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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. System Administrator

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

      I have been working at IBM for more than a year

      Pros

      Very relaxed environment and good pay.

      Cons

      Very expensive location if you plan on living close by.

    • Federal Inside Sales at IBM

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      Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Everybody knows IBM, so calls are more likely to be returned Big Installed base

      Cons

      You get overloaded with internal meetings and conference calls Bureaucratic overhead Constant negative feedback from fearful middle management

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      Rethink the sales organization

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      Current Employee - Sales Representative in Reston, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      IBM is a company always l had innovation as a strength.

      Cons

      IBM is a company always l had innovation as a strength. Unfortunately in the last several years, they have created a commission environment that isn’t transparent. This has forced reps to question where they stand against their quota or pushed many reps to look elsewhere. They have let go of so many reps and not enough of middle management.

      Advice to Management

      You need to rethink the compensation of sales reps. You are replacing experienced sales reps with new hires out of college that don’t have the sales experience and then expecting them to succeed.

    • Fair

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      Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Reston, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good benefits. Intelligent motivated coworkers

      Cons

      The constant reorganization of departments

      Advice to Management

      Listen to managers opinions

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      IBM Federal

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      Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Reston, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Was a great place to work with challenging projects when the technical and management start align. Smart colleagues you can learn from. Work location flexibility (can work from home)

      Cons

      Company going through major restructuring of business. New sales pipeline is completely broken currently. The management layer is disconnected with the technical layer currently (2017-2018). Project delivery and technical resource management communication is broken. There is no objective way to forecast work and ensure that the right person is doing the right job.

      Advice to Management

      institute a culture of end-to-end accountability. Include objective measures for performance along with utilization. Have a technical roadmap for the delivery workforce that is known and available to resources.

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      IBM Federal is awful

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time

      Pros

      They pay ok and do have some nice people

      Cons

      Selling software that does not work to Federal. Inexperienced management, clickish, only interested in hiring 20 something’s who will work 44-50 hr weeks. Not interested in solving problems just interested in billing gov max hours.

      Advice to Management

      Be careful of lawsuits, ageism and likeability over expertise is very dangerous.

    • need to take care of employees

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      Former Employee - Project Manager Business in Reston, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at IBM

      Pros

      good salary can be made good work

      Cons

      dont care about employees your just a number. Too many re-orq's every year.

      IBM Response

      April 6, 2017Program Consultant - IBMer Engagement

      Thank you for the review.

    • Program Manager

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      Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Reston, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at IBM for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Lots of talented people that can come together to solve any problem

      Cons

      Has been a movement against sub-contractors and they are not typically valued as "part of team"

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      Sales Director

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      Former Employee - Sales Director in Reston, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at IBM

      Pros

      Good benefits. Cutting edge technology. Fast paced.

      Cons

      90% of the people are great. The other 10% are corporate vipers. Not a healthy environment. Not your fathers/mothers IBM of 30 years back. The management can be brutal. Unrealistic expectation.

      Advice to Management

      Treat your employees like you would like to be treated.

    • Great place to build a career

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      Former Employee - IT Analyst in Reston, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at IBM for more than a year

      Pros

      Supportive team environment and culture. Fairly good pay.

      Cons

      Sometimes feels lost in the grind of 400,000 other people, can be a challenge to get onto new projects.

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