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Great place to work!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at IBM (more than 5 years)

Pros

State of the art technology and co-workers were very friendly and helpful.
Enjoyed the company charity events.
Well known and respected company.

Cons

Long commute.
Life/work not all that bad but could be better.
Some office politics. Just lookout for yourself.

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Keep up the good work!

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Approves of CEO

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    IBM stinks. They must be hiring people to leave good reviews here.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some people are ok to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of lifers here.

    If you are in engineering, salaries are below industry averages.

    Constant layoffs. You're never safe, especially if you are a top performer.

    Insulting raises and bonuses for many extra hours worked.

    1st line management is incompetent. I had one good manager in my four years.

    Boring products. IBM has a follower mentality and great at making product clones. They simply acquire or copy successful products and leverage the IBM brand recognition. As an example, my VP gave our product team 90 days to reproduce HP's cloud management offering just so we could have a similar product in the market and get a few customers. LAME!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit ,so someone with real creativity and customer empathy can be brought in, 'cause ex-sales people just don't cut it as CEO (Palmisano and now Rometty).

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Decent company undergoing transitions to be a better one

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job autonomy is probably the best part of this job. Pay is adequate and work/life balance is probably the best in the industry. .

    Cons

    Many of the projects are not really "Strategy" and more based around implementation. If you want real strategy consulting go to BCG or McKinsey

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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