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Updated May 21, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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  1. "VP of IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President of IT in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President of IT in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    great people, great talent, and great opportunity

    Cons

    nothing wrong, except for needing more room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work Landsea team. You are going places.


  2. "IBM Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President IBM Services in Southbury, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President IBM Services in Southbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative technology, global reach, clients insights, focused on a positive impact for the world

    Cons

    resources management, job offshoring, short term financial driven decisions

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer term view on the IT transformation. Focus more on truly driving client experience and satisfaction

  3. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President/Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Vice President/Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In Sales IBM pays well for performance. They do not micromanage employees and allow them to "run their business" on their own as long as productive.

    Cons

    Sales is internally extremely competitive pitting organizations against each other for the same deal. This creates a very impersonal, cut throat atmosphere that makes IBM a joyless place to work. Additionally the time allowed to make numbers is not long so turnover is high. This is not bad but a consideration for anyone looking to join.

    Advice to Management

    Create better guidelines and practices for mid level (VP/Director) Mgmt to allow for better delivery of corp message/practices. IBM senior mgmt is pretty savvy however their vision and enthusiasm is lost at mid level due to politics, job security and lack of ability on how to manage business sales and delivery.


  4. "Incredible company incredible people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has a strong career path for technical people. You can get a mentor who really cares about you and help you to plan your career over the next 10 years.
    IBM really cares about Making it easy for people with diverse backgrounds to work together without discrimination. I’m not going to say that women have it perfect out here, but management makes an active effort to promote women and this creates an atmosphere which is more conducive to collaboration than any I have seen elsewhere. Discrimination against Asians is nonexistent, or at least not significant enough for me to detect.
    People will go out of their way to help you.
    There is a wealth of opportunities to progress at any time. You need to ensure that you are aligned with the company goals rather than just what your manager is asking you to do.

    Cons

    The biggest problem at working at IBM is to take an idea and to have world-class impact. It’s relatively easy to have any impact at the scale off one customer or even one line of business but to create a product that’s going to revolutionize the world is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reservoir of goodwill towards IBM in the world. Use it.


  5. "Charter changes monthly."

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    Former Employee - Sales Vice President
    Former Employee - Sales Vice President
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomous work environment.

    Cons

    Low morale.
    Lacking strategic direction.
    No collaborative culture.


  6. "Vice President, Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources
    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Deep thinking, All-inclusive, Diverse, Caring, Non-invasive, Understanding, Friendly

    Cons

    Cannot think of many, seriously, but with scale one can feel to be on an island someties


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Innovative and Inclusive"

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

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

    Pros

    IBM is an amazing company-- a place where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work and empowered through rich learning opportunities to deliver their very best in service of innovation that matters to the world. The people are brilliant, the culture is inclusive and the opportunity to make a difference is great.

    Cons

    I've thoroughly enjoyed becoming part of IBM. I work with brilliant, agile leaders who are motivated to make a difference in the world. It's a huge company, so it takes skill and commitment to get things done. If you like that, you'll make a difference at IBM.

    Advice to Management

    Persist! You are leading yet another industry transformation-- the most complex yet. Stay the course and continue doing all you can to engage your employees. Together, we will change the world.

    IBM Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – VP, Communications

    What a great review - thanks! And we agree about transforming the industry-- it's why we are taking such a strong position on the State of Texas discriminatory"bathroom bill," as it is frequently... More

  8. "Diversity isn’t a program; diversity is really a culture globally"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Project Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Project Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Commitment to diversity and inclusion is a core of the culture within the company. This is supported at the highest levels of the company and in grass roots efforts with Business Resource Groups. This is in concert with IBM's grounding in a powerful value system of trust, commitment and innovation values that matters for the company and the world.
    Strong conviction and fortitude to reinvent itself as needed to continue to be a leader in the market, era after era.

    Cons

    Because of its long tenure it is not fully appreciated for its ongoing leadership in innovation


  9. "Vice President, WW Alliances and Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is an extremely forward-thinking enterprise, a pioneer in advancing diversity, inclusion, including LBGT+, in its workforce. It is THE GOLD standard in this respect.

    Cons

    Still a bit more work to break glass ceiling and achieve gender equality.


  10. "Long termers clubbing together to protect themselves weighs down the elephant"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Massive customer base
    Great Brand awareness
    Mostly nice people

    Cons

    YToo slow
    Always talking about the past
    Too Arrogant in management levels
    Technology is not making it out of the labs. Look great until you have to POC

    Advice to Management

    Take all the people and ask who actually visits customers and who does not. Take the latter and ask if they build product or not? Then take the latter and ask 80% to leave.
    You will then clean out the bureaucrats.