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Updated November 13, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1059 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 500 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good life / work balance
    Good management
    Parking was easy

    Cons

    Co-workers could be hard to get along with while working on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Crack the whip


  2. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Lon, NM
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Lon, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food such as rice and curry

    Cons

    Parking spots impossible to find

  3. "Great company with many learning opportunities"

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    Former Intern - Technical Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Technical Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    learning opportunities everywhere
    everyone is willing to help
    room to build network
    self-initiative pays off

    Cons

    typical large corp and you're not always staffed on projects


  4. "Great place to work, excellent opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work from home 2 days a week

    Cons

    Worked late hours, traveled part time.

    Advice to Management

    Make environment more pisitive


  5. "Extreme Blue Software Developer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Extreme Blue Software Developer in Armonk, NY
    Former Intern - Extreme Blue Software Developer in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You work for a team, but they give a lot of freedom to do independent and experimental work, while providing guidance.

    Cons

    You work is not guaranteed to be integrated into the larger product.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the right resources are provided.


  6. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very good place to work which gives it's employees an opportunity to come up with innovative ideas and encourages them by implementing their ideas giving them a confidence to go for further developments. Also provides lots of learning by providing various learning recommendations and resources as well.

    Cons

    Generic cons like other companies.


  7. "Software Development Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Relaxed work place, extremely friendly coworkers and managers

    Cons

    Sometimes job roles seem undefined

  8. "Best company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Trust
    2. Freedom
    3. Technical Growth

    Cons

    1. Pay package
    2. Location dependency


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IBM"

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    Former Employee - Various in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Various in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, opportunities to work on diverse projects

    Cons

    Not sure if pay is industry-competitive

    Advice to Management

    Review salary structure to ensure industry competitiveness


  10. "Senior Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mature, customer focused business. Modern development tools and techniques.

    Cons

    Typical large company issues, sometimes difficult to get necessary resources or direction.


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