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IBM Software Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2019

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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1,556 Ratings
  1. "Great place and flexible"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work locations, work from home, etc

    Cons

    slow moving company. needs to adapt to newer culture and get a new breed of top management.

    IBM2019-09-13
  2. "Great company to work with."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Tons of work and opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometime may need work off hours

    IBM2019-09-15
  3. "Good experience overall"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Essex, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM for less than a year

    Pros

    good working environment. nice colleagues.

    Cons

    i dont have any to speak of.

    IBM2019-09-13
  4. "It’s great for starters"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay for starters there

    Cons

    Little room for growth there

    IBM2019-09-13
  5. "Great Company with Great Benefits, but Management may Vary"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay for a large company, excellent benefits (I take tons of medication and pay 0 out of pocket), lots of vacation time, flexible hours

    Cons

    It's a huge company so you may run into less-than-savory managers at some point

    Advice to Management

    Depends on the manager :) Try not to micromanage is the best advice I can give there

    IBM2019-09-10
  6. "IBM Intern Review"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance Good learning culture

    Cons

    Compensation not as high as top companies

    IBM2019-09-10
  7. "Good if you're looking for work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    - Work life balance. - Decent benefits.

    Cons

    - It's hard to get a raise. For me in the last three years as an IBMers, I have worked on many projects inside the company other than my main full time project, traveled to speak in few conferences and switched teams and I was unable to get more than %2 increase.

    IBM2019-09-09
  8. "Worked as part of the Websheets team in the Planning Analytics section of IBM"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Littleton, MA

    I worked at IBM for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly team members, flexible working hours, monthly team events.

    Cons

    Size of team, deadline pressure.

    IBM2019-09-04
  9. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer 

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life-balance with the ability to work from home

    Cons

    The structure does not encourage promotions.

    IBM2019-09-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's what you make of it"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tools and methods are modernizing rapidly, pay is getting better, respectful and helpful culture, wealth of resources to tap into for learning and mentorship, long hours are not mandatory to get by but can only help you

    Cons

    No stock for non-execs, execs are a little out of touch, product managers cannot make up their minds and stick to something most of the time. When they do, it can be wildly successful because of IBM's resources and people. But too often, it is too little too late.

    IBM2019-08-30
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