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IBM Overland Park Reviews

Updated March 26, 2018
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  1. "Solution Architect"

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company on values and fairness

    Cons

    Company values employees contributions to build better solutions.


  2. "IBM review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Enormous learning opportunity; 2. Reimbursement of certification; 3. Team-work; 4. Well-defined process and systems

    Cons

    1. Bad Employee remuneration & appraisal; 2. Less growth opportunity; 3.Bad HR policy; 4. Tough to change competency

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of career growth and opportunities of existing employees instead of beating around the bush with HR policy. Please work on a steady and stable rating system.

  3. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Working culture is so good.

    Cons

    Too Many managers in the hierarchy.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IBM - Big Blue"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is a globally respected company and one of the few companies capable of handling the IT requirements of the world's largest and most complex enterprises. IBM is also a leader in the latest technology advances related to cloud, analytics, data, mobile, and AI. Many IBMers work remotely, and the company rates highly as an equal opportunity employer

    Cons

    IBM jobs in the US are drying up. Cost pressures and are driving job opportunities overseas. IBM is forced to treat US employees as costs they would get rid of if they could. This is especially true in Technology Services and Strategic Outsourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Long time, loyal employees understand business realities but still they deserve some loyalty and recognition for their efforts on your part, even if you must let them go.


  5. "Always Changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can handle changing jobs and managers every other year, you made make it. A company can only re-shape and re-invent itself so many times.

    Cons

    IBM always talks about how they think their people are the best, but the way they treat them is a different story.

    Advice to Management

    Start listing! Stop just looking at the spread sheet. Change the pricing so our clients start looking at IBM as a value partner vs a vendor just trying to sell its software.


  6. "Associate system Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work From Home option availailable when ever required.Friendly Work Environment. There is always opportunity to learn something new.

    Cons

    Costs like commuting ,health care keeps raising also no pay rise.


  7. "Flexible work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Test Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with Flexible timings

    Cons

    Annual hike based on your performance is very low,

  8. "IBM Global Support Workplace Review"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Overland Park, KS
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent management and communication practices; for the most part very equitable treatment of contract personnel. The exception is influenced primarily by the career path of IBM Personnel, as opposed to the career path of Contract Personnel. Opportunity does exist to convert to a permanent IBM Personnel position, if this path is an offered consideration. IBM harnesses a good hierarchical structure of responsibilities and adheres to uniformed methodology to deliver support and services.

    Cons

    As with any or all contract positions, a glass ceiling exists, which delimits boundaries between contractor and employees of IBM, although blurred. This fine line is a line of career longevity; albeit an understandable preset boundary. Limited access to IBM Reference and Training resources.

    Advice to Management

    IBM Managers when building and maintaining Team relationships include their contract personnel, offer feedback, and include them in all in=house personnel activities. Provide or promote the same opportunities to enhance or develop on the job skills.


  9. "Capacity Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, work/life balance and people

    Cons

    poor communications within team, lack of raises and bonuses


  10. Helpful (2)

    "There are better places to work"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Sales in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Hardware Sales in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everybody knows who IBM is. They have a good brand.
    They have allot of smart people, especially in the engineering departments
    It's easy to get appointments with clients and prospects
    You have the option of working from home

    Cons

    They do not pay well compared to other companies
    It seems like good people are always getting laid off
    The sales plan is way to complicated
    There are to many managers
    The internal systems are terrible

    Advice to Management

    The days of 70%+ margin on hardware are long gone


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