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IBM New York Reviews

Updated October 11, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1049 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 488 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard and Play Hard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a place where you can work hard and see the results of your work and be recognized for your efforts. This year's recognition award was hosted in one of the finest hotels in Punta Cana and IBM made all of there feel extremely special. I've never had as much support by colleagues willing to help me than at IBM. You are working among the brightest, most innovative people willing to assist you. IBM is a company that has reinvented itself so many times to not only remain relevant but to maintain it's leadership position over well over 100 years.

    Cons

    Sometimes the large size of the organization can get in the way of itself. All the help I've noted in the pros sometimes comes at a price where we have too many hands in things.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in younger education and youth programs, so that the next generation of individuals are already very familiar with IBM's innovative solutions and past successes. We seem to be the best kept secret.


  2. 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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with lots of opportunity to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "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

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The New IBM - is it worth it?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be a great place to work

    Cons

    Stodgy, trying to get back in the game , can't compete


  10. Helpful (3)

    "OK entry-level, but going down the gutter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    CbD used to be a slightly better program, but there have been significant management issues that have made it go down the gutter.
    - Great work life balance
    - Decent breadth of experience
    - Good resources/training
    - Much better diversity at the younger level than other huge companies or banks, etc.

    Cons

    - They pay market rate, but then you cannot get a raise for 2 years (no exceptions).
    - No year end bonuses (I don't count $200 as a bonus)
    - Not a rotational program
    - No say over your staffing/career goals
    - Somewhat diverse but not enough... tons of younger women but not many female executives because no women want to be high up there...
    - Ivy league school grads get paid $75k or more to start. Other schools will get $70 or less. YOU CAN NEGOTIATE PAY AND LOCATION AND TYPE OF CONSULTANT. Do it!!

    Advice to Management

    It's gotten to the point where I don't know what to say to management


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