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Updated May 10, 2017
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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 838 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 414 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company with Great Growth Opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great training and promotional opportunities

    Cons

    Fast paced, requires learning and personal development

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and consider outside investment to grow even faster


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bizarre Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of pressure on self-improvement.

    Cons

    You can go from a top-tier manager to a complete idiot in .04 seconds flat.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers.


  3. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global, top of the industry, research-driven

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to navigate; layoffs are common


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  5. "Not what it once was..."

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    Current Employee - Sales Management Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Management Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can work from home (although that is ending for most people).

    Cons

    Corporate management cares only with enriching themselves. Revenue shrinking continually for the past 5 years. Massive layoffs are a regular thing now. Experienced, talented employees are no longer valued and are being replaced with younger, cheaper (and less talented) people at an alarming rate. CEO talks about hiring 25,000 people in the US, but MANY more than that are being laid off. Corporate management is dishonest about the overall state of the company. Morale is terrible. No pay raises for the past 5+ years. No promotion opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Please leave. Stop voting huge pay raises for your fellow board members while the company is tanking. Voting the CEO a $50+ million salary when the company's performance is so poor is an absolute disgrace.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great at one time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues, good health and dental. Fairly professional in general. Up until recently, working from home.

    Cons

    Very toxic from an employment perspective. For the last 15 years it has been a case of Russian roulette with annual resource actions. The last 5 have been particularly bad as the fat has been removed and the staffing is far below minimum. Off shoring has been a continuous churn with unqualified folks replacing knowledgeable resources and leaving IBM shortly after turnover. Unrealistic project deliveries, due to under staffing and unrealistic scope. Expectation to work above and beyond is a daily norm and the knowledge that if you don't you will likely be fired. Resource actions now quarterly and move back to one of 6 centers are driving moral to new lows. "new collar" and H1-b visas continue to drive employees away.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and look at the world. 20 quarters without growth is astounding. Pay attention to what the sales execs are promising customers and ensure requirements that are agreed to are met.


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Software Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that has been around more than 100 years with a focus on innovation, great employee benefits.

    Cons

    Large company, less autonomy, you must conform to a culture.


  8. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied work assignments and opportunities

    Cons

    24/7 work including vacations. Sometimes hard to be heard and make a difference. Experience and skills do not help and are no longer viewed positively.


  9. "IBM - the people are great - Company could care less about them"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Program Director in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing, talented, people. Everything that is great about IBM is becuase of their employees

    Cons

    IBM the corporation does not value their employees. Its a shame but a reality

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees- let them work remote as they have for over 15 years, stop reorging every 3 months


  10. "Sales Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Integrity, Innovative, Fair, Great People, Challenging, Client Focus

    Cons

    Process, Slow, Big, Confusing, Weak first line and mid level managers

    Advice to Management

    Speed, Focus, Fire Politicians


  11. "IBM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was once a great company

    Cons

    Going the way of contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about the individual again.


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