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Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. "Great people and great place to develop skills but too large and disorganized"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Transformation Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Transformation Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Center of top technology projects, great supportive workforce, senior leadership is very accessible to younger consultants, great hours (never worked past 7PM, usually 9-5), great worklife balance

    Cons

    too large and take too long to make change. New leadership constantly comes and and changes everything with new acronyms. Few quality projects for young consultants.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IBM is a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Program Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Program Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowerment, flexibility, value driven, great colleagues, challenging roles

    Cons

    in non-sales roles, compensation is ok

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting experienced people

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Going downhill fast"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analytics Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many products
    Good name recognition
    huge install base

    Cons

    Terrible atmosphere
    20 straight quarters of declining revenue
    Change accounts and job responsibilities every 6 months
    Horrible executive leadership

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing great employees to leave


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Difficult Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great salary options, ability to travel, very flexible in terms of working from home / being mobile

    Cons

    Difficult culture, continual cutbacks and people being fired, everyone is looking out for himself, no work/life balance, incredibly negative company

    Advice to Management

    No longer feels like IBM cares or invests in its employees anymore - at some point a good salary is no longer enough. I'd rather be paid less but work somewhere with a better more positive culture.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't fall for high bonus promises"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner 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

    There are some very talented people at IBM,.

    Cons

    Unfortunately it appears that due to Resource Actions, a majority of the talented people are culled out every quarter, leaving nothing but an empty shell.

    Also on hire they promise high bonuses but in reality you will see 1% regardless of how you are rated. It appears that Ginny getting 14.5 million Bonus despite loosing sales quarters 20+ quarters is not enough to hinder this behavior.

    Advice to Management

    You were built based on talented individuals. Your Resource Action policy only elicits negative reinforcement quarter after quarter.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Software Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote employment, impact of name/reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    Co-location requirement on the horizon, reduction of severance package and retiree benefits, work/life balance out of balance, apparent ageism with recent resource actions, not rewarding loyalty among high achievers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pull the rug out from under those who have given years of hard work, dedication, and consistently achieved results in order to replace with younger, cheaper "talent." Disgraceful severance packages, company should be ashamed.


  7. "One of THE Top 5 brands to work for...............globally"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continually re-invents itself to stay relevant to changing times. IBM is 'World Issue' relevant, not just a technology services company - focusing on solving issues such as curing diseases, ensuring that expertise in areas such as healthcare, law, finance is available to ALL, no matter where you live or your socio-economic limitations, etc. IBM has had a focus on equal pay and diversity since long before it became a focus for other organizations. Career development opportunities are second to none, the internal movement of staff to new roles is a constant focus

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be a little bureaucratic and overly 'matrixed' - but with 400,000+ staff its difficult not to have some of that..........pay/benefits are good but not industry leading - real motivation to join comes from the career opportunity presented, the chance for personal and professional growth once in IBM and the thrill of working for an industry leading brand which is taking Watson to the world.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more willing to take risks and empower your good people - don't get bogged down in process

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Z Client Technical Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Z Client Technical Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a really good company to work for especially if you are starting out. The benefits are good and salary may start low, but wait a little and it will bounce up really high

    Cons

    They lay off a lot of people. Always worried about being laid off. No job security.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Designing at IBM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Within sciences and technologies of computer software + hardware, you have limitless variety of subjects to help out on.

    Cons

    Variety comes with a consequence. A lot of people waste time or complain about lack of "work".

    Advice to Management

    We need less of you. Sorry. IBM needs more creative people and less management acting as "directors".


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Cognitive Era -- Transforming the World"

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

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

    Pros

    Watson, talented teammates, variety of opportunities throughout the organization

    Cons

    Lack of commuting benefits, and "extra" perks e.g. (free food / coffee)


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