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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
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  1. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    awesome place to work for and thrive

    Cons

    lack of transparency and less increments

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary

  2. Keep Learning and Moving to Stay Employed

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    So many opportunities for learning, and working with awesome people.

    Cons

    Continual threat of layoffs created a culture of demoralized employees.

  3. Senior Program Manager

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great IBM Corporate Service Corps Opportunities

    Cons

    Leadership must be stronger now

    Advice to Management

    Create reasonable revenue expectations

  4. Great Work life balance

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great Work Life balance. Get to work from home

    Cons

    Company is a little slow and too bureaucratic

  5. IBM Software services delivery manager

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 4 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

  6. Resting on laurels

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    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

  7. Infrastructure Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Maple Valley, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexibility to work shift as you work virtually Management is great to work with, and everyone is understanding of mistakes

    Cons

    No opportunity for a Contractor to transition to full-time status Not able to participate in all the great educational opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Offer Contractors the ability to become full-time employees so that we may also participate in career and education opportunities.

  8. Helpful (6)

    Tons of smart folks but bad middle/higher management

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

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Your department may not exist for long

  9. Helpful (2)

    Mixed feelings about IBM

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more 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

  10. Helpful (2)

    Love colleagues but not the company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 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.

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