IBM Employee Reviews in United States

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Awesome place to work and learn as much as you want to learn
Wafer Fabrication Operator- Quality Control (Former Employee) –  Poughkeepsie, NY & RTPMay 29, 2016
Typical Day Log in to work area gather necessary supplies for the days work, and go to it at your own pace. You are always learning each and every day.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
Outsoursing
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Good company that is trying to reinvent itself
Senior Instructional Designer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 28, 2016
IBM has experience 16 quarters of declining growth, and is currently in the midst of massive resource actions. I fear that my job will soon be one of the ones that is outsourced or no longer needed.
Pros
Work from home
Cons
Work from home is difficult for some persons (especially visual learners)
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Absolutely ZERO Job Stability
IT Customer Service Support (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COMay 27, 2016
The saying goes that "anyone can take your job," but IBM is the living embodiment of this phrase. There is no job stability. Managers praise you one day while lying behind your back. This is not just my situation, but for the other hundreds of employees working there opinion.
Pros
Cafeteria is decent. That's it.
Cons
No job stability, Managers are lazy and lie to their employees, You are a "number" at IBM and not a person.
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Humanity, respect and work-life balance
Project Manger, Operation Program Manager (Former Employee) –  IBMMay 27, 2016
There is no need to punch the time sheet every day as long as you can finish you job within time. I have learned to be cooperated with others, to find what others' need and how to plan and combine a team's strength to reach the target.

The management team will tailor a career path the employees want and create the necessary chance for employees to move to that direction.

It's a giant company, one you get in, you will alway finds a position to switch if you don't like your current job.
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Great work/life balance / Opportunity to make money
Account Development Executive / Consultant (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIMay 27, 2016
Great people to work with and they are highly skilled. Workplace (home, office, client) and flex time makes IBM one of the best companies for work / life balance.
Pros
Work / Life Balance / 401KN / Innovation
Cons
Health Care premiums are expensive
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Good place if you want to work on a variety things. But the CICs are low cost centers and therefore pay is low, but work hrs and restictions are high
Application Development Specialist (Current Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAMay 26, 2016
Good place if you need a job and are not sure what you want to do, or don't mind doing any kind of work (testing, QA, or otherwise). If you want to do something specific, like Java development, this is not the place to work. You are required to work at whatever assignments are available. This makes it difficult to build up experience in any technical area.
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OK place to work.
Mainframe Network Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXMay 26, 2016
Here we go again. Indeed needs a sanity check for this stuff. Indeed needs to create an escape to eliminate this nonsense. There is NO need for all of this typing other than a phishing expedition on companies. Indeed has no morals for doing this to us. I now seriously question this site (Indeed). I would not RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE!
Pros
OK
Cons
None
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International company- great people
Solution Executive- Financial Services (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 26, 2016
Legendary brand, trust among clients and products + services that are not pretty but just work. Strong work ethic and mature smart people.

The company is going through a major transformation which will decide its fate in the next decade.
Pros
International presence allows you to build a career and travel
Cons
Slow upward progression and tremendous velocity of change at the moment
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Great place to work.
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Poughkeepsie, NYMay 26, 2016
Learned all kind of help full skills while employed. There are so many different jobs there that are exciting, Great place to work.
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working for big blue was the best.
Technician (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILMay 25, 2016
working for IBM was a great experience. Learning to solve complex problems on a "help desk" helps you in everything you do in life. To help customers in other parts of the world and here at home.
Pros
working for IBM was wonderful
Cons
none
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Productive funplace
Senior Application Developer (Current Employee) –  Woodland Hills, CAMay 25, 2016
It's nice working experience but middle management can be improved. Flexible timing and nice work culture. No strict timing or swipe in. Encourage to grow with various training program.
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Great learning opportunities, no longevity for employment.
Account Integration Architect (Current Employee) –  RemoteMay 25, 2016
With IBM's changes to their strategies most all jobs in the strategic server outsourcing area are being off-shored. Great learning opportunities, no longevity for employment.
Pros
Great people to work with
Cons
Everyone is being off-shored
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Not a bad job for no experience or college
Factory Automation Technician (Former Employee) –  Johnstown, NYMay 24, 2016
Walmart is a pretty good job for those without any experience or college. The pay is decent but the benefits are poor. Some of the shifts are good and they pretty much have a shift for any life challenge. Management is friendly for the most part.
Pros
pay
Cons
benefits
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Great global company with vast amount of opportunities
Digital web strategist (Current Employee) –  Southbury, CTMay 24, 2016
IBM is great global company that allowed you to connect and collaborate with employees worldwide. There was an abundance of opportunities for one to advance in their chosen career field. One of the greatest advantages working with IBM was the access to work remotely, allowing employees to work at their leisure across the globe. Although it was my first professional job, but it is by far the greatest experience I took part in.
Pros
Benefits, work remotely, flexibility
Cons
no face to face contact with other employees
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Great potential to move around in company and advance
Desk-Side Support Technical Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCMay 24, 2016
Diversified product set allowed you to move around within company, and to different sites, and advance while still accruing benefits.
Pros
Diversified product set
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Great Environment to learn new technologies
Pre-Sales/Integration Architect (Current Employee) –  Dallas-Fort Worth, TXMay 23, 2016
Working at IBM is great. I primarily lead unix teams but over the years I have learned, implemented, and architected solutions around storage, managed services, nortel networking, cloud, and software.
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Enjoyed working with team. No work/life balance
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 23, 2016
Had great team members including the management team that was on the account I was assigned to. Great teamwork where each team member helps one another. With budget cuts and reduction of staffing while continues to increase which makes it difficult to meet deadlines. There is little time for work life balance as project has to meet deadlines.
Pros
Salary was reasonable and the flexibility to work from home
Cons
Workload for a single individual
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Ok job but got laid off
Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 23, 2016
I ended up on an over-staffed development team, and eventually was laid off during the great culling of March 2016.

Management was usually pretty good. I only had one horrible boss in 20 years.

Co-workers were mostly bright, hard-working people.
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Transformation to New Technology
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 23, 2016
IBM is in the midst of a transformation to become more competitive in the cloud, analytics and mobile technology. It's a few years behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google, so it's going to be rough. The plan seems to be to acquire smaller start-ups rather than grow the knowledge in-house.
Pros
Good benefits, Global Reach
Cons
Long Term Strategy is unclear
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Great work life balance, lots of layers of management and some bureacracy that can be frustrating to work thru
Software Product Introduction Manager (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMay 23, 2016
Great work life balance, however due to IBM being so big, it can be quite challenging to be visible enough to move one's career ahead.
Recommendation is to create a summary document each month listing your accomplishments. Review it monthly with your manager and save it for your end of year self review. Have to make yourself known to manager as well as other decision makers throughout the organization.
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