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IBM Raleigh Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1049 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 488 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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!

  3. "Technical Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has a lot of the pros of a big company. Good benefits, flexible working times and lots of great employees to work with. There are lots of opportunities to move around and grow your career in IBM as well!

    Cons

    The primary con was the long working hours. It was up to you how to manage them, but be aware of that going in. Also, now at IBM is their relatively new policy on layoffs, where all employees regardless of seniority get only one month's severance when the benefit for severance used to be much better for experienced employees.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "I would describe my experience with IBM so far as interesting, but precarious."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great people. I enjoy talking to my coworkers and all IBMers. I have been able to get guidance and help from anyone I ask and it’s great.

    2. The benefits are decent as well, it depends on what you’re looking for, they could be better on the health insurance side and the profit sharing bonus side.

    3. Flexibility. You can move to a new team, organization, or role if you don’t feel like a fit in your current place, but find a new place that is better.

    4. Most teams seem to allow for a good work/life balance (although it is variable by team, my first team was pretty bad in this regard).

    Cons

    1. Management is hit or miss. I have had 3 managers so far, the first one was a nice guy, but I didn’t feel like he was interested in managing (he was more technical and only met with us once per the quarter, the minimum times, sometimes even missing that deadline). The other 2 managers have been great and really seem interested in me as a person as well as an employee making me feel like I have a chance to grow in the company.

    2. There aren’t many day-to-day soft benefits at our location. What I mean is there aren’t typical tech company comforts like free coffee or snacks and such. This isn’t a huge problem, but other companies in the industry do more in this space.

    3. Variability in how things are run from team to team and organization to organization. If you’re not on a great team or in the wrong organization at the wrong time, that might be the reason why you have stress in your job like, bad work/life balance, bad management, constant fear of layoffs, etc.


  7. "great work culture"

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    Current Contractor - QA Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Contractor - QA Engineer in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    great company to work for..

    Cons

    nothing major. salary can be given more

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, knowledgeable managers, environment that encouraged learning

    Cons

    HR was disorganized at times

    Advice to Management

    Better help with finding housing


  10. "IBM Marketing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    constantly learning, people are eager to help you, lots of resources

    Cons

    slow moving, difficult organization, senior management are cocky


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