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IBM Norfolk Reviews

Updated March 7, 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. "Amazing company with an amazing team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything was out of the ordinary, and they had a tech team to back it all up as well. Had a great informative time

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hampton, VA

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

    Pros

    flexibility and redefining your career

    Cons

    Lack of communication across the company

  3. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good team, We get to work in multiple interesting projects and the best part of it is that all the members are supportive and helpful

    Cons

    Salary can be better and More onsite assignments are appreciated and faster appraisals cycles. Improve office enviroment

    Advice to Management

    Improve office enviroment. Improve career opportunity, improve research and dev in machi lear and AI and Deep Learning. CEO needs to visit workers more often


  4. "DB2 DBA with over 20 years experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Toano, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Toano, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure with client applications providing support

    Cons

    Opportunity For advancements. No possibility for learning new technology

    Advice to Management

    No concern with advancement


  5. "Very good work culture"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work .Good work culture

    Cons

    none so far its a great work place


  6. "Backup Systems Admin"

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    Current Employee - Senior Backup and Replication Engineer in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Backup and Replication Engineer in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    They are a very technically diverse company. The options are very wide spread and there could be potential to grow.

    Cons

    The current assignment is not very well managed. I would request more organization with new account accquisitions


  7. "Integration Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Integration Specialist in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Contractor - Integration Specialist in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Regular training.
    Full time work.

    Cons

    Short periods of underemployment.
    Short periods of unemployment.
    Involuntary pay reductions for project employees.
    No hourly overtime pay even if working extra hours over 40 per week.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct an exit interview.
    Provide formal advance notice on end of project.

  8. "Great Benefits, Annoying Politics"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Great Co-workers
    Great Opportunity for Advancement

    Cons

    Rarely get promoted
    Annoying mandatory online classes and training
    Politics play a HUGE part of success

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work, less on politics, and the "mandatory" expectations.


  9. "Company in transition making efforts in Hampton Roads"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, flexible work structure, some good people work there, ability to move within company, good resume builder, learn how to work in a large corporate environment

    Cons

    No matter how experienced you are, you're starting at the bottom of the ladder. Lots of inter-corporate politicking. Many, many people punching well above their weight.


  10. "Technical Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, great pay, wonderful knowledge bases to tap into for career expansion. Opportunities for training and education are available and encouraged.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, navigating the many different ways to obtain information and assistance can be challenging. Work/life balance can be tilted to work a lot of the time.


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