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IBM Project Manager Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1043 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 481 reviews)

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  1. "Not your grandfather's IBM anymore"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Information Technology jobs"

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

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros since this company has declined ever since they went away from their company values...

    Cons

    everything.... long hours, doing the work of many due to resource actions, decreased benefits, decreased raises, etc.

    Advice to Management

    go back to the basics and treat your employees with the "respect" and reward them as they deserve!

  3. "Keep Learning and Moving to Stay Employed"

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

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

    Pros

    So many opportunities for learning, and working with awesome people.

    Cons

    Continual threat of layoffs created a culture of demoralized employees.


  4. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great pay, good co-workers

    Cons

    Poor Management, no training, morale


  5. "Poor Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Work with current technology
    Work with excellent technical teams

    Cons

    Poor management
    Little mobility between Divisions
    Expect a lot of overtime
    Frequent Layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better, the company is nothing without them


  6. "Technical Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, Watson group

    Cons

    Everything else is a con. salary is the biggest downside

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  7. "Constant reorganizing and changing reporting hierarchy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation, name recognition, leading edge

    Cons

    No commitment to employees, constant reshuffling of reporting structure makes it very difficult to plan and execute promotions

    Advice to Management

    Some change is good, be mindful how many times and how often you move resources

  8. 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


  9. "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


  10. "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