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Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time, advanced technology

    Cons

    behind on cloud, long product life cycle


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Adventure with the High C's (CEO, CFO, CIO, CISO)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with unmatched researchers and engineers that are solving for problems others haven't anticipated yet. In security specifically I have the highest level of confidence about the primary problem we are addressing and that no other provider can even check more than two of the five boxes needed except IBM and that's because of what they decided to do 12 years ago. Our CEO is leading the the most daunting change of any other leader of any other organization on the planet and it's working...the ship is turning and some people are jumping off, some hiding in the berth but the majority are hands on deck. This is an exciting and challenging time to be an IBM'er.

    Cons

    If you're looking for a place to settle in and not be challenged on a daily basis this would be a bad choice. There's still some complexity with an organization the size of IBM. And some people who protect and hold onto processes or principles of the past on how things 'ought' to be done as if their written in stone convictions, but their either adapting or moving on. Realizing there's a difference between convictions that are unchanging like: honesty, integrity, personal responsibility, etc... and principles like following steps 1,2,3,4,5,6... to closing deals with clients when steps 1,3,5 were sufficient. If you want easy and unchallenging then you should find somewhere else to build a career.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the layers and level of trust. If you hire someone to coach and manage a field team then you have to trust their inputs on numbers and needs. The fewer people between them and you the easier it is to move and win. If it's a matter of fielding all the questions, request for approvals, clarifying expectations, etc... then have a couple people that support you in those areas but not as layers between you and the field...as members of the team supporting the field.


  3. "Account Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    IBM has a motto that everyone learned almost first day.
    Respect for the Individual, Customer Satisfaction. And the Pursuit of Excellence.
    I worked with some of the best people internally and externally and trained constantly on new equipment, safety, driving, and position.

    Cons

    Working 10 straight days on one shift.
    Thats all.

    Advice to Management

    Know employees better in upper management.


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  5. "architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM invests in building or buying the latest technologies and usually becomes the dominant market leader in those areas. Good salary and benefits, good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    long hours, but that is to be expected to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    keep investing for the future and growing, maintain your respect for the individual


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible but Not User Friendly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Director in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Director in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Telecommuting
    Flexible
    Internal Recorded Training Resources
    Lots of mobile tools
    Has finally recognized need for corporate overhaul of vision
    Talented resources

    Cons

    Non-USA staff preferred
    Benefits package is below expectations
    Severance packages are horrible
    Integration teams have little value to incoming staff/companies
    Unusual subcontracting practices (pro and con)
    Very silo'd corporate environment making it hard to take advantage of a large corporation's resources
    Poor execution on new cloud direction
    Behind the ball in cloud business
    Pay range/bonus not good but reflective of business performance

    Advice to Management

    Stability for USA staff would be nice
    Severance plans need improvement
    401k contributions by IBM should not be held to end of the year
    Have more governance across organizations to ensure better ability to navigate corporation
    Let expertise hired in cloud arena do what they are good at
    Stop getting rid of folks with skill sets matching corporate redirection


  7. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    awsome they were the best and best

    Cons

    none this place is so great

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has amazing products, services, and people. I loved working for IBM and regret leaving. A world class organization.

    Cons

    With at big company you tend to be just another number.

    IBM Response

    Apr 14, 2017 – Communications Engagement Professional

    Thank you for your review. We agree that IBM is a great place to work with amazing people, products, and services.


  9. "Web/graphics Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Web Graphics Designer in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Web Graphics Designer in Lake Mary, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of exposure to developing technology.

    Cons

    Jobs are going to India

    Advice to Management

    Make better decisions.


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Devops Intern in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Devops Intern in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, treat employees as people, awesome dev projects.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of.

    IBM Response

    Apr 17, 2017 – Communications Engagement Professional

    Thank you for writing a review. We are happy to hear that your experience has been so positive during your time at IBM.


  11. "Great company to work"

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

    I worked at IBM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities to learn everything about technology.

    Cons

    Too big and multiple siloes.

    IBM Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Program Consultant - IBMer Engagement

    Thank you for your review. We put a premium on helping our employees grow and learn throughout their career.


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