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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. "DSR"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  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. "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.


  7. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. 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


  9. 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.


  10. "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.


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