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IBM Seattle Reviews

Updated July 2, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1011 reviews)

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

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  1. "Hard working"

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    Current Employee - Physician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Physician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really fun job, never worried unless giving bad news

    Cons

    Called in a lot, especially when asleep

    Advice to Management

    Have a good sleep schedule


  2. "Senior Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great IBM Corporate Service Corps Opportunities

    Cons

    Leadership must be stronger now

    Advice to Management

    Create reasonable revenue expectations

  3. "Great Work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Workday Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Workday Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life balance. Get to work from home

    Cons

    Company is a little slow and too bureaucratic


  4. "IBM Software services delivery manager"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, opportunity for movement all over the world

    Cons

    too big, little face to face interaction in software services division

    Advice to Management

    value you outsourced employees more


  5. "Resting on laurels"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand, smart people, international exposure

    Cons

    Too afraid to disrupt current business model

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what's going on and not just who you always have listened to


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Tons of smart folks but bad middle/higher management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Team Lead in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Team Lead in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible technologies, great rating/reviews system. Lots of opportunity for education.

    Cons

    Your department may not exist for long


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed feelings about IBM"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Friendly environment, coworkers
    * You get to work on cool technologies depending on the project

    Cons

    * IBM eliminated the perk to work from home
    * Medical insurance is not very competitive
    * Lack of motivation to work there long term as the company does not seem to care about its employees
    * It seems that IBM is no longer competitive in many areas

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Love colleagues but not the company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have lots of chances to learn and colleagues are collaborative.

    Cons

    You have rigorous schedule to meet and visions and plans are not shared well.

    Advice to Management

    No hope for upper management.


  9. "Professional Defined"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great salary and support system

    Cons

    Difficult to navigate a company that is SO BIG

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Overall a system that is very conducive to succeeding. Lots of fun and rewarding to be involved in the sale/ support of such difference making products.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable lineage, very bright future outlook.

    Cons

    Sometime difficult to navigate the "process". Once you either get the "process" , or, make friends with someone that does get it, you're golden.


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