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  1. "Excellent Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Sales Training in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The Investment IBM makes in New employees. I came straight out of undergrad and started working at IBM. I was trained for 6 months and paid very very well to learn. Not many companies invest in their employees the way IBM does

    Cons

    Sometimes Slow to move, Hiring managers, HR, and First Line Managers are not always in sync. Very understandable for a company of this size

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing Ginni!

    IBM2017-04-18
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Yikes!"

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    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Met my husband there Found really great friends Night shift was placid

    Cons

    Weak leadership Back biting Hard work, effort, and playing by the rules doesn't help you get promoted or noticed

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talented people on your team and promote them. Don't promote yes-men and brown-nosers. They jeopardize the team's efficiency and make team members who have hard earned experience, talent, and degrees quit.

    IBM2017-11-22
  3. "Some notes from a former contractor"

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      Former Employee - Training Specialist in Baltimore, MD

      I worked at IBM for more than a year

      Pros

      Good variety of projects and locations. Personnel are friendly and professional. Excellent opportunity to work with technical experts. Flexible schedule and remote opportunities are a big plus.

      Cons

      For a supposed leader in tech, far too many inefficient processes. Receiving a badge and a login for key systems took way too long after completing a background check and coming on site. Processes for protocols were not transparent and required asking multiple people. The need to call tech support to change a password is incomprehensible and inexcusable.

      Advice to Management

      Streamline your processes, create business processes that are transparent and clearly communicated, and work with engineers to create non-painful system protocols that give your staff more autonomy. It shouldn't look to your team members like the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing. Most employees want to follow rules; don't set them up with conflicting instructions that force them to decide which ones to break.

      IBM2016-12-15
    • "Field Rep"

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        Former Employee - Training Manager 

        I worked at IBM for more than 9 years

        Pros

        challenging environment with flexibility in working remotely

        Cons

        not enough hours in the day

        Advice to Management

        none

        IBM2016-02-23
      • "Keepin' it real..."

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        Former Employee - Training Coordinator in Boulder, CO
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Got a chance to work with a company who is transitioning to a better future

        Cons

        Overworked, underpaid, and managment/leadership does not care about the contractors not the other IBMers that work underneath then There is a glass ceiling for all races, genders, sexes, etc for EVERYONE to break through as far as advancing your career No time given to take the IBM endorsed course that could give you the skills you need to advance Many people hear your ideas, concerns, or suggestions but do not...

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        Advice to Management

        Pay attention to how you treat the contractors and IBMers or you will continue to have a high retention rate

        IBM2015-10-13
      • Helpful (2)

        "IBM"

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        Current Employee - Training Consultant in Atlanta, GA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Flexible work environment and lot's of opportunity to move around. Lot's of jobs that involve travel. if that is important to you.

        Cons

        No clear vision and the technology is way behind. Everything is a process and it takes forever for anything to get done.

        IBM2015-09-03
      • "Training salaries"

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        Former Employee - Staff Training and Development Manager in San Jose, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        A lot of different opportunities

        Cons

        A lot of work involved. High expectations.

        Advice to Management

        Work life balance

        IBM2015-06-09
      • "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

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        Current Employee - ERP Training Consultant in San Antonio, TX
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Great benefits (health, dental, special needs support, etc.) Great co-workers (for the most part - - there have been a few bad apples) Flexible work schedule (project dependent)

        Cons

        A lot of overhead administrivia (both weekly and yearly) Disappointing bonus structure Yearly merit increases are a joke Management/organizational structure fluctuates too frequently

        Advice to Management

        Please work on better balancing professional yearly expectations and don't hold individuals accountable for factors outside of their control. Allow the review and appraisal process highlight value based on merit. Utilization is a joke when we have project requirements (40-44 hours per week at a minimum), personal/professional training and education requirements (on top of project work), regular manager/department/practice/sector...

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        IBM2014-05-08
      • "Challenging, slow moving and frustrating at times."

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        Current Employee - Senior Training Consultant in Norfolk, VA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        The name IBM still carries a lot of weight and can often help get converstaions with clients started. IBM is an ethical company.

        Cons

        The average work week is 50+ hours. Finding new projects can be difficult with the current IBM tools and changing practice areas is nearly impossible.

        Advice to Management

        Allow employees the opporutunity (and time) to be forward thinking and give the ability to pursue new ideas instead of only talking about being 'innovative' as an abstract concept.

        IBM2013-11-29
      • Helpful (1)

        "IBM then and now"

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        Former Employee - Senior Training Consultant in Baltimore, MD
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        When I hired on with IBM in 1980 it was an excellent company that maintained an excellent working relationship with the employee.

        Cons

        In 2006 when I returned to IBM as a SAP Trianing devloper, it was a completely different company with very little respect for the employee.

        Advice to Management

        Review the older IBM and copy

        IBM2013-11-04
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