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IBM Staff Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
200 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong base Mac Pro Top notch parental leave Supportive coworkers Internal mobility Strong push for new skills combined with a platform to actually learn Get to work with people from all over the world, sometimes daily Flexible work/life, WFH when needed

    Cons

    Medical & Dental are not good Rumored yearly raises are rare (get in high!) Profit sharing not much these days

    Advice to Management

    Fight for raises and promotions for your teams, and better bonuses/incentives.

    IBM2018-08-28
  2. "Great company but ..."

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      Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer 

      I have been working at IBM full-time

      Pros

      Great flexibility, good management

      Cons

      Moving away from work from home option and feel unstable with constant layoffs.

      IBM2019-07-05
    • "IBM Research is great"

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      Current Employee - Research Staff Member in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Cutting edge research with a lot of freedom Smart and talented colleagues Great work-life balance

      Cons

      Large company bureaucracy Regular strategy changes

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

      IBM2019-05-30
    • "IBM research"

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      Current Employee - Research Staff Member 

      I have been working at IBM full-time

      Pros

      good place for doing research. nice people/

      Cons

      not in cutting edge in AI area

      IBM2019-03-25
    • Helpful (1)

      "ageists"

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      Former Employee - Senior Technical Staff Member in Raleigh, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at IBM full-time

      Pros

      benefits were not terrible, some interesting software development projects

      Cons

      managers are pretty much all horrible, mostly awful software development projects

      Advice to Management

      management does not take advice

      IBM2019-04-10
    • "Vast potential, sometimes weak follow-up"

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      Former Employee - Research Staff Member in Yorktown Heights, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Lots of very talented people.

      Cons

      Too much "breathing our marketing exhaust"; not enough accountability for mediocre performance, for both management and workers.

      Advice to Management

      Make sure products and services meet, no, exceed, marketing statements.

      IBM2019-02-19
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      "Smart folks are leaving"

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      Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Yorktown Heights, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good work life balance and flexible management.

      Cons

      Bad career growth and lack of vision in senior management,

      Advice to Management

      Resign. Make way for more qualified candidates.

      IBM2019-02-21
    • "Old Company Trying to be Young"

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      Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good work life balance in most teams. IBM is trying hard to innovate in cloud, so there are many good projects to work on in that area.

      Cons

      Non-transparent management team. There is a clear sense of the old hierarchy system in work. Many information do not get pass down and employees don't get much of a say in important decisions.

      Advice to Management

      Be a lot more transparent.

      IBM2019-02-08
    • "It's an ok company to work for. Salary is not very competitive but they are very flexible."

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      Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Very Flexible Hours, good work/life balance

      Cons

      Salary is not very competitive and health insurance it's just ok. Only on network providers.

      IBM2019-02-01
    • Helpful (2)

      "beware"

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      Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      salary and benefits good at first

      Cons

      beware when you turn 45-50

      IBM2019-01-25
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