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IBM New York State Reviews

Updated April 23, 2019
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  • "At times work life balance gets challenging" (in 1112 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 537 reviews)

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  1. "Senior software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Prospects are best and environment for newer work

    Cons

    Most dedicated for employees welfare and work responses

    Advice to Management

    Sharpness and precise coordination and vision


  2. "Performance Marketing Internship"

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    Former Intern - Analytics & Data in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Analytics & Data in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Smart people who are willing to help you succeed and "mentor" you
    -Lots of fun events for interns (both professionally and outside of work)
    -Ability to directly engage with executive leadership
    -Freedom to be creative in the work that you do (with input from higher-ups)
    -Worked there during a very transformative time with respect to data insights, "cognitive" era
    -Overall, meaningful projects that drove business decisions down the line. Executive leadership listens to recommendations and actually evaluates and considers them to drive change for the business.

    Cons

    -The company seemed to use buzzwords and "buzz concepts" (e.g. Cognitive, AI, Machine Learning) that seemed to be seldom understood
    -Bureaucracy...this is a given at a company such as IBM
    -Some of the work was a bit meaningless, but not too bad. My team was tasked with researching and synthesizing "best practices".
    -Didn't look too promising to "move up the ladder" anytime soon if fully employed

    Advice to Management

    None - I had a pretty good experience with management.

  3. "If you’re lucky a great place to work"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great for your professional development and resume

    Cons

    Getting on a project isn’t always a guarantee for incoming CBDers


  4. "Fun place slow progress on projects"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Save good place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Didn't move fast enough to feel like you were making an impact

    Advice to Management

    Better organization of progress


  5. "Process and red tape"

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    Current Employee - Salesforce Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Salesforce Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    bluewolf trained new people in salesforce very well

    Cons

    under market pay. pay fluctuates for people with the same title, and its not based off merit. seems more based off lack of organization and people falling through the cracks. so much corporate red tape and mundane processes


  6. "Pattern of age discrimination with many layoff selections."

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Continuing individual education opportunities. Learning for career growth and development is widely available.

    Cons

    - There are usually many management "cooks" in this kitchen with little direct accountability but plenty of blame disbursement.
    - There has been a great deal of sharing and reporting by victims of the many layoffs that their age was a prime factor as to why they were selected for "retirement".


  7. "Great start, terrible as time went on"

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    Former Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation, smart coworkers and good mentors

    Cons

    Absolutely abysmal leadership has inability to sell projects, leading to long bench times, leading to bureaucratic managers giving poor performance reviews

    Management first judged me alongside more senior employees, leading to a poor first year review, then bench time got me placed on PIP late december. I left to join another firm in mid January.

    Useless required trainings and hoops to jump through for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, sell projects and don't place the blame on junior employees.

  8. "Company in Survival Mode"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Quality Colleagues, earning potential, resources

    Cons

    As a sales exec, territories were constantly changing due to management's inability to make the correct long term investments to grow revenue. Pressure constantly put on legacy business units and never ending re-organizations from industry to geographic. Definite process to force out older IBM'ers which was unfortunate as they held the long term client relationships and experience. No transition plan in account coverage, Little career development opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing hour to hour and focus on long term growth, treat employees with respect as they become future customers. Good luck with the Red Hat acquisition.


  9. "Land and Expand"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of different technologies can be learned

    Cons

    Grueling approval processes, bonuses are subject to whatever they feel like paying


  10. "Great oppotunities"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good opportunities and interesting work

    Cons

    Hard to progress because of all the red tape being a big company


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