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Updated June 19, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - N/A in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything was great about this company.

    Cons

    Nothing really to talk about. They did everything right. GO IBM

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No Loyalty"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits, diversity programs

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. Many above average employees are laid off as the company continues to focus on cost reductions in the face of little revenue growth.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "ETL"

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    Former Employee - ETL in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - ETL in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with

    Cons

    No longer customer focused.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people like people. Say what we do do what we say. You say the customer comes first. Start putting the focus back on that.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in West Henrietta, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in West Henrietta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    unlimited paid sick leaves
    relaxed work but tedious jobs

    Cons

    micro management of time
    no bonus or increment over year though you are the best performer

    Advice to Management

    stop micro managing with bunch of time slot fillings


  5. "IBM SDM"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Pittsford, NY
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Pittsford, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, good benefits

    Cons

    heavily reducing workforce in u.s. to send overseas.


  6. "Awsome company with helpful co-workers"

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    Former Intern - Software Quality Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Intern - Software Quality Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    IBM is vast knowledge of ocean, there are great learning and career opportunities within the company if you are willing to learn and take initiatives. Your co-workers will always be willing to help you in a friendly manner. Overall a great company to work for!

    Cons

    As such I did'nt have any negative experiences at IBM


  7. "An unhappy employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    80% of employees work from home. If you happen to be a long-timer, you are likely in a decent pension plan.

    Cons

    Every move in the company seems to be a "lateral move". Raises are becoming a thing of the past. Productivity is beat to death as employees are working longer hours than ever before. Company is process heavy. Employee roles are "silo-ed". Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.

  8. "IBM is a good company to work for."

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    Former Contractor - Computer Systems Management Specialist in Rochester, NY
    Former Contractor - Computer Systems Management Specialist in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were excellent. Very well put together team. Good work/personal life balance. Working from home was great. Good benefits. People may find IBM worth looking into.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of room to diversify, at least from was I was doing. The project management team did not seem as knowledgeable or job savvy as some I have worked with.

    Advice to Management

    IBM tended to let very high production employees go in favor of not so productive ones with I found disturbing.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Company provides personal laptop for all employees which is a plus for working remote"

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    Former Employee - Dispute Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Dispute Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established structural. Good place to work if you have technical degrees or Master or PhD.

    Cons

    Not much growth for low pay finance workers since company is outsourcing to India.


  10. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Technical Operations Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Operations Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always able to move up the ladder, take on new work.

    Cons

    IBM decided to outsource work to India, China and Mexico

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as people


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