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Updated December 9, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1071 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 510 reviews)

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  1. "Lead Project Manager in foreign country w/ Top Secret Security Clearance to U.S. Army & Panama Canal Commission."

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    Former Contractor - IBM Senior Systems Engineer in Madeira Beach, FL
    Former Contractor - IBM Senior Systems Engineer in Madeira Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to support IBM foreign customers

    Cons

    Gone from home too long - 3 weeks at a time- every month

    Advice to Management

    Ability to adapt to downrated environments and having excellent contacts in US to provide Technical systems support as needed


  2. "Great team"

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    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some really great people
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Contractors are on the way out of IBM’s model
    Furloughs
    Pay reductions

    Advice to Management

    Bring on high performing contractors as employees

  3. "Good to work in ibm"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Everything is good .. good cooperation

    Cons

    Nothing much everything is good


  4. "Find your niche"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company if you can stand-out in a new product or strategic department

    Cons

    You're just a number if you're a generalist or in a low-value business unity


  5. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment to learn and enhance your skills

    Cons

    but not good salary hike


  6. "Adv. S/W Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting salaries; global network; brand recognition.

    Cons

    Upper management is managing the company for personal profit. Age discrimination is rife. Women are discriminated against in STEM occupations in business units (but perhaps not in IBM Research). Inconsistency in allowing remote work. Miserable working conditions in company facilities: dirty, hot or cold, outdated equipment, cheap furnishings, expensive and poor quality water/coffee/food.

    Advice to Management

    Manage for the long-term. Stop firing US engineers and off-shoring their IP.


  7. "School in learning"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, growth, constant changes in technology, new challenges and goals to meet

    Cons

    Not flexible to changes in decisions

    Advice to Management

    Advice, installation and configuration to the management of the companies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "IBM not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Local to where I live

    Cons

    .Not what it used to be

    Advice to Management

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  9. "Good to start your career"

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    Former Employee - System Engineer
    Former Employee - System Engineer

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    as a fresher,good to start ur career

    Cons

    no cons..all is good


  10. "Nice Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Ambience is good
    Working Hours are flexible
    People are good

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to other companies