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IBM Systems Engineer 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. "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.


  2. "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 Miserable working conditions in company facilities: dirty, hot or cold, outdated equipment, cheap furnishings, expensive and poor quality water/coffee/food.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.

  3. 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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  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "ibm review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams, lots of online training and vacation

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Lots of legacy stuff to support

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Product and setting up systems


  7. "Overall positive"

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

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

    Pros

    Talented, Experienced Teams to work with.

    Cons

    Large has its benefits with a large portfolio, but it’s sometimes competes with itself.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Oasis of Sanity"

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    Current Employee - Linux Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you find the right team, there's fantastic management, wonderful working conditions, great pay and cool problems to work on. I love my job.

    Cons

    The direction from the company's executives ranges from nonsensical to flat-out counterproductive.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on achieving your vision or competing with Amazon. Focus on the customers. Look at your most effective business units and try to emulate their practices in the rest of the company.


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer
    Former Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work from home 5 days a week, no micro managing.

    Cons

    contract ended. No cons really except I would of preferred that I was hired as a permanent employee


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Armonk, NY

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

    Pros

    good work culture in ibm

    Cons

    no hike for a longer period