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client infrastructure specialist
Client Infrastructure Specialist (Current Employee), united states of americaMarch 3, 2015
it is a pleasure to work with IBM,got exposure in many technical aspects,and also got international work experience to work with clients.
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Large corporation with some truly remarkable technology
Engineering (Current Employee), PAMarch 3, 2015
IBM is a huge corporation and comes with all the normal ups and downs of a big company. There are a lot of processes, which can be good, but also can slow down the pace of innovation.

IBM does a good job of trying to be innovative, but sometimes they have trouble translating those innovations to marketable product. That being said, the work going on in the IBM labs is truly remarkable!
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Enjoyable comapany
Contract Management Advisor (Current Employee), Dubuque, IAMarch 3, 2015
Enjoyed working for IBM. I felt the management was supportive and provided positive feedback and helped in planning my future.
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Great Company in a changing world
Certified Consulting Sales Specialist (Former Employee), Eagle, IDMarch 3, 2015
Pros: people, products, strategy
Cons: large, sometimes slow
IBM was an is a great company. They are changing as customer need changes. Overall great place to work, great company to do business with.
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Good Experience
IT Contractor (Former Employee), remoteMarch 3, 2015
Contracting has given me opportunities to expand my area of expertize. It has given me opportunties that that has expanded my knowledge and enhance critical analytic skills.
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not the best place to work but not the worst either
Liquidation / Default Loan Serv./ Claims Analyst (Former Employee), North CarolinaMarch 2, 2015
would not discourage anyone from applying or accepting a job from there. I think the company has a lot of opportunity for someone in the field of computer technology.
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High Turnover
Senior IT Specialist (Former Employee), Skokie, ILMarch 1, 2015
Pros: work from home
Cons: poor treatment of employees
Don't plan on making a career at IBM. The new hire program claims advancement opportunities and ability to find your dream job --- but it is rare.
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IBM Review
Consultant (Current Employee), Raleigh, NCMarch 1, 2015
Pros: good vacation policy
Cons: bully management, long hours, risk of job loss ever present
The company is run by Finance, not by any strategy or determination of where the company is headed. As a result, if you live in the US, your job is always at risk - count on two layoffs per year, and in between that time, working long hours. Further much of the culture is based on Bully Management. This is not the case in all instances, but it has become much more pervasive.

The company no longer pays bonuses, and raises are limited.

Long work days, and often loss of vacation days, holidays and weekends to meet corporate goals.
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Good work cloture and mutual trust
LIMS consultant (Current Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 28, 2015
IBM is a very good company to work with and employee work life balance maintains very well. management have full trust on the resources.
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Intern Engineer (Current Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 27, 2015
Good culture to learn and work within the productive environment. Helping seniors guiding well to move ahead and resolve the problem assigned within time.
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Good Company
Senior Manager Workday HCM Payroll (Current Employee), Coppell, TXFebruary 27, 2015
IBM is a great place to work for and they provide excellent on going management training. The coworker are always wiling to help each other .
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Great Job
Process Engineering Technician (Former Employee), East Fishkill, NYFebruary 27, 2015
Used to be the best place to work, but now things have changed. Job security is a thing of the past. Working to retirement age is wishful thinking these days.
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Former star that has faded big time
Programmer (Former Employee), East Lansing, MIFebruary 27, 2015
Pros: free parking
Cons: a cool culture it is not
Nothing much to write. It's Dilbert world and then some. Culture, both physical and spiritual, is bland and does little to help foster engagement. More concerned with time metrics and other measurements that do not allow innovative and creative minds to shine.
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PHI - Great Company to work for
Programmer Analyst (Former Employee), Carneys Point, NJFebruary 27, 2015
Pros: great environment
Cons: no advancement opportunities
Was a contractor for PHI. Company treated employees and
contractors very good. Flexible work hours, excellent pay,
benefits, vacation, etc.

Friendly staff. Group worked well together.

Really enjoyed my job.

Company went from Mainframe to SAP.
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Straight from college to IBM for the past 5 years
Project Management Assistant (Former Employee), houston, txFebruary 26, 2015
Most projects allowed to work from home. Balanced work and personal life. More of a technical based company, not so for a consultant. Not much climbing up into the company.
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Highly qualified workplace
T&T Account Transition manager (Current Employee), Poughkeepsie, NYFebruary 26, 2015
IBM has expectations of all employees that are required for IBM's growth as a company to succeed. These are met thru continual education, which IBM advocates.
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Underpaid/overworked
Staff Technical Writer/Information Developer (Current Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 25, 2015
Too much work and not enough people to do it. Management can be either wonderful or awful - no in-between. Pay is no longer competitive in Silicon Valley.
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Good pay, but rode hard, and put away wet!
Consultant (Former Employee), USAFebruary 25, 2015
Pros: good salary in consulting.
Cons: long work hours, lot's of processes.
Company is constantly trying to "re-invent" itself. Process changes, lot's of travel, constant belt tightening. Some really good people there. They try very hard. The hardest part of the job is trying to get the company to focus on the client, not it's processes. The best part are the great people there, many of who will bend over backwards to help you. The typical work day is waking up in a hotel, working at a client, and working at the hotel, after dinner. Then repeat.
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My co-workers were some of the most dedicated and competent people I have ever worked with
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee), MassachusettsFebruary 25, 2015
Good people doing the actual work. The biggest problem I have with IBM is that their high level management is utterly detached and unconcerned about the people who work for them. The bottom line is the only concern, despite anything said otherwise. Am I jaded? Yes. After working the better part of seven years as a sub-con for them, I was tasked with training H1B replacements for myself and a number of my fellow American contractors, and then fired unceremoniously a week prior to my scheduled end-date with no warning or compensation.
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Stagnant with little to no opportunity to grow
Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAFebruary 25, 2015
Heavily infused with politics to the point that it was very difficult to get anything done. Toward the end of my time there, a typical day was filled with the same tasks that could be done by rote. Almost everyone was fearful of losing their jobs, so they looked for ways to under mind their co-workers and make themselves look good.

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IBM Salaries

Project Manager
$92,000 per year
Software Engineer
$87,000 per year
Team Leader
$72,000 per year
Consultant
$78,722 per year
IT Specialist
$85,000 per year