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Updated March 22, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "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. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    lots of different projects to work on

    Cons

    compensation is not very competitive

  3. "GBS Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive compensation, challenging projects and ability to gain new skills

    Cons

    Long hours and even less recognition.


  4. "It was an Absolute Pleasure to Work at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate Administrator
    Former Employee - Research Associate Administrator

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

    Pros

    I was only 16, yet they provided a welcoming environment for a scared intern who had never had a real job before. My tasks were very clear-cut, and I knew exactly what I had to do and when I had to do it. Overall, the staff were very friendly, and the vastness of the building made going to work exciting every day.

    Cons

    The only cons I can think of are just a few things that I didn't know how to do, being 16 years old at the time, that I'm sure most adults have learned over time at this point.


  5. "Great resources, frequent layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, good access to resources, chance to collaborate/work globally, wide range of technologies and solutions, company name looks great on resumes

    Cons

    Job insecurity--layoffs about once yearly, company pretty ruthless about shedding older or lower-performing products.


  6. "Good to work with"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Developer
    Former Employee - Software Applications Developer

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    It has a nice work culture, I would like to work again as the work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    The employees do suffer at times due to their poor management.


  7. "Good for early career"

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    Current Employee - Client Executive
    Current Employee - Client Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great career launching company with a ton of support around me

    Cons

    Low culture / met with team once a week only

  8. "Great company for self-motivated, self-starters and go-getters!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer - Level II in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer - Level II in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My immediate Engineering and Development team were great to work with. Work-life-balance is great as well as the ability to work-from-home. Performance is rewarded generously with great Benefits. The opportunity for growth is tremendous, but you have to keep up with technology trends and the vision of the company in order to be part of the leading edge.

    Cons

    Executive Management can be cut-throat with eliminating teams and positions. Make sure the project you are working on is in line with the company's future vision in order to maintain your employment.


  9. "Experience"

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    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR

    I have been working at IBM part-time

    Pros

    Training second to none in the industry
    Accountable from day 1

    Cons

    Moving faster in the past year, could do even more, they will get there


  10. "Good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Staying on top of technology changes

    Cons

    Lots of traveling to administer ourselves