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IBM Reviews in Atlanta, GA US

Updated Apr 07, 2014
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3.0 210 reviews

                             

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

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It Depends on Where You Are And What You Do...

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsGreat benefits package and comparable salaries
Ability to work from home is widely accepted
Can really grow your career and expertise if you so desire
Most colleagues are nice, professional and in the same boat as you.

ConsYearly layoffs drastically impact moral and ability to get work accomplished.
Internally-facing organizations move very slowly and it's frustrating.
Externally-facing organizations often move too quickly and rush to failure.
As much as they cut the dead weight, there are still middle-managers who are apathetic and just filling a seat.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange to annual review procedures to better determine who should stay and who should get cut when layoffs come.
Provide employees with incentives to do more and do better, and not just assume that they'll do it because their colleagues were let go and now they have to do it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Big shiny big blue has problems under the surface - employee engagement being the biggest one

Managing Consultant (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of credibility built up in the marketplace (from when employees used to care and be proud of working for the company) and a large enough business to sustain itself through challenges for a while

ConsIBM is increasingly being run by the bean-counters, with a maniacal focus on financial metrics, at the expense of employee development and engagement. Hard to come by IBMers who are truly proud of the company and enjoy working there.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop running the company to purely meet quarterly and short-term earnings numbers. Employee engagement and satisfaction is taking a beating. and this will only result in unhappy clients. You cannot hope to achieve long-term success with the way you treat your employees. IBM USED to be a great company to work for.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Solid Company to work for.

Software Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people with enthusiasm for the job that they do. Good projects in relevant industries.

ConsTends to be slower moving. A bit bureaucratic. Salaries are very average.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on your people and customers more instead of the quarterly earnings. It's a myopic view.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging and rewarding for skill development

Senior IT Specialist (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsWork with many skillful co-workers

ConsLots of travel potential in GBS

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Great place to work.

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at IBM as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsChallenging work. Smart people, highly educated, very driven. Wonderful facilities and environment. Great camaraderie amongst the staff and support is good at most levels.

ConsDemanding on time -- puts increasing pressure on maintaining work life balance. The increasing pressure on revenue and focus on higher margins is getting more challenging for all to meet.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work! CEO is Excellent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I've worked for IBM for 10 years

Senior Technical Architect (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsWork from home or remotely is the best I've seen

ConsThis company is for a self starter, education and much else is entirely your responcibility. Work from home leads to a quite isolated experience and feeling of aloneness.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very good company with solid reputation

Server Solutions Specialist (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsIBM is a very reputable, profitable and rewarding company to work for.

ConsThe biggest challenge is work life balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good training, poor compensation

Remote Storage Support (Former Employee)
Smyrna, GA (US)

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery good training regimen, and professional environment

ConsPoor compensation, and lays off departments to give the illusion of profitability.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your US workforce, they are the ones who made the company great.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Transformations

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

ProsHighly successful technology company.
Excellent upper level management guiding the company through it's many transformations.

ConsExcessive administrative work while maintaining over 50 billable hours each week.
Only measure for success is billable hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementClosely monitor lower level management ethics.

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It's great, I love working for IBM.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsI am able to work remotely from home

ConsA lot of guidelines & restrictions that sometimes make easy/quick tasks take a little longer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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