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Updated February 27, 2017
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  • The hours are very long with a poor work/life balance (in 782 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 392 reviews)

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  1. "Great place with multiple core competencies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Heavy focus on R&D, technical as well as soft skill improvement
    2. Opportunities to work across multiple product teams helps drive horizontal development and innovation

    Cons

    1. Lack of sharing company vision with bottom of hierarchy


  2. "IBM Empoloyee Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation for most jobs.

    Cons

    Get lost in the large organization and layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Better management of low performing emplooyees


  3. "application developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work life balance.Female friendly.

    Cons

    Not a very good place to start your career as a fresher


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  5. "Services Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great Company with good work-balance flexibility

    Cons

    Too large of an organization tom make your impact visible


  6. "Great Company to start your career with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Great Brand Value
    Leader in emerging technology; lots of learing opportunities

    Cons

    Mammoth organization, cumbersome processes
    Slow career growth


  7. "Digital Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big Company
    Great Training
    Focus on Education

    Cons

    Transition Period
    Territory Changes
    Lots of Red Tape


  8. "Senior Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, work from home, managers are willing to work with you on schedule, great width and depth of skills

    Cons

    not great pay, moving between groups, sometimes feels like a very hierarchical organization


  9. "Staff Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent team of people always willing to help

    Cons

    Constantly restructuring and reorganizing makes you loose focus


  10. "It is a nice company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good talent, large number of opportunities

    Cons

    Management issues, salary is not compatible to market


  11. "Good so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Development Engineer

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

    Pros

    Coworkers and managers at my location are excellent. Solid starting pay for a new grad hire. The work has been challenging and rewarding. Semi-flexible schedule, it's no big deal if I need to leave an hour early for an appointment, etc.

    Cons

    Workload can be inconsistent. At times it is expected/necessary to stay late or come in on the weekend to meet deadlines.



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