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IBM Seattle Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "Infrastructure Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Project Manager in Maple Valley, WA
    Former Contractor - Technical Project Manager in Maple Valley, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 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.


  2. 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

  3. 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


  4. 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.


  5. "DSR"

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    Former Employee - Dsr in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Dsr in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great People, nice environment ,good managing .

    Cons

    Difficult to find people that need to fix their problem, they very busy .

    Advice to Management

    More ways how to find people that need help.


  6. "Customer Service Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    IBM has a wonderful benefits package.

    Cons

    The internal promotion processes should be on site.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "Service Delivery Manager"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Buckley, WA
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Buckley, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees were excellent to work with.

    Cons

    Odd management structure contributed to the difficulty in getting things done.


  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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