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Updated August 16, 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)

    "Software Developer (QA)"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good health benefits. The pension plan is good with 4% matching. The hours are quite flexible for coming into the office and going home. Working from home is flexible as well, depending on your manager.

    Cons

    Company as a whole cuts a lot of corners and doesn't really care about their employee satisfaction. Somewhat stagnant in terms of promotions and raises

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if the employees were treated more than just a bunch of numbers


  2. "Campaign Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Engaging work and amazing people

    Cons

    Not everyone works in same place

    Advice to Management

    TBD

  3. "Good place for research"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY

    Pros

    Research-oriented job, good mentoring for interns

    Cons

    Almost zero opportunity to join as a full-time after intern


  4. Helpful (2)

    "The IBM ship is too big to turn - wait another 5 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unbelievable healthcare solutions, great innovation, and phenomenal education available. You also have an average of 18 months between jobs which is always a plus.

    Cons

    Still too many employees and brands to navigate - risk of being layed off for financial reasons is always possible, even with strong performance


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Frantic, Unrelenting Chaos"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had amazing colleagues, and the extreme good fortune to also have excellent 1st- and 2nd-line managers who made the end bearable when the marketing "co-location" initiative pretty much forced our entire team out of IBM.

    Separation package for those who chose not to relocate included helpful benefits such as career coaching and retraining assistance reimbursement.

    Cons

    The title says it all. I feel like I just got out of a bad relationship where I lost all perspective of how reasonable people live. I could probably use some therapy.

    Advice to Management

    There's nothing new I can offer. Good luck to you.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Is big too big?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, lots of opportunities!

    Cons

    Hard to navigate in such a big company

    IBM Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – VP, Communications

    Thanks for taking the time to write and provide a positive five star review. Indeed we agree that there are lots of opportunities inside the company. We're hoping that the new Career Conversations... More


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Digital Sales in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are an important part of how you view job satisfaction, and I can say I work with some of the nicest people around.

    Laid back work environment. Great people and culture. Great benefits. Encourages innovation. An extensive amount of education and training available.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape. Sales training can be challenging to juggle with work load. Really nothing compared to other work environments.

  8. "Senior Product Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Forefront of the newest technologies
    Easy to move horizontally
    Great tools for Working
    Remote Possible

    Cons

    Below Average Compensation
    Bad Community
    Business units are functioning like silos


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, great learning experience for recent college graduates, innovative solutions, opportunity for growth if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Recent transformation is affecting career growth in same location, low morale due to lack of executive communication, excess and random downsizing has created low morale and fear of losing job, reactive vs. proactive management creates undo stress

    Advice to Management

    Unclear or lack of communication creates uncertainty; uncertainty creates rumors; rumors creates low morale; low morale makes good people leave


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Application Developer"

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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

    The work flow is relaxed.

    Cons

    Growth in the company is very limited


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