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Working at IBM
B2B Commerce- Strategic Account Executive (Current Employee), New York, NYFebruary 14, 2015
A typical day working for IBM is to drive new license/SaaS revenue. Building pipeline and developing relationships is central to any salespersons success at IBM. Over the last year in this territory and brand, I have learned a great deal. Understanding the value of our products and why our customers should consider using to cut cost, drive revenue, or build better relationships with their suppliers and vendors is key to building credibility. I have also learned a great deal in the industry I cover, Life Sciences.

Unfortunately, there are constant changes in the many layers of management at IBM. Not having consistency within Middle and Upper management is also a challenge. As a salesperson, there is a great deal of autonomy and discipline. At IBM, there is a true camaraderie in helping each other for support and accomplishment.

The most enjoyable part of working at IBM is working with and learning from extremely smart people who are very opening in sharing their experiences and expertise.
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great place to work
Administrative Assistant I (Former Employee), Somers, NYFebruary 13, 2015
Pros: good hours
Cons: long commute
Typical day at work would be answering phones, scheduling meetings, accepting new meetings, making travel arrangements. All co-workers are great to work with and the most enjoyable part of my job is the people that I deal with on a daily basis are great people.
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Great work/life balance
Program Manager, HRIS (Kenexa) Integration (Current Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 13, 2015
Great company to work for. Going through major changes to stay competitive in the market by embracing new technologies.
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Productive and Place you can learn a lot from
Dynamics AX Practice Lead (Former Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 12, 2015
I have learned a lot from IBM, because I had opportunity to work with lot of different teams from, Sales and Marketing to Delivery team.
My Co-worker were experienced and have been with IBM for a longer time of period.
The hardest part of the job is to keep yourself billable, If you are not being utilize and if you are not on project then you will be flagged and most likely will be laid-off within couple of months.
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Rigid work structure
Packaging Development (Former Employee), Tucson, AZFebruary 12, 2015
Pros: job security
Cons: no room for advancement opporturnity
Rigid work structure and not very dynamic. Work day was typically the same with not much room for advancement. Co-workers were fun to work with as most of them had significant amount of experience and were great teachers.
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productive and hard worker. Faster learner
Lead for Blue Jay and King Fisher (Former Employee), Rochester, MNFebruary 12, 2015
Pros: bonous
Cons: short breaks
I enjoy working with my co-workers. get alone with everyone. Hard worker, clean and organizer . Hardest part of the job was bad communication. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning new things and working with people as a team.
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Productive workplace with many employees
Summer Intern (Former Employee), Dallas, TXFebruary 12, 2015
Large office divided into many sectors of the company. Sense of togetherness and company-wide appreciation for individuals' continued successes.
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Good Company but Downsizing
Project Manager (Current Employee), Washington D.C. areaFebruary 12, 2015
Pros: great team
Cons: hours and downsizing - people management is lacking
IBM expects at least 44 hours per week and extra activities such a proposal writing, education, etc. that could result in an average of 50 hours per week.

The team at IBM is outstanding.
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Company is dieing
Market Analytics - Market Advisor (Former Employee), Miami, FLFebruary 11, 2015
They are not hiring. They are firing! Do not even bother applying for jobs there. Is that enough to meet this 20 word minimum?
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ENGINEER/SCIENTIST (Current Employee), Hopewell Junction, NYFebruary 11, 2015
Job Work Life Balance is good, Compensation Benefits is poor,
Job Culture is good, Job Security Advancement is fair. Management is good.
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Good company to work
Sr.Project Manager/ Solution Manager (Former Employee), Bethesda, MDFebruary 11, 2015
Good for technical enhancement and growth . It provides various technologies and provide training to enhance your skills.
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IT Professional with more than 20 years of North American experience in BI, EAM
Technical Consultant (Current Employee), texasFebruary 11, 2015
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IBM Corporation 03/2009 – Present
Technical Consultant

