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Updated July 6, 2018
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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 (4)

    "My experience at IBM was one of constant change."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Lake Mary, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning possibilities are endless, internal networking was phenomenal, and accessibility to anyone at any level was unlike any other organization I had worked for previously.

    Cons

    A constant , nervous feeling that there was no ground beneath your feet due to the constant disruptions, transformations, and restructuring. The move from a being a largely telecommuting company back to bricks and mortar is one such painful example where lives were disrupted. I wasn't around for it, but I lived through other disruptions. The move back to offices must have been horrific for many. While at IBM, many were prepping for the eventual day that they that they are told you are being 'resourced' - that's IBMese for you're laid off. How does one stay productive and focused in such an environment?

    Advice to Management

    While welcoming change is for the most part good, realize that a state of total constant change is completely counter productive for both the employees and customers.

  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. "Web/graphics Designer"

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    Current Employee - Web Graphics Designer in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Web Graphics Designer in Lake Mary, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of exposure to developing technology.

    Cons

    Jobs are going to India

    Advice to Management

    Make better decisions.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Product Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL

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

    Pros

    IBM hires very good people, that like work together and get the job done. They pay competitively, and have fair benefits.It is generally a good working environment to get experience and work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    The term Human Resource is descriptive term to IBM. They treat there people as a simple resource/commodity, to be hired, or let go, as needs rise or fall. May be good business, but it impacts morale at times.


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