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Updated 21 March 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lovely people, flexible hours and community

    Cons

    Slow to change and inform employees of the direction of IBM. Where are we going? How are we getting there? Redundancies of Operational Staff.

    Advice to Management

    Manage the people before they leave the business


  2. "Senior Software Engineer (Band 8)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is very good

    Cons

    not very good salary package

  3. "data scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    I like it a lot

    Cons

    I have to commute everyday


  4. "Great work place"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Work load needs to be balanced sometimes


  5. "Flexible & Good Remuneration"

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    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The home office is great! Working from home is as normal as work in the office.
    Competitive salary
    Nice people
    Great projects over all sectors

    Cons

    Nothing is free there - You have to pay for your tea, coffee, snacks, lunch, etc...
    Bureaucratic and slow back-office. Eg.: If you need a new machine or even a peripheric, it may take a while to be provided (besides the online forms you have to fill out and as for approvals).
    Seems don't have the culture to sponsor employees to attend technical events.

    Advice to Management

    It's amazing how IBM has been reinventing itself and how the leaders are driving the company towards to solve the most challengeable problems of the world (and beyond, considering the involvement in space projects).
    It's such an honour be part of IBM! I'm proud to be an IBMer.
    My advice to management is: IBM has arrived where it is thanks to the great minds that compose the company. I know you can do better. Provide at least a free coffee :)


  6. "Research Scientist in Machine Learning"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work life balance, great colleagues, huge research center

    Cons

    No benefits, limited career opportunities within the company, a workplace far from city center


  7. "Ok depending on team/department"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big corporate environment, lots of different projects and some ability to move around.

    Cons

    Management heavy. Too slow to adjust. A lack of visibility into the goals.

    Advice to Management

    Empower development teams to move quicker.

  8. "Pretty nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, decent mangers, somewhat stimulating work environment.

    Cons

    Not particularly high paced or motivated environment.


  9. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a good work life balance

    Cons

    Way too much bureaucracy... below average pay


  10. "overall good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    well process
    ocean of learning stuff. you can learn whatever you want.

    Cons

    salary was not that good