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I was excited when I started at IBM, Learning the different technique of how to build different systems to customer standard was very exciting. But when working with some of the people there was very dissatisfying. Some is trying to blame you for things that you can get wrote up for, Some didn't want to show you the whole process of how to complete some of the project, you just place items in servers and their do the rest. some of the manager would tell you "you are not a good fit for the job without telling you why. There was no Work Ethic, mostly everyone had their own agenda. Ether you kiss up or get kicked out and a company of that caliper should not have that in the work place.

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Snack, drinks, coffee, work on some of the older server to learn rebuilds

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Learn on your own dont ask anyone, Read the book don't ask. ve
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Too many Reductions in Workforce

They are either moving work to India or letting people go, to hire younger and lower paid staff. No one is safe, your performance doesn’t matter. What was once one of the best companies to work for, is now meh.

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Good benefits, Vacation, Sick time

Cons

Fear of losing your job. Makes for negative competition between coworkers.
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Always evolving!

Keep you on your toes with all of the layoffs. But overall when you are employed with them they do take care of you. Like everywhere, it’s very dependent on your management team.

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Work/Life Balance

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Job Security
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Reputable company to work for

If you wish to take your career to the next level, IBM is the place to be. Not only do you get hands on training, but you have the opportunity to become an elite technician. Once you start your career here, you can take your skills any where.

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Full hands onexperience

Cons

Pay could be better but that is ok
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Respect for the individual

Although I retired a while ago I still have contacts working there. Even in the current business climate I am confident it is still one of the top companies in the US for employment. The company provides challenging career paths, good financial rewards and a better than average benefits package.

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Great educational opportunities for current carrier, future careers and after retirement
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Large bureaucracy but can find pockets of excellence

Large company with good and bad points. Lots of overhead for projects as a negative. Immense resources as a positive. Work experience varies by division.
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Bad Management

In general IBM continues to promote bad people managers. Very easy to get a bad boss that doesn't understand basic people management skills. Very rate to get a good manager.
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lack of innovative

the company has lack behind innovation. there better company out there. Join FANNG, these companies have better innovation. IBM has long gone with its innovation
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grey walls grey desks grey carpet, no windows....ugh

zero training, conflict between contract workers and ibm workers.totally boring job, not good support for new recruits.jfdiiwls fold;skdhf lsidfje wl

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a bit of freedom during the day no one bothered you

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terrible training, managers not approachable
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All of the perks of working for a huge company

It's IBM. Big Blue has the benefits of working for a huge company. Lots of room for lateral and upward mobility. You get to work with different groups of people, and move around. Lots of change. Lots of risk of layoffs, too.
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Not Bad

Opportunity to learn and grow - but not the company it once was. Often about who you know and what business you are in. To be seen if the split enhances focus and corporate results
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Great environment. Very smart people

Great overall experience! If looking for leading edge IT company in a fast moving environment plenty of opportunity for growth but have to take charge of your career.
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productive and fun place to work.

Overall a good place to work with good people around. At the atmosphere you can ask for help if needed. You can figure out Assesment to your work and discuss with your manager.

Pros

Flexible working time if you achieve your job.

Cons

Sometimes need to work long hours.
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great work life balance, terrible compensation and raises

the best thing about working at ibm is the very relaxed work life balance, opportunities for remote work and open minded people...it is mostly overshadowed by how low their pay is if you didn't ask for a big compensation when you joined
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Large company with Good Opportunities for Diverse Work... If You're Lucky

IBM is a large company, which can either mean ample potential for growth and learning, or it can mean getting lost in a sea of resources. I work within the consulting arm, and most of my projects have been short of exciting. There were 1 or 2 assignments that really stood out and truly helped to advance my career; it was just luck of the draw. If you're lucky, you'll eventually carve out a good network that will support and promote your career goals. Overall, the company culture is my biggest pain-point. Employees are shifted around from project to project. This results in a lack of strong team culture on projects because most folks understand that their current assignment is temporary, or their coworkers on that assignment are temporary. This creates a culture of practitioners always looking ahead at what's next, putting a lower priority on developing strong ties with current team members.

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large company, good learning resources, plenty of opportunities for diverse work

Cons

poor management, poor team culture, personal career growth not prioritized
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Great Internship Program

I recently completed an internship with IBM and I loved it! Although it was completely virtual, the HR team made sure to host plenty of events for us and ensured the onboarding process went smoothly. I also really liked the project I worked on!
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Non-competitive tech company

Pros· Classic tech company amenities: free coffee, snacks, drinks.· The majority of coworkers are nice and friendly. · Huge bell curve. Top engineers there are brilliant, but the worst ones are unmotivated and coasting. Average engineer is nothing to sneeze at.· Looking to coast? Good place to do it. People could wfh whenever.· There are opportunities to work hard.Cons· Pay is not competitive for the location.· Bad apples. While they exist in every workplace, their existence speaks to the company's culture and behavioral hiring bar. Highly would not recommend working here if you are a minority in tech such as a woman. · Management lacks structure with task assignments and does not keep promises. · Lack of formal structure. Despite being a big company, absolutely no structure for anything except for the bare minimum. No way to keep track of tasks.· Mediocre engineering standards. Not much of a formal code review process and poor code quality.· Non-competitive pay for location. Cannot retain talent.

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Classic amenities, place to coast

Cons

Poor engineering quality, bad apples
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Good opportuniyies

Good company, good training programs to help you advance, management could take more interest in your growth but overall they were helpful. Good growth opportunities

Pros

Good training programs

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Ok company

Ok company to work for with decent pay but mangement can be old school. The is some work life balance but mostly in this location are developers that get the most attention.
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Great place to work.

This is a great place to work. It is a big company so it is easy to move between departments and learn new things. Only down side is that since it is big company it is bit slower to move up the ladder.
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I loved the ability to move around within the company.

The workplace culture was very engaging. Some of the campus amenities were; cafeteria, gym, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, paved walking trail and a pound. Meetings were team oriented for the most part.
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