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IBM Raleigh Reviews

Updated October 22, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1060 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 502 reviews)

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  1. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great - company with lots of opportunity. Awesome people.

    Cons

    Still a little more process than I would like like - but improving for sure!


  2. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will have flexible working hours

    Cons

    At times feel a lot bureaucratic

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - IT Architect In Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - IT Architect In Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a great career path back in the 1980-1990s.

    Cons

    loss respect for the individual; company is primarily run by the financial community and therefore long-term vision is driven by only a few.

    Advice to Management

    get your employees involved in the success of the company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer for 30 years who left"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still some good jobs and opportunities outside of USA.

    Cons

    High-stress jobs and long hours. Subject to constant layoffs in USA. Often drives people into early retirement. Very few pay increases. Keeps cutting benefits. Poor senior management and lack of training of new managers who are often placed over departments in which they have no experience. Best talent often leaves. Work/life balance can be difficult. Lack of respect for the individual employee.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing strictly by the numbers and pay more attention to your employees and your customers. Hire new people for a career and not just a job. Restore traditional IBM culture and values. Develop better leadership and management skills or the hemorrhaging will continue.


  5. "IBM intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment. Learned a lot from this internship.

    Cons

    Lower pay than average, but the workload is very manageable

    Advice to Management

    My manager was cool


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of opportunity for personal growth

    Cons

    The vision by upper management sometimes is not clear


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Run from the sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There used to be work life balance and work from home but that is gone

    Cons

    Hostile work environment
    Competitive culture that creates in fighting
    Most people are average to below average
    Middle management plagiarists who steal ideas because they can’t come up with one themselves
    No raises
    No bonuses
    No advancement

    Advice to Management

    Quit

  8. "Agile Marketing"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the company culture at IBM. Everyone in the Raleigh office, including Senior Execs, went out of their way to accommodate the interns and make us feel right at home.
     Working in an Agile Marketing space also increased efficiency, team collaboration and overall productivity.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization and shifting of members to different teams.


  9. "Great place to work and."

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am given the opportunity to work on attaining all of my goals as a software developer. The pay is very competitive and there is an excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    The cafeteria could have a little more variety.


  10. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since IBM is so big its easy to learn new technologies and be involved in lots of areas of the business

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to be promoted

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear roadmap on how someone can be promoted


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