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IBM Reviews

Updated December 14, 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. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very stable positions and a ton of things learning

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy
    The restructuring process are some times waste of time, and confusing some times


  2. "Executive Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Excellent People and Diverse Skills

    Cons

    Lack of career growth, Too much Bureaucracy, Slow to respond to market needs

  3. "Working @IBM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have the time to investigate, IBM will give so much information about Technology

    Cons

    IBM doesn't have a clear career path.


  4. "Good Leadership Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Worked over 13 years as a consultant and full-time. Its a great company with good opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Pay grades could be better.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Up to 5% 401k match. Plus they give 1% even if you don't put in anything. So, if you put in 5% you'll get a 6% match.

    Cons

    Integration of companies they've acquired is non-existent. They sent out a few welcome to the family emails that discussed on boarding and had a few webinars and that was about it. Very painful trying to get the systems integrated.

    Based on what I hear from long term employees I think they were previously a better company then they seem to be now. They let older, seasoned (expensive) employees go and bring in young cheaper ones.


  6. "Consultant for clients"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible
    Client facing
    Chances to be remote
    Chances to travel

    Cons

    Its hard to navigate the structure of IBM and it can be very political in the sense of who you get to work with


  7. "Oracle Sr ERP"

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    Former Employee - Senior ERP Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior ERP Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent and resourceful company to work for

    Cons

    Didn't find any, had great team to work with

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Full consulting experience - cross-industry, travel, visible client interaction"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Multiple new discipline learning opportunities in trendy tech
    - Workstation choices
    - Travel policies
    - Career advisement

    Cons

    - Minimal bonus opportunities
    - Not every location has a strong communicating home base


  9. "It's fine"

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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

    It has a diverse workforce that works on multiple fields

    Cons

    It's too complex and not very agile


  10. Helpful (1)

    "like going back in business time"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seemingly reliable organization, stable employment, relatively non-dramatic

    Cons

    Hierarchical 60s style management and organizational structure, not very truly team orientated culture