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Updated April 9, 2017
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  1. "Education & Training"

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    Former Contractor - Retired in Essex, VT
    Former Contractor - Retired in Essex, VT
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated people. Very professional. My last year was 2008, this site doesn't allow that choice.

    Cons

    Management driven by quarterly results. Layoffs tend to red-line whole departments. Makes risk-taking as an employee to go after any non-production job very dangerous even though some of those jobs have potential to find high ROI changes.

    Advice to Management

    Trust employee, get off annual bottom line focus and focus on long term growth. IBM has lost major wins by selling off winners (Microsoft)


  2. "IBM is destroyed"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few good people left.

    Cons

    Useless management, hardly anyone left that actually can do anything. No direction, all fake projects and marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house on the entire 8 levels of management.


  3. "IBM review"

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    Current Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Essex Junction, VT
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Essex Junction, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work from home policy. Good life work balance. Great benefits package and long term disability policy.

    Cons

    Slow salary growth. Sometimes very strange policies come down from way up that make no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Give more control and trust to lower level management to do the right thing.


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  5. "manufacturer"

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    Former Employee - Production in Essex, VT
    Former Employee - Production in Essex, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They offer you good pay.

    Cons

    The shifts are twelve hours long.


  6. "Not so great anymore"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Burlington, VT

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. the work in the microelectronics division is still very interesting even though they are only running older technologies on 200mm wafers

    Cons

    IBM no longer cared about the semiconductor manufacturing part of the business and transferred them to GlobalFoundries. Prior ro that there was little investment in the fab and in the employees

    Advice to Management

    Provide more direction to the employees and be more transparent with the health of the company. The employees are treated very well but sometimes need a bit more management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience, questionable whether or not I'd return"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a software developer intern, having just completed my Junior year of college studying Comp Sci and Math, I was making $24 an hour. That is very good pay for an intern. The people I worked with very much older than I, and had an absolute ton of knowledge that they took pride in teaching me. IBM also provided a nice bonus of $1000 for me to "move" up to Burlington VT where I was working, which was funny because I attend the University of Vermont and didn't actually have to move anywhere. IBM is also great since once you are in you can choose several career paths within the company to pursue.

    Cons

    Lots of the employees are older, and will be retiring in the next 5-10 years, which I would be sad to see my friends go. Moral isn't terribly high. Employees suffered through massive lay-offs during the recession and IBM has been trying its hardest to keep its current employees by cutting benefits and being as cheap as they can in many facets of the business.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT

    Pros

    Great place to work. High pay for interns, easy going yet challenging bosses. #1 -- the best.

    Cons

    none that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Gone To Hell"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Essex, VT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Essex, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good managers and challenging work.

    Cons

    Some really awful managers and project leaders. No respect for internal survey privacy, promotion of morons and jerks to project leader. Constant layoffs and lousy raises.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees.


  10. "Not the best- Worked in Test"

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    Former Employee - RVSI Test in Essex, VT
    Former Employee - RVSI Test in Essex, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was ok for the easiness of the work I guess. Laid back environment.

    Cons

    For 3 years you remain a supplemental when working in test. This is basically a title to keep from paying you a fair amount and giving you decent benefits. After the 3 years you either get 'converted' or let go. The main problem with this is that if you are a supplemental you can't apply within the company.


  11. "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Fab Process Engineer in Essex Junction, VT
    Former Employee - Fab Process Engineer in Essex Junction, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I thought the work life balance was good. You were able to go home at the end of the day and were not called after hours or on weekends very often. Most of the time the job seemed balanced, enough to do but not too over whelmed. I thought management help keep you balanced if you got too much on your plate. Enjoyable people.

    Cons

    You will find cons any where you work. If I had to pick one sometimes you had to find root cause on things that almost felt impossible, but you can do your best and if you came prepared I thought management was pretty understanding. I can also remember people being unsure if they would have a job from lay offs but this may be over with now.


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