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Updated August 18, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 880 reviews)

  • Working long hours is pretty typical (in 429 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "IBM is not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, depth of knowledge from peers to help you out

    Cons

    lay-offs until they get the numbers they want in US

    Advice to Management

    Years of lay-offs have damaged the IBM name. Few people want to work there. Respect for the individual is gone. Along with a lot of good people.


  2. "Great Manager == Great Experience"

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    Current Intern - Information Technology Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Intern - Information Technology Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Had an awesome manager who was really helpful.
    - So many resources to learn from. Try and get the Agile and Design Thinking badges while you are there.
    - Work from home Friday's at least for my team.

    Cons

    - Poor intro to Agile.

    Advice to Management

    The Sou Chef video series is a great resource to help new hires understand Agile methodologies quicker. Having it as a recommended resource for when the interns / new hires begin.

  3. "Not what it once was"

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    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I had lots of opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    As a contract employee, I had no vacation. I also feel I was undercompensated for my work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Recruitment Partner"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Team, great work environment

    Cons

    lay offs, lay offs, Lay offs and more lay offs


  5. ""Be ready to leave""

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    Current Contractor - Software Development Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Contractor - Software Development Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    They don't care about the effort employees have put to make the project successful.
    They will lay you off if budget doesn't allows.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the performance of employees when laying off.


  6. "Internship experience at IBM"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart individuals to learn from
    Nice, welcoming people
    Flexible work hours
    Good pay/benefits

    Cons

    Lack of organization
    Few networking opportunities
    Little oversight


  7. "Data Science Intern Experience"

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    Current Intern - Data ScienceExperience in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Intern - Data ScienceExperience in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Quality of work
    - Openness
    - Stability

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy
    - Company vision not clear

  8. "Information Technology Intern"

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    Current Intern - Software Developer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern

    Pros

    Learning experience, paid time off, work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not much manager involvement. We were not informed of our intern project/assignment until after we started working.


  9. "Chief Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of professionals. Tremendous opportunities to work with Fortune 100 companies and shape how IT supports their business.

    Cons

    Paperwork can be a burden.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a more robust Cloud marketing plan.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Reasonable employer"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Advisory Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Seemed to be treated mostly with respect.

    Cons

    Company didn't understand concept of having to pay for software development. Very fast to outsource jobs to teams in other countries. Company is becoming a shell of a company in the USA, with teams all over the world.
    Company likes to hire lots of contractors to perform development. It's becoming rare to be a FT employee there.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your engineers as valued employees.


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