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Updated January 20, 2019
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1080 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 522 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Be a part of something great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements. Autonomy. Growth potential. Love the culture and the people I work with. Management support. Engaging projects.

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  2. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great training and access to online learning.

    Cons

    pretty new so I can not say I have encountered anything bad.

  3. "Great Services corporation to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledge base and people, continuous innovation

    Cons

    sometime could be bureaucratic


  4. Helpful (2)

    "IBM"

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    Current Employee - MVS Systems Programmer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - MVS Systems Programmer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can work from home in some instances.

    Cons

    You never know if the ax is going to fall.


  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package was great. Loved the work I did.

    Cons

    Co-workers seemed distant, so I never really felt at home at this particular company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Digital Life Sciene Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Life Sciene Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of Freedom and work-life balance

    Cons

    Can be disorganized but you must be a self driven person


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home option is available

    Cons

    Pay is not great even if you get good rating

  8. "Wonderful place to Learn and Explore"

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    Current Employee - AI Solution Architect
    Current Employee - AI Solution Architect
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of ways to improve yourself

    Cons

    I have not experienced anything negative so far

    Advice to Management

    Please keep the Learning Culture


  9. "Lots of opportunity, tough to adjust after acquisition though"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with great people prior to the acquisition. Had the time of my life

    Cons

    The org structure and business changed drastically over the course of a couple years and people started leaving. Eventually half of our employees were laid off anyway. I think things expanded a bit too quickly after the acquisition


  10. "Work at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recommended. Great place to start a career. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Management is somewhat deaf to suggestions

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people working for you. Their aspiration is to drive success.