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IBM Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
259 Reviews
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259 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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  1.  

    Senior Sales Executive

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Leadership development programs and trainin

    Cons

    Little work and life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger leadership skills and promotions

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Early years were fantastic....not nearly as employee as it was 30 years ago

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Administrator in Austell, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Administrator in Austell, GA (US)

    I have been working at IBM part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is still relatively competitive, but not above market like prior years

    Cons

    Each year at during your performance review, there is another reason for why you won't get a raise this year

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company in Transition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life Balance and ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Promotion requires a lot of red tape. PDFA or promotion process is difficult. They need to streamline it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need determine future of Cloud and outsourcing businesses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    25 years for nothing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at IBM (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great International Company in the IT field

    Cons

    Upper Management cares nothing about their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying attention again to employee morale or your workforce will just be out for themselves and will not care at all about the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a lot of job security

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    IBM does a great job hiring amazing people. You'll find almost everyone is dedicated, hard working & professional and has a genuine interest in their customers success.

    Cons

    Unfortunately IBM does not offer job security. Every year they lay off thousands of talented people (also known as RA's or resource actions). The humanity is completely lost, especially when the layoffs have code names such as this last round "project chrome".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are way too many middle managers. Rather than laying people off to better your financials, take a pay cut or skip the bonus. Figure out how to utilize the talents you have and budget better rather than flip peoples lives upside down. Also, stop with the mandatory requirement of first line managers having to give out a percentage of low PBC ratings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not what it once was

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    IBM offers great insurance and the ability to work from home in most cases. Unlimited sick leave. Great training depending on your dept. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs are no longer surprising, There is no investment in employees. Sickening minimal increases are laughable. Many jobs moved out of the US...but not identified as outsourcing b/c IBM is a global company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your employees the truth...when it's time to look somewhere else, let people know. Stop bragging about how much cash we have and how many acquisitions we make.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid company, good experience overall

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Smart people
    great compensation (including an annual bonus)
    Good benefits
    Had several engagements with "name brand" clients

    Cons

    A little too political (at least within IBM Global Services)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you live in the USA, avoid IBM as an employer if you have ANY other options.

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    Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You may well be able to work from home, but, at some point you will be replaced with a lower cost offshore employee.

    Cons

    The expectations constantly increase while benefits decrease while the most talented leave and the most senior, most expensive are laid off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    If you land a position ALWAYS continue to interview to leave

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Architect in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, if you are young you can make it for a little while, just be sure your division is mentioned in annual report to shareholders,

    Cons

    Don't care about employees, layoffs every year (sometimes twice a year), slow at being innovative, cares about IBM bottom line NEVER employee, rarely get pay increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to putting "trust and personal responsibility in ALL relationships". You can start by caring for YOUR employees. Employees spend more time worried if they will have a job instead of doing their job. Employees run a business, so care for them before your bottom line. Don't be a bunch of greedy pigs, eventually you will get slaughtered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good solid company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Shifting environment to Cloud

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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