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IBM New York Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1071 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 510 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good life / work balance
    Good management
    Parking was easy

    Cons

    Co-workers could be hard to get along with while working on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Crack the whip


  2. "PERFECT"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent environment
    excellent communication
    smart people

    Cons

    nothing to say about cons

  3. "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities, Strong Management support.

    Cons

    HR policies are rustic need revamp, Career progression is possible only if you are good with your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Need to train first line managers to be transparent and non-partial.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "stressed workplace"

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    Former Employee - S&S Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - S&S Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are alot of discounts available to IBM employees.

    Cons

    There is alot of pressure at IBM. There is pressure due to layoffs and there is pressure due to too many meetings and training sessions making it difficult to get my work done.

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs need to stop. Is it causing it stress and making it a very difficult work environment.


  5. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in New York, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Company and great learning

    Cons

    Non , its a great company and anyone who says otherwise is not being truthful , it has a hiccup today but IBM will rise again


  6. "Partner"

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    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology
    Smart and engaged professionals

    Cons

    Eroding brand confidence
    Entire Executive Management Team


  7. "Not a bad place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, 401K match, ability to buy stock if you want.

    Cons

    Hard to get on projects since IBM is lacking signings, not a lot of strategy work, can be hard to navigate such a massive organization.

    Advice to Management

    Help new hires get staffed on projects sooner. Also give them more flexibility/weight their role and sector prefrences more.

  8. "Lot of Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lot of opportunities to take responsibility

    Cons

    promotion is tough and hike is very low


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with lots of opportunity to grow"

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

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

    Pros

    IBM is going through a transformation to adapt to fast changing technology industry. This has created an environment where new jobs and positions are continuously appearing and is a great place to start, build, and grow your career.

    Cons

    As you would expect for large company, it is very political, which is hindering the company's attempts to transform.

    Advice to Management

    Too many underperforming products and services. Streamline and focus the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect for some, not for others"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is amazing. You can work from home almost 100%. In sales, you're judged only for your results. Office politics is as low as a large company can get because it's just about what you product. There's something astonishingly refreshing about it.

    Cons

    The company is on a downward spiral and the fact that they are (i) not producing good products/services, (ii) not recruiting top young talent is an issue. It's a company of (to be brutally honest) old white men. Also, there is very little mentorship to new hires because it's so remote work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a few products/services rather than trying to create something for every possible IT need. Mentor new hires. Your 20/30 year veterans don't want to take time to mentor the 22 year olds and it's going to cause mass exoduses. Also, please for the love of god, hire more external senior hires. It's a very myopic culture because we don't know what's being done well and poorly.


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