IBM Employee Reviews in United States

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No Room for Growth an Advancement with IBM
Vendor Maintenance Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Plano, TXJuly 13, 2016
PepsiCo outsourced their finance to IBM in 2013 since we had a salary reduction and a major layoff. Being that this is a satellite site for IBM we don't get to interact with other IBM employees or network. The work atmosphere is stressful as full time employees are being replaced by contractors and there is no room for growth and advancement.
Pros
Half work days on Fridays and casual wear
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Challenging workplace with global teams
Product Delivery Lead (Current Employee) –  RemoteJuly 13, 2016
IBM has a very good work culture where employees are very forthcoming and help each other irrespective of the organizational structure. Its sad to see people being let go despite that fact.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
global teams
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Typical IT company
Performance Test Architect (Current Employee) –  Boulder, COJuly 12, 2016
I have worked there for 17 years. The first few years there was room for growth, however that has gone away. Now the goal is to keep you billable, even if the project doesn't meet your strengths.
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Great working with Customers
Service Delivery Manager (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCJuly 12, 2016
IBM SO, is a great place to work with customers.
You get to learn how other company work.

Co-workers are always willing to help mentor and provide support if needed.

Working with India resources is a challenge. They do not have the same work ethic as US.
Pros
Work from home.
Cons
Too many layoffs.
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Poor work environment. Maximum, error free effort required with minimum reward at end of year.
Production Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Poughkeepsie New YorkJuly 12, 2016
A poor grinding work place where every resource is directed at sending work overseas. Senior management extracts maximum effort out of front line employees and gives little in return. Bonuses are minimal at best and raises are virtually nonexistent. A once tremendous company had been reduced to a meat grinder through the greed of company executives.
Pros
Have never worked with a more dedicated and intelligent staff of technicians.
Cons
Senior management makes every effort to eliminate American jobs.
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Nice company to start with
Fulltime - Senior Desktop Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Lisle, ILJuly 12, 2016
Excellent company for development. You will gain a lot of knowledge and experience in order to further your career, but that is all.
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Great work enviroment with great engineers.
Project Manager/Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJuly 12, 2016
Great place for work life balance. Good teams to nature you develop your skill. Things seem to be changing i don't know if for the good or bad.
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Flexible work schedule
Senior Project Staffing Professional (Current Employee) –  West VirginiaJuly 11, 2016
IBM is a nice place to work. Good benefits, flexibility, and PTO. Down side is there is not a good work/life balance. Management is never on the same page, so when asking questions, no one can give you the right answer.
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Horrible Management
Fulltime, Team Lead, Oracle Database Administrator (Former Employee) –  RemoteJuly 11, 2016
Lack of Oversight, Horrible Management. Job Work and Life Balance was not good.

Hardest part of working at IBM was that they always tried to be cheap and hired people that lacked experience for the job which they were hired for. This caused a strain on the workload for existing employees
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Overworked and underappreciated
Manager (Former Employee) –  Beaverton, ORJuly 10, 2016
Middle management is treated horribly. Expected to work crazy hours and then convince staff to voluntarily (while getting paid) come in during those hours as well. Upper management treats middle managers like their puppets, then don't help anyone advance.
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Senior Project Executive (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 10, 2016
Heavy customer saying role with emphasis and achievement of outsourced agreements.
Peer support was strong and always willing to answer questions.
Pros
Peer support
Cons
Monthly revenue push
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Regualr place to work at
G4S Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDJuly 10, 2016
I was a security guard for the IBM gaithersburg site.
I had no part in actual IBM operations, other than observing and keeping my assigned area secured.
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IBM not for the faint of heart
Computer Operator (Current Employee) –  Andover, MAJuly 9, 2016
work day -12 hour shifts rotation between 3 & 4 workdays

what I learned - they pay poorly
what I learned - that it is all political. it's not what you know.

management - are clueless

coworkers are ok. some are not afraid to throw people under the bus and pass blame to someone else.

the hardest part of the day - no comment

the most enjoyable part of the day - when the shift ends
Pros
there are none
Cons
they layoff frequently, no real job security
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Older employees are treated poorly.
Advisory Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCJuly 8, 2016
IBM's managers are mostly people who lack the technical skills to thrive as engineers. Therefore, technical skill is not valued or rewarded at IBM. The employees that get ahead are usually the ones who are favored by managers for non-technical reasons. Very talented older men are screwed over in favor of new hires and the managers' buddies. You could work your butt off and do great things and still get shoved into a lousy job because your manager is taking care of his buddies. Upper management is constantly cutting back and increasing workload without any corresponding compensation. The only product they really care about is IBM stock. Pay raises are extremely infrequent for older employees. They shamelessly take advantage of people in compromising positions such as middle-aged workers with families to support. Work-life balance? Yeah right!
Pros
You get a pay check. Many talented and hard-working employees.
Cons
Terrible management, infrequent raises, technical skill not valued.
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Good place to work
Senior Technical Analyst (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCJuly 8, 2016
Good balance between job and work life. Promotions were limited for outsourcing deals. Would like to have worked on the campus location in RTP.
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Innovation
QA Manager (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJuly 8, 2016
My Ideal Company, best IT company in the world. Love the work life balance. Managers are highly experienced and great to work with.
Pros
One of the TOP IT company in the world
Cons
nothing
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Struggling to find success
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 7, 2016
A company that is really struggling to find it's way. Has some great technologies but is so focused on short term financials there is no long term investment to ensure that those technologies will be successful.
Pros
Some good people who are willing to team
Cons
Resources have been cut to the bone
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Productive and nice place to learn new things
SR. JAVA DEVELOPER (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VAJuly 7, 2016
Busy most of the times but had lot of things to learn from here. Good project management. Documented everything needed for development as well as testing.
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an ok company to work for
management and support of virtual infrastructure (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJuly 7, 2016
An ok company to work for. Work ethic is poor. The hardest part of the job is you don't have tools to get the job done but expectation is very high
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• Work with application development teams to understand application and identify CM requirements.
ClearCase administrator (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJuly 7, 2016
• Responsible for maintaining Clear Case, Implementation and configuration of View and VOB servers,Policies, setting up VOBS, Views, and Configuration specifications.
• Clear Case Installation, Configuration, Optimization and Maintenance of VOB, View, Registry and License Servers.
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