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IBM Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 25 January, 2015
Updated 25 January, 2015
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    Good solid company

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    • 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
  3.  

    Working for IBM was one of my best experience ever in my professional work history.

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

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    I joyed the people from management, co-workers and other connecting group throughout the company.

    Cons

    I had no dislike what so ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good job that you guys are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company Misdirected

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages, great benefits, option to work from home, professional environment, time off, work life balance a major plus.

    Cons

    Rigidity, lacks innovation, poor leadership, no longer customer and employee friendly. Inability to recognize internal talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer first should be put back into action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Flexible hours and locations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and start times can make juggling a family life considerably easier than your average job. Work/life balance was easier to manage.

    Cons

    Project needs can override the individual employees needs for long periods of time. Increased focus on metrics-based management can mean that successes are overlooked if not quantified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Metrics can't replace good management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    IBM has great opportunities for learning and development.

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    A great amount of career development seminars to attend. They request a Think 40 opportunity to their employees which requires them to participate in a wide variety of training sessions virtually and self paced.

    Cons

    Lack of interaction from others within the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Job flexibility and ability to work from home is great

    Cons

    The compensations could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Values eroded and lacks a visionary.

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, some of the best minds anywhere. Processes and procedures in place for everything. Fantastic potential in a company to ride the cloud generation and pull out the guns it has and the incredible reputation. Watson technology can take it over the top once again if they let the Ginny out of the box.

    Cons

    No visionary at the helm that would inspire the masses. Good candidate for a show like CBS's Undercover Boss to see the reality of the field. Massive brain drain occurring due to lack of leadership. Too much emphasis on dividends and rate of return, stock buybacks. Selling of key parts of company continues (hardware, chip development) creating a shell with a volatile inside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your roots. Provide real value not earning projections. Stop shipping jobs away and believe in America. Measure your success by customer satisfaction not by Wall Street analysts recommendations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Lot of opportunities to learn about various industries and domains. Keeps you ahead of time if you utilize the avail enable opportunities smartly.

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom given to build your own solutions and add your own flavour to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes travel becomes hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees foster imagination abd creativity more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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