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IBM Project Manager Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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  • Bad work life balance in the company (in 993 reviews)

  • In this competitive atmosphere, you must often work long hours (in 467 reviews)

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  1. "Not your grandfather's IBM anymore"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are all smart and dedicated, a million opportunities to grow if you know how to look, excellent work-life balance, diversity

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the size, takes a long time for decisions


  2. Helpful (5)

    "@IBM"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    big name, lots of opportunities, good platform to learn things
    co-workers are very nice and ready to help each others
    cross country work experiences
    agile environment
    easy internal job transfer

    Cons

    company is going down, resource action everyday
    too many meetings- fully booked with meetings everyday
    many processes, the company does not have a clear picture of its next move

    Advice to Management

    replace current CEO (talks too much does little) to a tech person who has a clear picture of the next movement, cut at least half of the backoffice employees- their existance are to make you busy with processes

  3. "Ok. Some good. Some bad"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a job. It helps me pay the bills. I have benefits. I do like my coworkers. Most of my coworkers are satisfied Can Not day they are happy here .

    Cons

    Ok for me, my immediate leader is not good. Poor leader. Clearly plays favorite. I am not of the favorites. am looking for a new job

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Ibm"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities. Technology. Culture . Innovation

    Cons

    Too many processes.. too many obstacles.

    Advice to Management

    Establish Training programs with hands on projects


  5. "IT Project/Program Manager"

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    Former Contractor - IT Project/Program Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Former Contractor - IT Project/Program Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nothing to add here. Already provided my feedback

    Cons

    I have nothing to add here. Already provided my feedback

    Advice to Management

    Need new leadership. Practice ethical treatment of their employees.


  6. "Long time employee"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, benefits, there are a lot useful education material available to learn from, management is cooperative, overall people you work with are friendly and ready to help

    Cons

    Pressure to make utilization goals, a lot of working off hours, no opportunities to apply new acquired skills, so education hours are spent in vain

    Advice to Management

    Need to give people more opportunities to engage in new technology or transformation


  7. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and first line managers.

    Cons

    Making people come back into the office 5 days a week. Long hours with little thanks.

  8. "If you cannot say anything nice..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    Talent Management and Collaboration are heading down the tubes. All hope is not gone yet but it is close. Suggest saying away from this division. As for the rest of IBM, folks are too silo'ed and they do not care about other divisions. Not a very collaborative work environment.

    Advice to Management

    break down the silos and reduce the layers of management.


  9. "Senior Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in India, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in India, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is the best company to work for. IBM provides its employees with a great environment to nurture their talent. IBM has clear training's for individuals on cutting edge technologies like Cloud, Big Data, Analytics etc. IBM provides mentoring to convert employee aspirations into achievable Goals. IBM's approach to world problems deserve high level of mention and praise. IBM is the best company to work for in the planet.

    Cons

    Not applicable

    Advice to Management

    IBM is the best employer in the world. IBM provides its employees with world class environment and training facilities. IBM's mentoring and employee engagement initiatives are the best in the world.


  10. "Great place to work. Fast paced atmosphere and challenging work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management, work/life balance, cutting edge technology, great training options, you have the ability to stay very competitive in the market with the skills acquired at IBM

    Cons

    Pay raises are small and so is profit sharing. Management can sometimes forget the hard work of the people that got them there in the first place. I’ve had terrible managers and fantastic managers within this organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your focus on competitors and provide more training to support teams on customer management, retention and up selling.