons

    I've worked at IBM for many years. The culture has shifted dramatically, and not all for the good. The executives clearly don't care much about the individual employee and are focused, quarter to quarter, on the stockholders only. They have yet to realize that treating the employees well will result in better results, better profitability. The shift to "co-location" within the past couple of years has done a lot of...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your people- your individual contributors. The culture is so focused on tactical responses to quarterly results that they lose focus on treating the employee with respect.

  9. Worst company to deal with ever

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    Current Employee - Client in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There are few people who are good, rest there is nothing good about this company. One thing I can suggest, if you don't know anything or don't want to do anything, apply at IBM you will be promoted to the Director level

    Cons

    Management is clueless, not sure if they are competent enough to run the company

    Advice to Management

    Wake up

  10. Senior Security Consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    IBM has a good work life culture and health benefits

    Cons

    You do not get stocks and bonus

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