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Updated September 19, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1043 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 481 reviews)

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  1. "Not as good as it use to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide range of technology to work on
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Compensation not very competitive
    Company currently lacks clear direction
    Work/Life Balance issues depending on your team


  2. "Managing consultant"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good people in middle level

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and less options

  3. "Large corporation but weak HR"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Large corporation with variety of facilities for employees

    Cons

    weak HR and thus all control with managers and no support for employees at project level


  4. "Leadership has lost their way"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company, good place to get basic skills, future is limited, transformation is not what they say it is

    Cons

    Transformation is not working, limits to advancement, focus on sales and process

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to criticism and learn from mistakes. Repeating past mistakes is not progress.


  5. "About the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, feedbacks are constantly heard and they take it for improvements

    Cons

    No coffee machines, Pantry areas can be stocked with snacks


  6. "Technology is good, but salary is not good."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Technology is good.
    Watson is strong point.

    Cons

    Growth is stopped.
    Salary is not enough.
    Work life balance is bad.


  7. "Good but not a great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Available resource, leader in certain areas.

    Cons

    lots of red tape, nor clear authority

    Advice to Management

    remove levels of management, don't require all work to be signed off by legal in order to get a sale

  8. "Data Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    The best place to learn whatever you want. Company allows you to explore any domain of your interest

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  9. "Marketing"

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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

    Great company to work for in IT space

    Cons

    Need to understand the ecosystem

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing


  10. "pays poorly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance positive, good learning opportunity

    Cons

    poor pay, does not treat tenured people well


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