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IBM New York Reviews

Updated August 13, 2018
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  1. "EXCELLENT"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Environment, Salary, People, Location

    Cons

    The commute and travel time was hard, but gets easier overtime


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's what you make it"

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

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

    Pros

    - Access to infinite resources to learn, grow, and innovate
    - Excellent retention and work life balance for a Big corp/tech company
    - Excellent parental leave benefits
    - Relatively easy to change teams and move to areas of emerging technologies

    Cons

    - As it's the case for most big companies, if your group or team projects are less exciting and less revenue generating outside of R&D, you won't have a pleasant ride.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage cross groups/teams projects. Whether it's client related projects, open source, or research. We have some of the brightest minds in the industry that can be stuck doing repetitive tasks and not using their full potential.

     Coachme platform is good, but we need something more project based where people can launch a project and have other employees pitch in. Each employee could have a few hours a month dedicated to such activities. Many great features and products were developed by other companies doing this.

  3. "Summit Intern Technical Solutions Specialist"

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    Current Intern - Student in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Student in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good pay, relocation stipend
    - strong manager and mentor base, lots of people to help and guide you through the summer
    - assigned to a team and fully immersed in that team's portfolio
    - you learn all about the sales cycle
    - great opportunity to network with full time summits, experienced sellers and other people in company

    Cons

    - lots of independent work and down time
    - housing and transportation is not provided, so definitely budget a lot and bring your lunch!

    Advice to Management

    Give your intern long term AND short term projects to keep them busy! Remember to invite them to all meetings, especially client-facing ones and include them on all email chains.


  4. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty opportunities to grow if you are willing to get technical skills which are overally in short supply. IBM has very flexible remote work opportunities.

    Cons

    They are not winning contracts because they are probably expensive so bench time is high for non technical employees. This affects moral and recently, company has been laying off employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t over promise to clients at the expense of your resources. Prioritize skills training across the board for all employees. IBM employees feel disconnected from management.


  5. "Agility Needed"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunity, lots of money to be made.

    Cons

    Constant change, little transparancy

    Advice to Management

    Transparancy is lacking and change should be limited to every 12 in regards to customer base and territory.


  6. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, kind and helpful employees.
    Worked out of the NYC WeWork office, which has a fun culture.

    Cons

    Horrible bureaucracy and slow processes


  7. "bonus"

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

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

    Pros

    easy hours, easy work, etc.

    Cons

    easy work, no bonus, upper anagement

    Advice to Management

    give bonuses to top performers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard and Play Hard"

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    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.


  9. "flight planner for underground flights"

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    Former Employee - Flight Planner for Underground Flights in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Flight Planner for Underground Flights in New York, NY

    I worked at IBM (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    amazing challenges -- flying underground is hard!

    Cons

    terrifying to say the least

    Advice to Management

    perhaps fly overground?


  10. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Development Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Development Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of talented people - learned a lot from my colleagues

    Cons

    Company is struggling - so Capital is tight leading to good projects being shut down

    Advice to Management

    Cut execs - too many of them . Hire more doers!


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