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IBM Specialist Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1011 reviews)

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

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  1. "SAP Email list"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Email Marketing Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Email Marketing Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Advice to Management

    GREAT SERVICE YOUR PROVIDING


  2. "IBM Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist - Applications Developer in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - IT Specialist - Applications Developer in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    IBM has great respect for their employees and takes good care of them. The work is very interesting, challenging, and involves a wide range of clients. The work is never boring.

    Cons

    Schedules are very demanding, generally requiring quite a bit of overtime. Lots of pressure to complete projects on short schedules.

  3. "Best of IBM 2018"

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    Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A trip to the Bahamas with my wife with a celebration of everyone's accomplishments was a great opportunity to reflect on our success.
    First Class all the way!!!!

    Cons

    The weather could have been better!


  4. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Early Stage Specialist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Early Stage Specialist in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Decdicated at expanding their employees knowledge

    Cons

    Resources can a little better


  5. "Managment"

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    Former Employee - Data Specialist Project Lead in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Data Specialist Project Lead in Armonk, NY

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

    Pros

    good place with long term projects

    Cons

    Gives more importance to managers

    Advice to Management

    Give importance to developer not to managers


  6. "Not your Father's IBM"

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    Former Employee - IT Technical Support Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - IT Technical Support Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, professional environment, good career advancement potential.

    Cons

    No longer an "Employee-centric" organization.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your employees and less on the stock price and you'll be a lot better off.


  7. "It’s not what you know, it’s who you know"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Sales Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Sales Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent bonus structure if they give it to you. If you’re in good with upper management the sky is the limit. If they are gone or move on you have to start again. Be aware of this and know your second and third plus line bosses and your journey is fulfilling.

    Cons

    There’s no rhyme or reason to the layoffs. In February of my last year as a technical person I made a 90k bonus responsible for large sales. One month later told my position no longer needed. The funny thing is they would keep continue to hire people for the same role that was going away.

    Everything about IBM is now a who you know up top to shield you. You lose your safety shield and you’re exposed. It’s dumb when you see worldwide experts let go, but those who are just buddy buddy with upper management are kept around when others do their role for them.

    Advice to Management

    My last day my boss did not talk to me on close out. It was really awkward. Some managers are great. Some are terrible. Communication is key and not all do it.

  8. "Senior IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of variety and challenging opportunities.

    Cons

    Travel, demanding, IBM = I'm By Myself

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve morale.


  9. "servicing printers"

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    Former Employee - IT Printer Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Printer Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very Professional training facilities and very good technical support. utilized technical abilities ,

    Cons

    lack of mobility within technical ranks.


  10. "IBM Rocket Center - Abandon All Hope..."

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Specialist in Keyser, WV
    Current Employee - Applications Development Specialist in Keyser, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We recieve a paycheck, that is it.

    Cons

    I don’t know where to begin....

    1) Rocket Center is the epitome of “Glass Ceiling”. If you’re in the CIC, you’re a second class citizen. Period. They will try to tell you otherwise, but it’s painfully clear they don’t expect much from CIC and refuse to care about CIC employees.

     Many benefits (401k, time off, education reimbursement , basically all benefits) are watered down. We get less matching that people who non-development jobs, and we are expect to work 44 hours without overtime pay.

    Meanwhile the people who work “Staffing” jobs, the people with zero technical background, get paid overtime and receive a higher 401k matching.

    This is completely backwards.

    The turnover rate at Rocket Center is insanely high. Seriously never seen anything like this. It’s a complete shitshow and I’m embarrassed to be a part of this.

    Advice to Management

    I don’t know where to begin. There is so much wrong with this place that every day I have to go in, another piece of me slowly dies.