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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. Work life Balance

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Perfect Work life balance, IT Services Giant, Fortune 500 clients, Dedication to Client's success and Globally integrate enterprise

    Cons

    Too much Process Oriented. Too many approvals required. Clients consider only for Services and not for consulting.

    Advice to Management

    Be more agressive

  2. OK company if you find the right job

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      Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in Princeton, NJ
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      IBM has a lot of smart people and interesting technology so if you find job in the right department you can learn a lot and enjoy working here.

      Cons

      IBM is a very bureaucratic organization and this ends up putting a lot of obstacles in the way of doing the right thing sometimes. The bureaucracy also makes it hard to get a raise or get a promotion

      Advice to Management

      Management needs to remove some of the bureaucracy and provide better chances for advancement. They also need to provide more coordination between different department as there is a lot of duplication of effort that is wasting resources.

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      IBM from Software QA Manager

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      Former Employee - Software QA Manager in Princeton, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at IBM

      Pros

      For a majority of time I was there, I worked for one product line. Some areas of the company have good local managers / leadership, which helps to provide a good working atmosphere where an employee can feel fulfilled with their contributions. Salary seems to be a little better than average.

      Cons

      IBM is currently undergoing a complete transformation of it's business and business it deems 'not in its core' are being dismantled, with little regard to the intelligent resources that it affects. Outwardly, IBM states that it invests in its employees and will allow them to move from between divisions / products, but in reality it provides little support to those attempting to get education to keep up-to-date technically...

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      Advice to Management

      First-line managers have little ability to reward key employees, and as a first-line manager I felt frustrated many times attempting to get employees rewarded or attempting to give employees opportunities to expand their knowledge base, while remaining productive.

    • Product Manager

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      Current Employee - Product Manager in Princeton, NJ
      Recommends

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Open culture, work life balance

      Cons

      Nothing I experienced so far

      Advice to Management

      Good management style.

    • My 15 yrs as an IBMer

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      Current Employee - QA Engineer in Princeton, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      GBS was pretty hard to handle with all the traveling, utilization, etc, but working as a consultant for different companies gave me a great deal of experience and exposure to pretty much all the experiences you want to have during your lifetime - from sad to funny, from beautiful to ugly. Exceeded pretty fast by working hard, and giving it my all. But that was when the economy was better.

      Cons

      Depending on which group you're working in, there are not too much personal relationship that you develop in GBS. The manager that supposed to rate you, doesn't work with you on a daily basis, and in most cases have never met you before. Reviews strickly rely on the people you work with that will report to this stranger who'll give you a rating your bonus, salary, and future depend on.

    • Overall it was good.

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      Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Princeton, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      In the beginning it was a very stable workplace.

      Cons

      Too much daily travel. Unpredictable amount of overtime.

    • Good place to work

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      A lot of talented people to learn from and good place to gain new knowledge and experiences.

      Cons

      Bureaucracy which is inherent to large corporations wherein you spent a significant amount of your time focusing on the administrative processes to deliver a product to market.

    • its been a blast

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      Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in Princeton, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      They have great opportunities in terms of career growth

      Cons

      Using lotus notes. replication of a lot of work between divisions.

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