IBM Reviews in Newark, NJ | Glassdoor

IBM Newark Reviews

14 reviews

Filter

Filter

Newark, NJ

2.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
5 Ratings

14 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1076 reviews)

  • "Hard to get promoted with low salary" (in 511 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Good Benefits
    The power of big blue in the market ensures there is lot of work

    Cons

    Slow progression
    Focus on getting GD resources to replace US resources as they are cheaper

    Advice to Management

    Exhaust the US bench and then get in the GD resources. As US employee cost and salary are already a sunk cost


  2. "Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a big organization, so getting some work that you actually like is not that difficult if you are looking for it.

    Cons

    Too big, no personal connections. You could do nine to five for years and no one will notice it.

    Advice to Management

    Giving groups and departments independence so that they can make decisions on their own to keep their employees happy.

  3. "Not your father's IBM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to great thought-leaders; world-class IP, great experience when you have a team that communicates well

    Cons

    Politics can get a bit chippy between the different business units; justifying cost of a solutions to customers can be challenging; over-reliance on managing to numbers sometimes conflicts with making wise decisions; slow moving to a SaaS-based world

    Advice to Management

    The coarsening of the culture is noticeable. It's not what it once was.


  4. "A very process driven company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility at work
    Stability
    Long term projects
    Good projects with great exposures
    Knowledge base and industry spectrum

    Cons

    slow growth
    salary rise
    Bonus
    Projects are slipping away
    Future outlook

    Advice to Management

    IBM good old days are over with the projects but still they can do better with the pay and rise!


  5. Helpful (4)

    "People manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) My good ideas were paid attention to from the very beginning of my time at IBM. The good ones got implemented and continued to be supported for >10 years so far.
    2) I get to work with people from all over the world.
    3) I got my Master's education paid for by IBM. I went part-time while working full-time.
    4) I got to go on a six-month assignment to India from the U.S. My wife accompanied me.
    5) IBM has a great legacy of inclusion, especially for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, as well as for heterosexual women and people with disabilities of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

    Cons

    There is not as much room for advancement into senior roles, depending on the area of the company where you work, i.e., people in sr. leadership positions stay a long time and so there's less room for advancement, but I doubt that's unique to IBM.

    Advice to Management

    I like to believe I do this already and that I'm asking my peers and upline management to do the same: Please do sufficient performance management for all employees, including lower performers.


  6. "Life at IBM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from Home. Test Test

    Cons

    Everything else. The old IBM working environment is history. There is no guidance and its a chaotic place

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together to prevent further loss of good employees leaving IBM


  7. "Application Development Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - App Development Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - App Development Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization, very structured, and great benefits to employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes its hard to move in various roles on different platforms.

    Advice to Management

    e-learning can be improved to all employees to move on different technologies.

  8. "DBA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning Good learning Good learning

    Cons

    Salary Too much load not clear vision for emp

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Solid company, but not without flaws."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance and flexibility options.
    Solid benefits package for healthcare and retirement
    Many opportunities to change roles within the company
    Good, hardworking coworkers.

    Cons

    Short term stock price focus.
    Over reliance on cost cutting to meet profit target rather than investing in growth.
    Annual raises and bonuses have been squeezed over time. Mid year bonus opportunities are less and less common than in years past

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, they are assets to be leveraged, not liabilities to be shed.


  10. "Great place to work if $$$ is not the only thing you are after."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, Leading edge technologies & values

    Cons

    Compensation not best in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    None


Showing 14 of 41,829 reviews
Reset Filters