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Updated July 3, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Early Stage Specialist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Early Stage Specialist in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Decdicated at expanding their employees knowledge

    Cons

    Resources can a little better


  2. "Great company experiencing a transformation"

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, you can learn a lot if you want to. Working from home policy and flexible hours. You can transfer from department to department in the organization.

    Cons

    Average salary and benefits became less competitive over the years.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Big Blue"

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    Current Employee - Resource Manager in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Resource Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots on internal opportunity, good people throughout the company

    Cons

    It's a big company that's been around a long time... many, many processes that at times contradict themselves.


  4. "Place to shape your own destiny"

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    Current Employee - Cognitive Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Cognitive Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with some of the brightest people around. Ability to shape your career and have multiple 'careers' in the same company.

    Cons

    Understand that your career at the end of the day is your responsibility. Management will help you as much as they can but you need to take the initiative to reach out to them.


  5. "Good quality of life in The Triangle (RTP)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Management supports employee's work-life balance.
    The Triangle has many nice communities that are relatively affordable.
    Good quality of life possible.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for significant bonuses.
    RTP IBM site seems like it's past it's prime.

    Advice to Management

    Work on making the RTP site more vibrant and less depressing.


  6. "Great place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Get to play with some really cool technology
    - Work life balance better than anywhere I've ever worked
    - Management is pretty hands off which gives you a lot of head room to do crazy innovative stuff
    - IBM as the first name on your resume opens a lot of doors
    - Some travel opportunities

    Cons

    - compensation is not competitive
    - offices are kind of old
    - hard to move teams or locations

    Advice to Management

    I love IBM, I'd still be working there if I hadn't found a more competitive salary in a more interesting place to live and work in. Raise the hiring bar and pay people more. Expand into more competitive markets in SFO and NYC.


  7. "Loved the culture"

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    Former Contractor - Software Asset Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Contractor - Software Asset Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    IBM was a great place to work, you feel as if you are part of a family, even as a contractor. I was sad to leave when my contract ended.

    Cons

    Hard to get in as an IBMer if you are a contractor.

  8. "Sr Software Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great, smart people. Good Benefits, many opportunities

    Cons

    Forcing out too many long term/Experienced employees.


  9. "An old tech company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    IBM is a big compnay and a lot of product lines. it is a good place to learn technoledges and improve skills.

    Cons

    In recent years, the company seems slow on adopting new techs and innovation is slow also.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to switch to be more focused on new idea, innovation and respect more on empoyee contributions.


  10. "Good design culture, old company"

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    Current Employee - UI/User Experience Designer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - UI/User Experience Designer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM Designer culture, benefits, meeting people all over the world

    Cons

    B2B products, dry content, stuck in the past


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