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IBM Reviews in Houston, TX US

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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3.0 32 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It was truly a learning experience for me

Client Technical Specialist (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsThey take every action to ensure your success. They value training

ConsTo rigid, uptight, business casual atmosphere but still has the blue suit white shirt, red tie mentality

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

Deployment Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsExcellent benefits. Excellent management. Talented professionals.

ConsMoving some IT work offshore to be competitive

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher level management works a lot of overtime.

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

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Extraordinary time constraints, lots of overtime

Embedded Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

ProsIBM Name was considered positive, nice to wear IBM badge

ConsToo much overtime, very overworked

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd staff, make realistic schedules

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company Poor Project Management

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at IBM full-time for less than a year

ProsLots of Projects
Good Learning Opportunity
Better Growth Prospective

ConsDefinetly not true if we look at overall company, but here is what experienced in my one project with IBM :-

Poor project planning
Unnecessary call for weekend work
Poor work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementProject status might be green only on paper but not in reality. I will suggest upper management to be more diligence when reviewing this kind of reports.

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

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It used to be a good company to work for

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsA Well known company. A good place to learn and use new software. There is room for growth depending on your expertise and where you work.

ConsThe bulk of the work is being sent out of the united states. They used to use folks in the U.S. to do the work. Now like many other companies, they use India, Brazil etc. They are all about numbers, layoffs and cutting corners. Its not like the old IBM I knew and loved. They let folks go and double the work the current workers have without compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget what made this company, Watson must be rolling around in his grave

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company is Awesome.

Managing Consultant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsWork Culture, work life Balance, Job Security, Travelling opportunities, Career Advance, Training for Self Improvements

ConsWork Pressure, Too much Travel, Hectic day to day assignments

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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not your fathers IBM

Ssr (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsYou get pretty decent benefits. First line management seems to care about their group. peers are willing to help you out.

Conslow pay. callouts every weekend. upper management does not seem to care. every day there seems to be a new direction.

Advice to Senior Managementretire

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

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Overall, satisfactory. The company is so big that you feel as if you simply are just a number. Not much development.

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsGood benefits. Good work/life balance. Company has unlimited training resources at your disposal if you are in selected fields only, however.

ConsFeel just like a number. If not a research scientist or in sales, you feel as if your contribution is not worth much.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to develop "all" of your people, not just a select few.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Accounting company that happens to sell technology.

Software Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood people
Generally good management
Ethical and fair
Good technology

ConsAs an accounting company, expenses are managed maniacally
Being so big, things move and change very slowly

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring new folks to add more agility to the organization. Don't obsess over expenses (including comp plans) which degrade morale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful company to work for so far

IT Consultant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsCross training unlimited - You can be sure to be valuable after working here

ConsToo much documentation/ paperwork required per on weekly/monthly basis

Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe have phone apps for those tasks involving consultant paperwork to make it less stringent

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

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