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Updated November 23, 2017
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  1. "Information Security Privacy Practice Role"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, The company shows that it has a vested interest in the employee to excel.

    Cons

    Large organization you must seek opportunities to shine.

    Advice to Management

    More face to face interactions.


  2. "Incredible company incredible people"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has a strong career path for technical people. You can get a mentor who really cares about you and help you to plan your career over the next 10 years.
    IBM really cares about Making it easy for people with diverse backgrounds to work together without discrimination. I’m not going to say that women have it perfect out here, but management makes an active effort to promote women and this creates an atmosphere which is more conducive to collaboration than any I have seen elsewhere. Discrimination against Asians is nonexistent, or at least not significant enough for me to detect.
    People will go out of their way to help you.
    There is a wealth of opportunities to progress at any time. You need to ensure that you are aligned with the company goals rather than just what your manager is asking you to do.

    Cons

    The biggest problem at working at IBM is to take an idea and to have world-class impact. It’s relatively easy to have any impact at the scale off one customer or even one line of business but to create a product that’s going to revolutionize the world is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reservoir of goodwill towards IBM in the world. Use it.

  3. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Minds to work alongside.

    Cons

    Can be slow adapting to change, particularly among senior managers' trepidations to risk their long-term standing

    Advice to Management

    Encourage C level to change without fear of excessive reprimand, especially as IBM is touted as an industry engine for change


  4. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    lots of self training opportunities

    Cons

    bonuses are few and far in between


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and nice building.

    Cons

    None so far to say


  6. "Dunno what to put here"

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    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top 5 worldwide for SAP consulting

    Cons

    Known for under paying consultants

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people


  7. "there was a good working enviroment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people that were in my team.

    Cons

    There is no free coffee which is lame.

  8. "Overall good experience"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary. Great people to work with, lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Large company, always restructuring and very siloed so it's hard to keep track of what's going on

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to


  9. "Lots of experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Program Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth career opportunity and experience; smart, talented diverse workforce that enjoys working collaboratively. Flexible work environments and hours.

    Cons

    lots of management focused on business success and with little to no focus on employee success.

    Advice to Management

    When an employee works 50+ hours a week for 25 years always exceeding expectation and you eliminate their position due to changing business direction, have the decency to celebrate their contributions, say "thank you" and wish them the best of luck.


  10. "Amazing work culture to be a part of!"

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    Former Employee - Associate Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Associate Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM provides ample opportunities for the growth of its employees. It also puts in a lot of trust in its employees which I found was really motivating.

    Cons

    Once you’re in the company, it’s difficult to get good salary hikes. Not impossible though!

    Advice to Management

    I was fully satisfied by the management I worked under, so I’d just say keep up the good work!


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