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Updated January 21, 2019
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1080 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 522 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Storage Performance in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Storage Performance in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly company, great technology, amazing co-workers.

    Cons

    Some people take advantage of working from home

    Advice to Management

    Management is great already. Hmm..advice at this time


  2. "Good Experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, relaxed environment,

    Cons

    Not enough for me to do. It seems like I was thrust upon a team unexpectedly. If I had spent more than a summer there, I think they would have trained me to do more work and utilized me better. Really not their fault

  3. "Great Services corporation to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledge base and people, continuous innovation

    Cons

    sometime could be bureaucratic


  4. Helpful (2)

    "IBM"

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    Current Employee - MVS Systems Programmer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - MVS Systems Programmer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can work from home in some instances.

    Cons

    You never know if the ax is going to fall.


  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package was great. Loved the work I did.

    Cons

    Co-workers seemed distant, so I never really felt at home at this particular company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Digital Life Sciene Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Life Sciene Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of Freedom and work-life balance

    Cons

    Can be disorganized but you must be a self driven person


  7. "Lots of opportunity, tough to adjust after acquisition though"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with great people prior to the acquisition. Had the time of my life

    Cons

    The org structure and business changed drastically over the course of a couple years and people started leaving. Eventually half of our employees were laid off anyway. I think things expanded a bit too quickly after the acquisition

  8. "Work at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recommended. Great place to start a career. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Management is somewhat deaf to suggestions

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people working for you. Their aspiration is to drive success.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits and Flexibility - RAs Looming"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Sales Specialist in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Solutions Sales Specialist in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Work From Home, Vacation Time, Smart People, Great Training

    Cons

    Never feel fully secure in your role as IBM is either selling off parts of the business or sending down resource actions multiple times per year.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the different BUs to function more independently instead of making major decisions for brands you're not directly responsible for. Set a vision and stick to it. Don't move the goal posts every 6 months.


  10. "Content Designer / Technical Writer"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Armonk, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience working in an agile environment

    Cons

    Some of the articles are old school


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