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Updated February 21, 2018
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  1. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, internal education (Think40) is fantastic, good benefits

    Cons

    Cannot think of any real con


  2. "New Employees get the BIG Welcome"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, Welcoming, Flexible Work Schedule, Extensive Benefits, Embracing Culture, Extensive Online Communities, Employee Internets, Softskill Training, IBM Badges, Remote Employees, High focus on culture/values.

    Cons

    Big, you won't know the entire business. Distributed workforce limits face to face interaction. Lots of process/procedures. Challenging to navigate all the information provided as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and trust that your employees can handle the message.

  3. "Customer Retention"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As one of the most reputed IT companies and the one of the oldest.

    Cons

    As a mainframe supplier and mainly focusing on the corporate sector need much business development plans

    Advice to Management

    Increase Business development plans and budget


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Contractor - IT Senior Project Manager in New Windsor, NY
    Former Contractor - IT Senior Project Manager in New Windsor, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Employer, excellent work/life balance opportunities

    Cons

    Most positions are for a short period of time unless highly technical

    Advice to Management

    IBM is doing a great job for shareholders


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Was good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved my job working with the talented and dedicated professionals there.

    Cons

    We were all laid off in our prime. No one is allowed to retire when they want to. It i s forced before you are eligible for social security or Medicare. Worst time if your life to be laid off. Hard to find new jobs at this age.

    Advice to Management

    Do into others as you would have them do into you.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Middletown, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse work culture. Professional people with strong work ethic. Excellent training environment with tons of technical directions to chose from. Challenging work assignments.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the crowd. Everyone trying to exceed goals, but only a few reach the top rating since leadership restricts this percentage. Tends to be the same individuals (possible favortes ???).

    Advice to Management

    All individuals contribute to the overall success so reward as many as possible, not just a few. Review management to ensure managers are actually managing.


  7. "Bad Company"

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    Current Intern - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Intern - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location and cost of living is low in this city

    Cons

    Bad Managers and very stressful life it is very difficult

    Advice to Management

    Management is bad and I don't like them

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Watch out if you're over 50!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries were average for position.

    Cons

    Layoffs can come at anytime. Subject to whims of ever revolving executives and department budgets for that period. Bonuses were far below average.

    Advice to Management

    Revere your more experienced resources. Not many young new hires will put up with 60-70 hour weeks and working through vacations like your more experienced workers.


  9. "Infrastructure Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Project Manager in Maple Valley, WA
    Former Contractor - Technical Project Manager in Maple Valley, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work shift as you work virtually
    Management is great to work with, and everyone is understanding of mistakes

    Cons

    No opportunity for a Contractor to transition to full-time status
    Not able to participate in all the great educational opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Offer Contractors the ability to become full-time employees so that we may also participate in career and education opportunities.


  10. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote Work from Home options

    Cons

    Not competitive with some smaller firms with service pricing

    Advice to Management

    Need to change how they approach new clients