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IBM Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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  1. "Technology Focused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    have to be extremely flexible


  2. "Interesting Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    IBM is a great place to learn new things. There are many new challenges and lots of online courses, reading materials and webinars available to employees.

    Cons

    Down sizing has meant the loss of critical expertise and has put extra workload onto the ones that remain

  3. "Yikes!"

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    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met my husband there
    Found really great friends
    Night shift was placid

    Cons

    Weak leadership
    Back biting
    Hard work, effort, and playing by the rules doesn't help you get promoted or noticed

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talented people on your team and promote them. Don't promote yes-men and brown-nosers. They jeopardize the team's efficiency and make team members who have hard earned experience, talent, and degrees quit.


  4. "Work experience in IBM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment , good company policy, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Everything is in the hand of manager. Very less increment.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Relentless"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very driven culture
    talented workforce
    committed to transformation

    Cons

    big company miscommunications
    process gets in the way of product

    Advice to Management

    manage to the future not the quarter


  6. "Was a great company to work for. will see how it changes"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of internal opportunity to move around.

    Cons

    current management by $$. Too many swings back and forth


  7. "IBM in a nutshell"

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    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic Company. Good for Professional Development. Flexible Schedules.

    Cons

    Compensation is bellow the industry average. Options to work from Home is being reduced. Career progression is slow.

    Advice to Management

    More engagement with employees. More transparency.

  8. "Sr. Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership development company if you are in the right group. Corporate roles are a premium experience but people get it after putting some years in the business units.

    Cons

    Some lack of flexibility in carving one's development path. Cross functional leadership is still rare with more silo approach which inhibits a broader exposure.

    Advice to Management

    Manage the structural divide within the old-style and new-style workforce better. Provide right incentives and framework for risk-taking to stretch growth.


  9. "Software Developer - GBS"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Monroe, LA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Monroe, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands on learning experience. Well established materials plenty of resources to ask for help.

    Cons

    GBS division is the consulting division of IBM and thus salaries are non competitive even for non-entry level work. Work life balance is strongly skewed towards work. Frequently on calls on weekends.


  10. "Great Place to Work!"

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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

    Proven leader and continues to innovate. Family friendly. Flexible working hours which is critical for the real world of two working parents.

    Cons

    The size of the company can be both a strength and a weakness. Sometimes there are too many cooks in the kitchen and it takes longer than it should to act.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees and making adjustments where needed. The latest increase in Parental Leave is a great example of IBM focusing on their employees!


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