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IBM Sacramento Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1010 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic first year"

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    Current Employee - Administrator Cardiology PACS/RIS in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Administrator Cardiology PACS/RIS in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing in the 21st century and working for the beyond.
    Learning from past mistakes and making an effort to not remove personnel but to get them in areas where they can best help IBM.
    AI and cognitive healthcare is the future and a much needed one, IBM has fast tracked that.
    Multiple opportunities at IBM and it is not the same as 5 years ago.

    Cons

    Some areas is to inform the applicant their short falls, and a note (email or other media), to inform them they are no longer a candidate. This holds true for all companies as it dissuades the individual from pursuing a new position or a transfer within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the people who work there (new and old alike), as they will ultimately be the future of IBM. Unfortunately, you can see other companies feel they don't need to as "they know best", but, the pulse is in the workers.


  2. "good to work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good company to work with

    Cons

    no cons as of now

    Advice to Management

    very good supportive management

  3. Helpful (2)

    "IBM Review"

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    Current Employee - Incident, Problem and Change Transition Team Lead in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Incident, Problem and Change Transition Team Lead in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working from home. Interact with a vast variety of teams all over the world. The management for the team I work for are awesome! They do a great job allowing me to balance my work load and my home life.

    Cons

    The higher level management seem to look at employees as a number not as people. I know it is a companies goal to do well financially but IBM seems focus all their energy on that and very little on the employees that work very hard to help them gain that wealth.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Skip it."

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    When it is a good fit, it's a great fit.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Struggling to implement Agile is an understatement. The Old guard is not embracing new processes quickly enough.

    Advice to Management

    Acquiring talent, using it up, and discarding it is not what you do with people. Stop leveraging the cell phone market as your overall business strategy for human resources.


  5. "Advisory System Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    IBM is a sea of opportunities. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    All opportunities are with managers & it would be real tough to go through the barriers.
    Too much of politics & holdings.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice organization to grow. Supportive teams. Accentuate the positive.

    Cons

    Assignments can be difficult and taxing.


  7. "A good run, but....."

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, decent compensation, innovation-focused

    Cons

    Uncertain vision for the future, lack of mentoring opportunities, lack of face-to-face opportunities with peers

  8. "Generally positive experience"

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home 100%, little to no travel, good pay, good people

    Cons

    IBM makes their quarterly targets by cutting resources, making the job very insecure and causing unnecessary issues in project rework/restart


  9. "If you can get around the "bigness" of IBM, and focus on project and local teams, it is very manageable."

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The positive about the size is that there are resources for just about anything, and there are compatible groups with which to align.

    Cons

    The downside of the size is that there is constant change in management, which sometimes contributes to needing to move on to continue to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate the value of long-term focus into the measurement system; train managers to support IDPs better (more consistently, more frequently than annually), and stop "weathering" recessions and lead the world in generating a 21st century economy that benefits all.


  10. "Opportunity in abundance."

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training is available for every topic you may be interested. Opportunity to expand your skill sets in any career path that may interest you.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a little skewed from time to time, but I have discovered that by mentioning my concerns they are typically resolved or alternatives identified to regain that balance.

    Advice to Management

    A little more advance planning can be useful to the general rank and file, and allow for advance worker planning.


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