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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Superb Opportunity for Growth & Contributions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, Team environment, Diversity, New Technology,

    Cons

    Deadlines, Delivery Expectations , federal contracts limitations


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM seems to have a good strategy of cloud and cognitive. IBM is trying to turn the ship and re-invent itself. The people are always what makes IBM special.

    Cons

    Company has been financially engineered for over a decade without real invention and almost missed the cloud wave. IBM cares more about its senior executives than middle management and sellers which they are losing. IBM has lost its hardware and software business but still has a vibrant service business.

    Advice to Management

    Change out the old IBM senior leadership and clear the way for the new IBM leadership and middle management to run the company.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Meh. Disappointed after all these years."

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    Current Employee - Asset Management Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Asset Management Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Depends on your manager and your relationship with him or her as to your career path and success. If you are 50 or over, be watching for the ax to fall. That's just the facts.

    Advice to Management

    Some of us "vets" could be "re-trained" to what IBM is looking for. IBM used to be a good if not great place to work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunity for experience and meeting amazing people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse team with people from all over the world who are strong contributors in their field; Lots of opportunities to get involved;

    Cons

    Pay is not as competitive as it used to be; Outsourcing many of the roles; Work demand is high (often work more than 50-60 hours a week)

    Advice to Management

    Instead of laying off good resources, try to find new opportunities for them so they can continue contributing to IBM. HIre more people to eliminate the high stress and work demand (more than 60 hours is a bit extreme).


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Employees are not valued!"

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    Former Employee - Executive Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Executive Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits if you can make a career out of IBM
    Some really smart and talented people. People pull together to accomplish amazing things in spite of an overall toxic culture.

    Cons

    Horrible Executive Management...no concern for employees. Constantly looking to replace more expensive workers with cheap labor. Continued reduction in salary, benefits year over year.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Ginni Rometty. Treat employees well and customers will benefit and stop leaving.


  6. "Constant job insecurity"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is paid on time

    Cons

    Mass USA layoffs every quarter


  7. "Client Technical Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, work at home, flexibility, growth opportunities, great resources, equal opportunity

    Cons

    benefits keep shrinking or costing more out of pocket, too many layers of management, increasingly frequent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    streamline management, listen to the field

  8. "6 years as an IBMer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, the people I work with, the variety of exposure to new technologies.

    Cons

    Outsourcing of US jobs, forced furloughs, stagnate pay.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "IBM Software Group"

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    Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    IBM is a very empowering company even down to the Sales rep level. They allow you a lot of freedom and opportunity for career advancement and training for a big company. There are an incredible amount of very smart collaborative professionals.

    Cons

    IBM is a political company that is very complicated internally and is overly thick in management layers. I have been at the company for several years and many inept employees seem to avoid layoffs and continue to drag the quality of the company down.

    Advice to Management

    In 2016 I ask a simple question to Senior MGT - If REVENUE growth is our #1 problem (and has been for over 4 yrs) why are you laying off sales reps and keeping non-client facing managers and various "Sales Leader" roles. Also for sales roles - STOP constantly changing territories and accounts so often - the company loses $$$$, upsets customers and employees.


  10. "Life at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Staff Member in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Staff Member in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management
    Lay offs
    Long long Long work hours and weeks for little reward

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees and value them


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