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Updated February 14, 2018
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  1. "Awesome to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, home office, friends, new technologies

    Cons

    I don't have anything to say that I think could bring anything better...

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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    "Research Intern"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Research Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Best place to be. I worked with an excellent team of researchers.

    Cons

    None throughout my time there.

  3. "IBM on the comeback trail"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Highly Collaborative, Global, Technology Leader, Reputation

    Cons

    Offers lower than market rate wages for longer term employees

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  4. "Abundant opportunities if you fight for them"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Diversity of challenges to solve
    amazing colleagues - some of the smartest people I’ve ever met are IBMers. I love the people I work with
    Geographic reach

    Cons

    Upper level management out of touch with customer and employee needs and too entrenched in legacy, cumbersome business processes. Incentive systems based on previous org siloes that can make it feel impossible to collaborate across business units for the benefit of customers. Mixed messages on purpose: shareholders vs customers vs employees vs society. Despite a female CEO still limited women at the top and no visible effort to nurture the next gen of female execs.

    Advice to Management

    A general manager told me early in my career “A good leader helps or gets out of the way.” More GMs should heed his advice. To employees, making positive change is always an uphill battle. We should be making it easier for “wild ducks” to do good work vs exhausting them to the point of leaving.


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    "Great company, questionable career opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues; innovative technologies; value-driven company.

    Cons

    Lack of job security in many places; Unclear chain for advancement; Politics & in-fighting at the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    Make a commitment to keeping and developing US-based employees.


  6. "P-TECH Brooklyn"

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    Current Employee - Design Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am an IBM mentor for the P-TECH Brooklyn school because I am continuously inspired by their mission to infuse education with STEM focused insight.

    Cons

    Would like to have students come to the IBM office more.


  7. "IBM"

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

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Good people to work with

    Cons

    Compensation could be better, but it is not bad.

  8. "Great Company!"

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

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

    Pros

    IBM is one of the most innovative companies in the world. IBM offers some of the best employee benefits, opportunities for career growth, work that positively impacts society and innovative culture.

    Cons

    I have had a very positive experience working for IBM and there are no cons.


  9. "A Global Leader in Diversity"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing Diversity portfolio, and respect for the unique benefits each of us brings. Amazing LGBT+ programs and support.

    Cons

    Need to find more focus in support functions, e.g. HR


  10. "IBM is still an excellent career choice"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer for Mainframe Services in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer for Mainframe Services in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to the depth and breadth of current technologies
    Access to a vibrant technical community that is unparalleled
    Access to a career path that allows you to grow and expand into

    Cons

    Its up to the employee to shape and drive your career


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