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Updated February 15, 2018
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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. "Service Delivery Manager for P & C Insurance Company in the Northeast Region"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company that provides opportunity for their employees to grow and contribute to society, as well as develop state of the art systems & processes to streamline & satisfy the needs for the customers.

    Cons

    Layoffs that have hurt the company's image , as well as

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop new technology to meet the needs of our customers & provide excellent service in all areas that you provide , as well as stimulate your employees to go above & beyond for the needs of the your customers & management.


  2. "Very Nice Organization to Work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Con in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Managing Con in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If the candidate is open to adopt new technologies there are ample amount of opportunities for the employee

    Cons

    Hitting bench is not quite a favorable option

    Advice to Management

    Pls allow us to work in cross technologies and invest in training resources up along with shadowing certain hotskills for the long term benefit.

  3. "Crumbling giant"

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    Current Employee - Computer Programmer/Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer/Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work remote most of the time.

    Cons

    They bought our company because it was so successful, then ruined our product (which always made LOTS of money) by packaging it into another product that nobody wanted. In addition, they put it into an umbrella division that was losing millions.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of a serial number and "level banding", get a clue about who does what, and maybe use a scalpel instead of a chainsaw when you need to lay people off. Paying an outsourced company to do this is just insult to injury.


  4. "Web Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Several resources to education and promotion
    -Management shows personal attention and guidance

    Cons

    -Project training can be minimal
    -Career growth can sometimes be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Ask your employees what their goals are and how you can help them achieve that. Checkpoint goals are usually half-hearted. Ask them what they really want out of their career


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Kenexa Hosting team is great"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Wayne, PA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent team members
    Lots of knowledge sharing
    An active drive to remove tech-debt
    Encouraged to find permanent, efficient solutions

    Cons

    Corporate is sales driven and only cares about 'get it done now'
    Lots of disagreement between development teams


  6. "First job in the corporate space...not great not terrible"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fair salary, extensive learning curriculum, nice benefit package including 401k match, employees are very helpful and fun to be around

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, bonuses slim if at all, 40 hour weeks are non existent, new opportunities are not always made public making it difficult to advance for some, favoritism evident

    Advice to Management

    Define a clear path/strategy and set employees up for success


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No loyalty to employees"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Valley Forge, PA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Valley Forge, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable salary
    No micro managing
    Diverse workforce

    Cons

    Too many jobs get off shored.
    Prior to off shoring IBM reduced 401k match, and then cut the severance from 2 weeks per year to 1 month regardless of how many years of service.
    Valued long term employees get replaced with much less experienced workers.

    Advice to Management

    Become more loyal to employees.
    Replace Ginny Rometty.

  8. "Ibm Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in Claymont, DE
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in Claymont, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big brand and huge reputation.

    Cons

    Too much process. No green card processing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "SW Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Software Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for employees

    Cons

    Upper management does not know how to sell


  10. "Sr.Advisory Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in Chesterbrook, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in Chesterbrook, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Learning Facilities
    +Switching opportunities within projects

    Cons

    -Low Pay
    -Leave policies
    -Top Heavy

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on employees needs.


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