IBM Employee Reviews

3.9
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IBM is employee relationship company
Managed File Transfer Admin (Current Employee) –  CheannaiAugust 14, 2018
I would like to say thanks to giving the great opportunity to work on IBM. It is a good learning company and work style looks something different and employees are very genuine.
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Avoid
Support Manager (Former Employee) –  Daytona Beach, FLAugust 14, 2018
Terrible management, no room for advancement, lousy pay and too much work. The company has posted billions in losses over the past few years, but executives get paid millions either way. The lower employees on the totem pole get scraps.
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3.0
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Addition of co-location was a detriment to the company
WORLDWIDE SOCIAL BUSINESS MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCAugust 14, 2018
Things were OK with IBM before the idea of col-location was introduced, which required all remote staff to now report to an office, which in many cases that meant relocation after years of working remotely.
Pros
working remotely
Cons
end of working remotely
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4.0
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Productive & Work with Talented People
Design Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 14, 2018
They give you the freedom to create the outcomes that are needed to make the best product.

Also, by and large, the amount of talent is immense. I learned a lot working there with everyone.
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5.0
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Amazing experience
Data Science Intern (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCAugust 14, 2018
from 9-6pm
learned python, watson services and more
management is excellent
workplace culture is flexible and welcoming
hardest part adapting to new features usually
most enjoyable working with a supporting team
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Very poor management structure
IBM Field Tech Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Armonk, NYAugust 14, 2018
I was impacted by a work force reduction after 7+ years. IBM has aggressively moved to an off shore model. Many jobs moving off shore and the client accounts are suffering.
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Great
Unix / Linux System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Wharton, TXAugust 14, 2018
Had a great time there as a administrator and would love to work from home again being that I have 7 children and their growing up is precious in every way
Pros
Lunch
Cons
Time
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Great company
Software & Hardware developer (Former Employee) –  Rochester, MNAugust 14, 2018
I highly recommend IBM as a good company to work for. IBM provides engineers the make the high quality products. Work life balance is great. The benefit i[was great.
Pros
Build high quality products
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Great place to work.
New Business Manager (Former Employee) –  Camden, NJAugust 13, 2018
IBM is a company that fosters team & individual advancement. The company prides itself on creating true relationships with its partners/clients. I learned true corporate & management skills while there. The hardest part working for IBM is the amount of hours spent on projects but the most enjoyable part is the outcome.
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Compensation
Cons
Work hours
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2.0
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IBM Resource Management
Executive Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COAugust 13, 2018
IBM has become a run of the mil company. They do not try and manage resources. They quickly lay people off to meet the bottom profit line. There is no respect for the individuals.
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ok if you don't mind being a dogsbody
Member of Research Staff (Current Employee) –  Livermore, CAAugust 13, 2018
mgmt provides no strategic direction for the group
executives give you so much work unrelated to doing research you can't do research
bonuses are nonexistent because 'you're in r&d and don't drive revenue' but you spend all of your time doing what is essentially technical pre-sales
Pros
none
Cons
this may take awhile
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tech support
Tech Support (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAAugust 13, 2018
Taking new graduates. Working on call which did not provide stable income. It helped me to gain more experience and implement education. The first job after school
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Wonderful colleagues but management does not understand the industry or customer.
Technical Sales (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 13, 2018
I have enjoyed working with a wonderful group of colleagues. As a working mother for many years, my flexible work schedule at IBM has also been a tremendous benefit. Unfortunately though, because the senior management seems to be internally-focused and out-of-touch with the external marketplace, resources are spent on low-yield development activities--thereby resulting in products that consistently fail to meet customer expectations. This makes it extremely difficult for even the most competent sales teams to meet their sales targets.
Pros
Colleagues, flexible work schedule, benefits
Cons
Management without a clear understanding of the marketplace and client needs
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4.0
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perfect work environmenet
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZAugust 13, 2018
Enjoyed the ability to work with a team. Co-workers made you feel welcome and were very willing to help at anytime. The schedule was flexible. The environment was warm and inviting. Did not like the fact that they began outsourcing. The hardest part of the job was trying to pick up the slack when other s were let go.
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
downsizing and outsourcing
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4.0
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Long-term, open-ended contract position
Administrative Assistant - Long-term (Current Employee) –  Armonk, NYAugust 13, 2018
If made into a permanent role I would definitely be interested in pursuing and based on my performance I would be offered the position even though the commute is longer than I prefer.
Pros
Working and enjoying my role very much
Cons
Contract
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3.0
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Demanding and Customer directed
Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COAugust 13, 2018
IBM has a lot of potential but under the current Management the employees will not get the chance to find out,
IBM is all about making there profit and they will do what ever they have to , to there customers and employees to do that.
Pros
work from hom
Cons
Bad management
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Dreadful experience at IBM
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 13, 2018
Very sad to see such a great company fall so far. Many of the laudable qualities they preach were true in years past. The technology is largely outmoded. Projects to develop new solutions are under funded. management is clueless about WHY they have so badly missed the mark and disinterested in trying to understand why.

From a cultural perspective, I have never seen a company with such a total lack of leadership qualities throughout the ranks. It is tempting to just blame the CEO, but the fault goes throughout the company and all of the way down. "Managers" are content to punch their clocks, cash their checks and wait out retirement. A true demonstration of the emperors new clothes.

It is sad to see, because so many of the people in the company are terrific. So many incredibly bright people with an overall culture that is collaborative. All wasted as they push out more experienced people for cheaper millennials.
Pros
Many bright people.
Cons
Company management is clueless and on a fast track to disaster
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4.0
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Friendly and collaborative work enviroment
Senior Support Representative (Former Employee) –  AlbertaAugust 13, 2018
I enjoyed helping others with their Linux installation and scripts. I also liked that it was encouraged to help each other out. Typically I would process access change tickets. The hardest part was the quarterly audits. I helped the audits go smoother by writing a small database to keep track of changes.
Pros
Got to work with Unix/Linux
Cons
Like everyone else in Canada at the time was effected by skyrocketing rent.
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3.0
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Always looking over your shoulder
Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Hopewell Junction, NYAugust 13, 2018
IBM used to be a great company to work for. Now there
are layoffs every quarter. Forget about a yearly bonus.
The work was fun and I learned a lot . Too bad they are getting
out of the hardware business.
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Senior IT Auditor, World Wide Business Controls (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 12, 2018
Typical day:
What I learned:
Management: Non-existent
Workplace Culture: Secrecy
Hardest Part of the job: Knowing that you will be laid off eventually.
Most Enjoyable Part of the job: vacation
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