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Updated October 3, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1060 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 502 reviews)

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  1. "Technical support analyst L2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home or office

    Cons

    Layoffs every year, never know when is your time to go

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Managing Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have some interesting projects and have enjoyed traveling with my work.

    Cons

    Unethical practices by executives. Employees are at risk of age discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Find your "Why". A truly successful company needs more than a single-minded focus on revenue generation. Having a successful company goes beyond competitive differentiators and catchy corporate mission statements. It takes passion, and commitment that resonates throughout your organization. IBM is lacking in knowing their "Why".

  3. "Great people bad management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting New Technology and great smart people at the development levels. Opportunities to get involved with some exiting cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Poor management at senior levels, most are career IBMers who have never really developed an ability to grow a business

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring in Executive from outside of IBM


  4. "good pay ... no office"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Orlando, FL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary and good work life balance

    Cons

    work from home full time


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great open leadership team at least in my corner of the company. I've been able to gather a top notch team of skilled professionals delivering service to our end customers.

    Cons

    Idiotic decisions being made at HQ removing resources without even a chance to prepare for reduction.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to fine tune with a hatched instead of a scalpel. Seek and listen to input from lower level leaders and workers.


  6. "Great potential....but"

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    Current Employee - Strategist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Strategist in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    A very large portfolio of software products and the potential to provide an end to end platform to help companies know and sell to their customers.

    Cons

    A culture that sells speeds and feeds/features and benefits as opposed to providing solutions. A company focusing on short-term gains to the exclusion of ensuring its future.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to succeed at and head towards it come hell or high water. March to one mission statement and Lincoln quoting scripture said it best, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Software, services, Watson, should think "IBM first" by default rather than trying to sell your services, software or hardware and the rest of IBM be damned.


  7. "IBM Review"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for such a large company allows you to meet so many other talented people in the industry.

    Cons

    Because the company is so large and global it takes a very long time for tasks to be completed. Communication has room for improvement and processes change frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate openly to employees without so many secrets.

  8. "Senior IT Architect / Project Manager / People Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Architect/Project Manager/People Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior IT Architect/Project Manager/People Manager in Orlando, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intellectual community, flexibility, strong leaders, good people

    Cons

    Constant change of internal processes.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those that are loyal and are high performers.


  9. "18 Month 6 Managers a Business in Transformation"

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    Former Freelancer - Partner Technical Advocate in Orlando, FL
    Former Freelancer - Partner Technical Advocate in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High profile company
    Cool Technology - Poor Marketing

    Cons

    Lost touch with Customers
    Constant shift of resources led to customer distrust and allowed competing products to penetrate a space that they had better products.
    6 Managers in 18 months no leadership drifting ship
    You train all the employees to learn the new leading technology but then won't allow them to apply for jobs because you're only hiring "EXTERNALLY"

    Advice to Management

    Just get back to taking care of your customers and making sure they understand that you have great solutions that if they will trust you again can be deployed. Quit preventing existing employee's from participating in open positions!


  10. "You can do it @ IBM - Maybe..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hard to advance, hard to get bonuses & pay raises.. But if you can rock out top scores, close crit-sits, and keep customer sat very high, all while helping others and making people notice, you can navigate these waters. It is basically the top 2-3% of performers in IBM that move up the ranks and pay bands and land the $ awards.

    Cons

    See pros for more info..

    Advice to Management

    Spread the wealth a bit. As IBM reinvents itself, do realize that a average / above average performer won't be around for long with no bonuses & raises.


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