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IBM Reviews

Updated December 16, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1071 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 510 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent experience and outstanding people!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical, professional, and leadership opportunities with amazing resources and a start up mentality!

    Cons

    Big company lots of products


  2. "Love this company"

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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

    Pros

    strong team, leadership and communication

    Cons

    work alone often and at home

    Advice to Management

    bigger bonuses would be nice

  3. "Great benefits and culture"

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    Former Employee - Social Lead and Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Social Lead and Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned more than any other company and had the ability to work on a global team delivering high value projects

    Cons

    Was overwhelming at first to understand how to navigate but management usually found ways to open doors when necessary!


  4. "Sales Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible/Remote working, good pay, visibility to some of the best sales executives in high-tech.

    Cons

    You need to actively work to keep your skills current and competitive; it is easy to become stagnant at IBM.


  5. "Great team but difficult market there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good team at the company was fun

    Cons

    Bad market / customers took forever to do anything.


  6. "IBM is trying..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    IBM is trying to do the right thing to recover, so people with ideas & energy can do well

    Cons

    Dev-driven planning and culture, many internal systems are archaic


  7. "Test Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture, Career progression, Great work opportunity

    Cons

    Less compensation, Less exposure to International assignments for fresh graduates

  8. "Office Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, no time restrictions.

    Cons

    Less salary for beginners or freshers.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with great people, everyone was friendly and very helpful

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  10. "Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent employees who work well together.

    Cons

    Poor upper management who is not in touch with work in the trenches nor what is really needed by our revenue paying customers