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IBM Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated February 26, 2019
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  1. "Distinguished engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Outstanding management and lots of opportunities learn continuously

    Cons

    travel policies are little stringent

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees who keeps traveling on business most of the time


  2. "Awesome place for people looking at stability"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, lots of trainings for you to embark on.

    Cons

    Salary growth is damn slow
    Lots of favouritism , too manager centric, HR concept is almost non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Get the HRs to step in, managers are often not doing justice!

  3. "Good pay, work from home, constant fear of being laid off"

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    Current Employee - Software Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Software Sales in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, work from home

    Cons

    constant fear of being laid off, cloud strategy is floundering


  4. "bad experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    large pool of highly motivated consultants

    Cons

    Too much politics
    Lack of true recognition, based on self selling


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's OK"

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Programmer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging technical and program work

    Cons

    Company is not a stable environment


  6. "IBM, a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, benefits, training, time-off and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company is in flux, constantly changing and shifting the organizations and solutions based on market trends. Company values no longer match their business trend. Frequent layoffs lead to job insecurity, negatively impacting employee morale and loyalty to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Limit layoffs to poor performing individuals, not high-performing individuals who make the company millions in new revenue each year and those with exceeds expectations on their yearly reviews. Eliminate redundancy in administrative systems, tools, documentation sites, collab tools, etc leveraging only the BEST solutions.


  7. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    co-workers were great; work/life balance was good; work from home; excellent benefits

    Cons

    expected to work 15+ hours a day during end of year, managers played favorites

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly and don't expect someone to do another person's job without explaining what you want done and show how to do it

  8. "Presales"

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    Current Employee - Senior Presales Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Presales Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good place to work when part of a growth area

    Cons

    Aside from marketing hype, many offerings are lagging
    Flavor of the month sales management style
    Not easy for customer to do business with

    Advice to Management

    Define a strategy / vision and stick to it for more than a quarter


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Still some flexibility, depending on your manager, a CEO who represents the company well. IBM values ethical behavior. I have never felt the victim of any kind of discrimination and they are always forward-thinking in terms of doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, poor compensation, and no employee education makes this a challenging place to work, these days. Additionally, they are forcing many remote employees to relocate and work in an office.

    Advice to Management

    Update your non-sales policies and invest in educating the workforce.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A rough patch in a storied company."

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing commitment to research. Trying to be relevant in an ever changing industry. Benefits are pretty good. That's about all I can say that is good.

    Cons

    Constant org changes, no time to see if they have made any difference. No commitment to the employees that have been so loyal to the company over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Give your origination changes a chance to work before changing again.


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