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Updated September 17, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1045 reviews)

  • "low salary slow complex not competetive" (in 484 reviews)

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  1. "Loved the job the customer was a great account."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Enterprise Network Support in Columbus, OH
    Former Contractor - Enterprise Network Support in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team Spirt
    Great Pay
    Understanding Management

    Cons

    The company IBM supported was sold.

    Advice to Management

    Hire me Back someday.


  2. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Developer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    less salary when compared to the location

  3. "Management changing every now and then"

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    Current Employee - Advisory IT Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No one cares as long you are working and maintaining your utilization

    Cons

    A lot of power given in the hands of your immediate supervisor and it sometimes leads misuse of power.
    Even if the company can't provide a project, your utilization will suffer and they will kick you out finally.

    Advice to Management

    Need more trainings for the managers


  4. "IBM Watson Health"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good work, interesting problems

    Cons

    Business failures result in low wages, low raises, and low retention.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Watson Health Consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leading technology and resources

    Cons

    Questionable direction regarding the future of the business

    Advice to Management

    Provide greater transparency about strategic initiatives


  6. "Best of IBM 2018"

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    Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A trip to the Bahamas with my wife with a celebration of everyone's accomplishments was a great opportunity to reflect on our success.
    First Class all the way!!!!

    Cons

    The weather could have been better!


  7. "Executives and upper management are horrible."

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    Current Employee - SSR - Support Services Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - SSR - Support Services Representative in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent amount of vacation and benefits are okay.

    Cons

    Everything else. Poor management. Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Go take some English grammar classes. It is so disturbing to read/try to read, the emails from our new president and other in higher management positions. A sixth grader has better grammar than them. They literally don't know when to use "a" or "an". It's really pathetic that these are the people driving. Also, when people quit because the are fed up with being treated so poorly, hire quality people to replace them. Decisions you have made are making IBM a horrible place to work.

  8. "GBS"

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    Current Contractor - Delivery Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Contractor - Delivery Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, great people

    Cons

    Consulting can be very volatile, not much job security


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A good place overall, but too much beuracracy and politics"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * I worked with some fantastic people
    * Some of the products and services really were "best in class"
    * There was a clear path to promotion while remaining in an engineering role rather than being forced to transition to management
    * I was pleasantly surprised several times with raises and bonuses. It's literally the only place I've ever worked where I received a raise without asking for it, and it happened to me twice in 3 years at IBM.
    * IBM's marketing and name recognition is awesome

    Cons

    * Some of the products were not "best in class"
    * Bureaucracy and politics got in the way of quality and cost us good people
    * A strategy shouldn't drastically change every year or two
    * IBM's complete flip-flop on remote workers was the primary reason I left
    * I had 6 managers in 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Settle down! Stop re-organizing everyone and re-branding everything and put more focus on product quality and taking care of the people you have.


  10. "Former Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Good technology
    Commitment to clients

    Cons

    Lack of respect to individuals
    Poor direction


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