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IBM New York Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 925 reviews)

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  1. "Culture that aims to continually improve, but values work-life balance."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant - Strategy in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant - Strategy in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Constantly transforming, the company culture inspires in its individuals the desire to transform and improve. Also, work-life balance is great, especially for senior managing consultant level and below. 40-45 hour work weeks common. People care about people. Latest extension from 6 to 12 weeks for paternity leave demonstrates a continued recognition of the balance that people crave.

    Cons

    typical downsides of transformation. There is a serious undercurrent of tried and true employees who are not embracing a new way, but upper management is on the side of pushing the boundaries - and that side will win out eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Push even more swiftly to change this company to meet what the market wants.


  2. "Prof. gui"

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

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

    Pros

    processing bioinformation, frmi image processing

    Cons

    New York, signal processing, IT, data analsys.

    Advice to Management

    professor or research

  3. "Marketing Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    IBM in New York is perhaps one of the best internship experiences you want. It's pretty interesting to witness a company as it transforms.

    Cons

    HQ is in Armonk, especially for millennials.


  4. "Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Promotion ongoing with stock options

    Cons

    N/A as of time of writing

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It depends."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has some smart people and good opportunities that will bolster your resume. Good projects are extremely interesting and will have you at the forefront of innovation.

    Cons

    Life is extremely variable. It is tough to schedule things, know what your hours will be like, or even know what projects will be available and what skills you will build down the road. Oftentimes, your experience depends on luck. Unfortunately, many people are caught in bad situations and find it very difficult to get out.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to nurture talent better


  6. Helpful (1)

    "What used to be can be again"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager, Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to the most incredible minds. Resources that are built in to the giant machine. Being a part of something great. Flexibility in finding lateral move jobs.

    Cons

    You can get lost in the sauce. Employee upward growth potential is limited once you get 'up there' at least in marketing. They've been hiring a lot of external agency experienced resources but they don't know anything about how to be and embrace being an IBMer. The 'new' blood is taking the life out of the passionate IBMers who would give their left leg for the success of the company. Instead marketers are being shelved or over looked. Raises are infinitesimal.

    Advice to Management

    A company rises based on the performance and commitment to its people. Empower, support and reward them and stockholders will be rewarded. You can't make billions of dollars and reward people 1% raises and expect a significant return on that investment. You can't outsource institutional intelligence, savor it, nurture it, reward it.


  7. "The best socially-responsible tech enterprise"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great parental leave program: IBM helps new moms and dads take time off to take care of their extended family in addition to extra benefits/services for working moms.
    Professional growth: tons of opportunity to interact w/ smart people, work on the latest technology trends, and grow into different roles within the organization

    Cons

    I am sure there are some areas for improvements as with any large organization; but overall great.

  8. "IBM Benefits are current and focused on new generations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - 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 constantly reviewing and updating our benefits. Just this week, a new parental benefit was announced, now: new mothers can now take up to 20 weeks leave, up from 14 weeks; and the IBM dads, partners, and adoptive parents to 12 weeks. Plus, IBM will reimburse as much as $20,000 for eligible adoption or surrogacy expenses.
    This is a great way to attract and retain employees, because it is clear that IBM thinks and supports the IBMers in the most important moments of our lives.

    Cons

    Need more advertisement internally and externally

    Advice to Management

    Leverage all the good benefits when recruiting and hiring; as well as during your coaching and feedback sessions. These topics are really worthy to discuss and to ensure that are used by all the new and future parents in IBM.


  9. "Cloud Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cloud Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cloud is focus of company.

    Cons

    IBM is not yet leader in Cloud... competing with AWS and Microsoft which are current market leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing your sales folks and give them enough time to succeed.


  10. "Changing company with lots of potential to contribute"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seasoned employees help new employees get up to speed and acclimated to the culture there

    Cons

    There were a lot of meetings


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