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Updated August 23, 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 880 reviews)

  • Working long hours is pretty typical (in 429 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Offering Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Offering Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Offering Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities + great colleagues

    Cons

    Low job security, especially when you get older (that's the rumor) + High chance you have to relocate to a specific office where they want you to go, not just any IBM office.

    Advice to Management

    The 'move back to the office' policy will likely cause some great colleagues to leave to an employer who offers more flexibility.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Physical Design Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance
    Good Job Security if you are productive employee
    Many opportunities across the company

    Cons

    Big company so it's easy to get lost in sea of employees
    Promotions can take awhile
    Management is hit or miss
    Recent co-location requirement kills flexibility company was known for

    Advice to Management

    Co-location isn't an absolute requirement in all divisions. Our global team is what keeps us afloat.

  3. "Sales Engineer/Solution Architect"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay well and the the solutions are great. The HR group is amazing.

    Cons

    Their marketing efforts needs work.


  4. "Sap basis consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Basis Consultant in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - SAP Basis Consultant in Moline, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and work life balance

    Cons

    Not good salary and carrier growth

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Need more CEs. We have about half our team left and need help!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    IBM could be good again but there have have been so many job cuts globally. A lot of people are out of jobs now and we need more people amd help!

    Cons

    Need more CEs. We have about half our team left. It is very difficult to manage work-life balance when we are each doing the work of 2 employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has great benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Little to no coaching,mentoring, and guidance to have a successful career and learn. Poor career progression.


  7. "Writing on the wall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Historic brand
    Historic pivoter
    Good benefits, attenuating

    Cons

    Greatest weakness disguised internally as a strength: Run by beancounters

    Advice to Management

    Split the company in two; merge with Salesforce; have Benihoff run the Cognitive and Cloud Biz; Buy-in CEO from GE/GM/Oracle/Continental/Etc to run/revitalize legacy biz; Hire COO and have CFO report to COO. Pivot NewCo around GROWTH, OldCo around VALUE.

  8. "Tt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good company goid salary increase

    Cons

    Bad future promotion opportunity in the future

    Advice to Management

    Na management


  9. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting was allowed by the firm for better work life balance. Improved job stability if head kept down and your performance was average or better. People generally nice.

    Cons

    Long hours. Difficult to advance if not highly favored by boss. Political skills important and often valued over technical expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Push back on unreasonable requests that consume employee's finite resources.


  10. "Marketing Full Time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    - Competitive pay
    - Smart People
    - Lots of creative products

    Cons

    - Company in transition
    - Still hierarchal
    -Marketing recently mostly did away with flexible wfh policy


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