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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.
Snack, drinks, coffee, work on some of the older server to learn rebuilds
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The work is plenty interesting and the coworkers are great. The work culture is appropriately casual and cooperative. The notable downside is hiring so many people as contractors. Promotions are incredibly rare and most people leave within 2-3 years at most.
Contract work, no benefits, little hope of promotion
IBM is a cross matrixed organization and it takes time to learn how to engage with all the teams. It can be a bit overwhelming the first few months, but try to find a IBM mentor.
Major corporate and strategic accounts - great opportunity to learn
The decade of service we spend spent prior to being acquired was wipe away.
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it is a great company to work for. I was super satisfied. It doesn't have the best pay in the market, but it is very competitive. I had a great life-work balance there. Some times I had to work extra time, but nothing really concerning. I was able to enjoy my personal life most of the time.
When you are hired, you are promised various career growth opportunities, but you will quickly find out that once they place you in a certain area, they will try to keep you there with no incentives for advancement. Bonuses and promotions are rarely given. You are not placed on projects based on your skillset and interests, but based on billable work available. Training isn't always afforded/available for the type of project work you will be assigned. Expect to use your personal cell phone and internet services for client work. No technical equipment or support is provided to you outside of the work laptop. Teammates are very supportive and helpful, but little to no support from the higher-ups. Overall, if you are looking for a job that is complacent and looking to get a start in the industry with mediocre pay, this would be the place to begin.
great introduction to career in the tech industry, supportive internal team members, diversity and inclusion
salary, work/life balance, organizational structure, management, lack of training, communication, no work phone or internet provided for analysts and consultants, etc.
Have worked at IBM for over 20 years. Used to be a great place to work with fair wages, education, lots of opportunities, and good benefits. However, over the years the pay was stagnant, the cut-throat politics grew, job security disappeared, internal opportunities disappeared, and the workload became unbearable as you watched your coworkers get laid off.
Remote work. Coworkers and lower management were great
Constant layoffs, stagnant pay, everyone for themselves mentality
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IBM always had their way of doing things. I spent two weeks in training before I sat down at a desk. Then I spent moving around as a temp before given a permanent assignment. The last position I had I spent half the day as a secretary and the other half of the day as a programming librarian which entailed coding PL/1. I enjoyed my work and the people I worked with!
Great training for new jobs.
Great pay and benefits. Good HR , Upper management performance is pretty good, a little path to move up the ranks if you are in the right group or vertical. Too many managers to report to.
Great salary and benefits.
Too many mid level management
This is a decent place to start off after college and get your feet wet, however don't plan on making it the place you will retire from. I worked there for almost 20 years and the culture has changed immensely, it's not the same revered IBM from back in the day. One would never have to worry about layoffs, but as the years have gone on every month there are massive layoffs. Also I found that work-life balance was almost non existent in my role. I could not take a vacation day or any time off without having to bring my laptop with and having to log in and work on my vacation.
No work-life balance
Good place to work but only focus on numbers, results. Doesn't take into account people who are always there for their shifts versus people who seem to be sick or take time off with no notice to the rest of the team.
no loyalty to employees
The company has NO downtime. You're either overwhelmed with work, or in danger of being laid off. There is no in between, and work life balance is very difficult to maintain in an environment such as this. Management is in the same predicament, but are generally friendly and pleasant to work with.
Coworkers and management are friendly and team oriented.
No work life balance. Difficult to use time off.