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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 916 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 436 reviews)

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  1. "Very nice work culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Delivery Lead and SAP Basis Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Delivery Lead and SAP Basis Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Career Opportunities, Work/Life balance, Senior Management are very good.

    Cons

    Free facilities are little less for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    They were best no advice


  2. "Best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Long term AMS projects
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Do not accept yearly hikes. You might get only 20% or less of the variable pay committed on offer letter

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Advisory Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Open Culture
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Career Growth takes time
    Visibility issue


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons in IBM.Very nice company to work with.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Lead software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Better opportunity of learning new Technology.
    Work Life balance is good.
    Processes are good.

    Cons

    Too much policies & lots of red taps
    No team work.
    Management make people not accountable if you have god father .

    Advice to Management

    Be open and provide similar opportunity to every one


  6. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    A big giant,one can get lost !


  7. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty flexible, work from home facilities, Lots of technologies to learn

    Cons

    sometimes you will not get good projects

  8. Helpful (2)

    "staff software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is very good and a very good work environment

    Cons

    very less pay and no hikes or bonuses. Need to match bay area salaries.

    Advice to Management

    please compare with other companies in bay area.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior IT Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice benefits
    Excellent tools for self learning

    Cons

    Many levels. Bureaucracy. Lot of management overhead

    Advice to Management

    Be nimble


  10. "It is a good learning experience working with IBM"

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    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Applications Database Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Applications Database Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has good client base where gives the job security.

    Cons

    The concept of HR management is not good by having an additional People Manager concept. The employee data is not centralized. There are lot of disconnects.

    Advice to Management

    Please change the People Manager concept and have one manager. Please maintain a centralized database for a employee profile,CF, Visa status and etc.


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