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IBM Raleigh Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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  • "Work life balance especially to new mothers" (in 1085 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A company with solid values and a long history of transforming itself"

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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    IBM is a company that stands by its values of dedication to client's success, trust and responsibility, and innovation that matters. It is also a company that truly celebrates diversity across the world. There is so much to learn, so many different opportunities, and many different jobs and roles one can play.

    Cons

    It is a very large company which you need to know how to navigate. It has been around for more than a 100 years and may not seem as sexy, exciting or current as other younger companies (but it is!)

    Advice to Management

    In my 30 years with IBM I have seen the culture improve into a culture of inclusiveness, value in sharing and growing expertise, and now I see more hiring from the outside and many returning IBMers. These are very positive trends.


  2. "IBM"

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    Former Intern - Watson Cloud Academy in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Watson Cloud Academy in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at IBM as an intern

    Pros

    It was a creative environment.

    Cons

    The company is very large.

  3. "Mortgage Accountant Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Mortgage Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Contractor - Mortgage Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Home Balance

    Cons

    Contracted Consultant, No Career Advancement

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Far better companies to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of jobs across all the projects
    MacBook Pro laptops

    Cons

    Hyper focus on stock price
    No raises even for cost of living unless you're rating is a "1" yet money spent on stock buy-backs
    Band promotions come with escalating "give back" review requirements outstripping pay increases
    Facility conditions are poor and outdated. I'm usually embarrased to bring people on campus.
    Facility "renovations" strip you to a 4' work table in an open area. with no privacy and no work areas. And overnight only lockers.
    Poor work life balance unless a baseline review and no raise is acceptable to you
    Health insurance is costly and restrictive on medications

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and let the stock price follow

    Advice to candidates - Probably OK for an interim career boost for a few years - but you don't want to stay.


  5. "Great Career Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Content Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Content Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, benefits, and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Constantly reorganizing and rebranding in effort to keep pace with smaller, more agile technology companies


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to Work!

    Cons

    none at this time as a new hire

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Durham, NC
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great respect for research students. Team was welcoming, included me in brainstorming sessions for critical issues. Assigned me reasonably challenging responsibilities for an intern.

    Cons

    Reasonably out-of-date office workspace. Poorly equipped cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on improving workspaces and facilities. How do the employees know that its a new IBM if it looks the same as old one?

  8. Helpful (1)

    "beware"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    salary and benefits good at first

    Cons

    beware when you turn 45-50


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    It depends on which department you are part of, to get a challenging assignments

    Cons

    If you are in a dept of low importance, there is not much to learn


  10. "Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent employees who work well together.

    Cons

    Poor upper management who is not in touch with work in the trenches nor what is really needed by our revenue paying customers


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