Accountabilities
- Design and Develop PL/SQL codes (Pkg, procedure, functions etc.) for Data Conversion and Migration.
- Performance Tuning & Optimization of PL/SQL codes.
- Data Modelling and Creating database Objects (TABLE, INDEX,VIEW etc) in ORCL and MS SQL Server databases.
- Data Conversion & Migration using different Utility (SQL, PL/SQL, Data Stage, Maximo MIF, TRRIGA Integrator).
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FUN TO WORK
Accounts Payable Clerk (Current Employee), Manila, CAFebruary 11, 2015
Pros: free snack
Cons: short breaks
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GREAT COMPANY
GREAT MANAGEMENT
GREAT BENEFITS
LOTS OF OPPORTUNITY
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Great place to work in
Technology Project Manager (Current Employee), Toronto, OHFebruary 11, 2015
Responsibilities included:
 Getting access information from TS Owners for all SOX Significant Applications across all LOBs of TD’s global network, running scans on servers/databases/apps and validating with HR Feed to find inappropriate access levels and undesirable accesses on live network with zero downtime, work in tandem with Technology team at SOC / College Park to ensure each phase of the project was completed with 100% accuracy and reports submitted to VP Technology Solutions and his team
 Set up of Virtual Control Office (VCO) using resources from different levels in the bank to draft and finalize regulations, processes and systems that will ensure best practices to be followed for access management across the bank, interviewed and hired technology and PM resources to ensure deliverables remained ON TIME always, maintained risk mitigation plans, put emergency access restoration processes in place for any access removed in error, arranged cross training of technology team to ensure the iCUP Program can independently manage all tasks
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Temporary Job while in college
Window Server Administrator (Current Employee), Dubuque, IAFebruary 10, 2015
Cons: short term
I got to learned about different technologies and circuit which is used in network and VOIP . Also we learn a lot of customer service and the level of the support
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Struggling with innovators dilemma issues
Advisory Software Engineer (Former Employee), Lenexa, KSFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: excellent benefits
Cons: less than average salary, poor work-life balance
IBM has been putting adherence to release schedule ahead of software quality for decades. Not specifically quality as far as the customer is going to see, but internal quality in the way software is engineered. They have built up decades worth of technical debt.

Each time they would take short-cuts in the code in order to try to meet the release schedule, they essentially added a tax to all future releases. The code became more difficult/expensive to maintain and enhance. Now that they are finally recognizing that the business and software models which served them well up through the 90s are no longer serving them well, they have enormous hurdles to overcome both from a technical, codebase perspective, as well as from on internal culture perspective.

Combine the hurdles that they have with the declining-revenue-induced layoffs underway, which reduces the workforce skillbase they need to renovate their offerings, and IBM looks to be a company which will struggle for some time. And let's face it, companies that are struggling are less pleasant to work for than companies which are not.
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They don't treasure wild ducks...and pay very little.
Co-Team Lead (Current Employee), Dubuque IowaFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: hour for lunch
Cons: breaks were watched, poor communication, no honesty
Management at the IBM Dubuque site was a cliche. If you asked questions then you were instantly dislike. They did not want to hear fresh ideas. They wanted you to work for little pay and OT but demanded you work weekends. Management lied and only awarded those who did not question them. I would never work for this company again. They wanted you to complete training plus meet all request from customers but gave not clear direction on what to truly prioritize first. Management had no communication skills either. sad.
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challenging environment and good co-workers
Senior IT Specialist - Software (Former Employee), Austin, TXFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: work from home environment
Cons: healthcare
I had a good 14 years at IBM. I had a chance to learn new products, and work with a wide range of people from around the world.
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The old Big Blue she ain't what she used to be
Go-To-Market Manager, STG Storage Marketing (Former Employee), Marlton, NJFebruary 10, 2015
Gone are the days of innovation and customer-centricity. I'm sure some divisions of IBM still respect these values, but STG (Systems and Technology Group) somehow has lost its way.

The company has adopted a no-accountability management style, and their processes and procedures are unduly cumbersome and restrictive. Creativity is a non-essential value.

As a former IBM customer, it is sad to see how far the mighty have fallen.
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Productive workplace
Window Server Administrator (Current Employee), Dubuque, IAFebruary 10, 2015
People are really helpful to each other.Day by day you will learn something new.Management staff is very encouraging and appreciative.

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