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Updated July 27, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 870 reviews)

  • Long hours required during peak work periods (in 426 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Global Sourcing Strategist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Sourcing Organization, experienced management

    Cons

    Consolidating from remote employment to a limited number of solution centers. Work/Life Balance trending downward.

    Advice to Management

    Do better job of rewarding outcomes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IBM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to excel in your role or completely change career.

    Cons

    Moving away from work from home model.
    401k match is only added at year-end

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with some of the best people around. I feel challenged and encouraged on a regular basis.

    Cons

    The company is huge. This means you can have several divisions essentially doing the same thing without knowing about each other.

    Advice to Management

    Management in my division is transparent and hard working. I'm really happy to be working for you.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "New 2 Blue"

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    Current Employee - Cognitive Process Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cognitive Process Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM doesn't skimp on investment in its organizational structure and does a great job on boarding new employees. There is plenty of good information online for getting started and IBM.

    Cons

    None yet so far It's good place to start hopefully I will find that I have a long career ahead

    IBM Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – VP, Communications

    We're so glad that you took the time to write this review and more importantly that you chose to come to IBM! We wish you every success in your IBM career.


  5. "IBM"

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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

    Lot of opportunities, can switch job profile/technology without having to switch the company.

    Cons

    It can be easier to get lost in the crowd.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "So far so good!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Solutions Professional
    Current Employee - Client Solutions Professional
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A really smart bunch of people doing a really good job of balancing new innovation with the stability and reliability of their solutions.

    Cons

    Sooo BIG... sometimes people get lost in the beauracratic shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    THINK. Look before you leap. Fix the problems when they occur - don't throw the baby out with the bath water.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Innovative and Inclusive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is an amazing company-- a place where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work and empowered through rich learning opportunities to deliver their very best in service of innovation that matters to the world. The people are brilliant, the culture is inclusive and the opportunity to make a difference is great.

    Cons

    I've thoroughly enjoyed becoming part of IBM. I work with brilliant, agile leaders who are motivated to make a difference in the world. It's a huge company, so it takes skill and commitment to get things done. If you like that, you'll make a difference at IBM.

    Advice to Management

    Persist! You are leading yet another industry transformation-- the most complex yet. Stay the course and continue doing all you can to engage your employees. Together, we will change the world.

    IBM Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – VP, Communications

    What a great review - thanks! And we agree about transforming the industry-- it's why we are taking such a strong position on the State of Texas discriminatory"bathroom bill," as it is frequently... More

  8. "Work as Project Manager"

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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

    Many of Challenging possion and good place to get skill

    Cons

    Long work time, high pressure, high quality work is required.


  9. "Yes, IBM is still a great company"

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

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

    Pros

    IBM has great benefits, creative people, and many opportunities to learn about hot tech topics. Jobs options are broad, including engineering, sales, marketing, management, and more!

    Cons

    IBM has been rolling back their options to work from home offices and opting to require many groups to move near a major IBM office.

    Advice to Management

    Many groups found ways to work and collaborate well from remote locations. Learn from those groups and share that with other groups -- rather than uprooting your employees.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great learning experience, but slow career progression/salary compensation growth."

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    Current Employee - Logic Design Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Logic Design Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and flexible work environment. Number of vacation days is a plus. Working on cutting edge technology. Lots of opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    My biggest complaint is they're pretty stingy giving out raises/bonuses unless you happen to be an executive. Don't see how they can reward themselves with raises when the company has had declining revenue 20+ quarters. Plus layoffs don't really give me confidence in job security.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive about recognizing good, local talent and reward them.


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