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IBM San Jose Reviews

Updated October 28, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1061 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 505 reviews)

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  1. "Computer Scientist"

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    Former Contractor - Lead Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Lead Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Work, Technology & Colleagues

    Cons

    None that I could think of!

    Advice to Management

    Think out of the box more!


  2. "Intern at Almaden"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good location, well-known engineers, nice work

    Cons

    None, everything there was fine except commute

  3. "Good place for research"

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    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Research oriented company, good for publishing papers and patent

    Cons

    a bit under paid, still changing its scope to AI


  4. "Not great but good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefit, work life balance.
    located in the south the middle of no where (go against traffic)

    Cons

    many level of managements,
    pay not as competitive as other giant techs

    Advice to Management

    na


  5. "IBM rveiew"

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    Current Employee - Cognitive Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Cognitive Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Watson is great to work in

    Cons

    Personal Growth is relatively harder


  6. "Research Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in New Almaden, CA
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in New Almaden, CA

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Environment, people, team, instruments and labs

    Cons

    Location (Almaden, California you need a car to get there)


  7. "Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy to do what I like

    Cons

    Hard work - the hours ar long

  8. "IBM Research"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Left alone to do your job. No micromanaging.

    Cons

    Bad pay, no advancement opportunities, raises are very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Company as a whole needs to treat employees better.


  9. "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    skilled colleagues, mostly collaborative environment

    Cons

    financial pressures led to challenging environments and leadership


  10. "Amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, locations, inclusion, cafeteria food

    Cons

    I have. Of found any cons

    Advice to Management

    I believe management is doing a great Job


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