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Updated August 21, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 880 reviews)

  • Working long hours is pretty typical (in 429 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Some of the most advanced and best technology in the industry. Deep client relationship strength

    Cons

    Continual focus on margin hurts innovation and investment


  2. "Information Security Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule, management support, ability to work from anywhere when needed, travel, trainings to diversify skill set and/or expand knowledge in current position.

    Cons

    I do not have many cons at this time. The position can be stressful, like any position. With IBM being so large, it can be hard to identify the correct owner to work/issues/escalations/etc

    Advice to Management

    None at this time

  3. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM part-time

    Pros

    There are always new and interesting projects that we are working on. The people are great to work with, and everyone is willing to help out.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work load is a little slow


  4. "Review for the company, IBM"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great company
    Wonderful environment
    Very friendly

    Cons

    I have no bad comments

    Advice to Management

    I have no comments right now


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Solid Company, but losing emphasis on employees and retaining talent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Financial Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Lead Financial Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK Salary, Good Benefits, Professional Environment, Above average peers, Work from home friendly, Work schedules can flex somewhat to accommodate personal needs.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, no employee incentives, poor bonuses, dropping morale

    Advice to Management

    Bring back employee incentives (even the small ones!) and the ability for managers to reward above average performance. Pay more attention to workload and employee morale. Talented people are leaving for companies who value this more than the bottom line. Workforce reduction is not the only solution to financial pressures.


  6. "work environment and career growth"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities for lateral movement to pick up new skills and contribute in the area of interest .

    Cons

    Legacy tool usage persists in some areas and may need to be updated or replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Make use of the available talents and motivate them to work in area of interest and strength.


  7. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great crowd with many young, enthusiastic, people. Management will always make time for your request and concerns which makes you feel valuable.

    Cons

    Busy around quarter close, and then can be extremely slow between then. This job can sometimes be daunting.

  8. "manager"

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    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

    I had a very good time in IBM

    Cons

    take a long time to get the reimbursement


  9. "More of a typical old-school corporate atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney
    Current Employee - Attorney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Many roles include remote work options (although this is changing). Emerging products and technology are interesting.

    Cons

    Lower compensation packages compared to IT competitors. Challenging market environment has increased stress throughout the organization. Mother of all corporate bureaucracy schemes. Often need to move out to move up.


  10. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Littleton, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Littleton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    inspiring company that promotes growth

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say

    Advice to Management

    continue the good job


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