IBM Employee Reviews in Baton Rouge, LA
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IBM CIC in Baton Rouge, LA lacks direction. Too many people hired too soon out of college and paid below market value for a consultant. Was told 50% travel and you’re expected to say yes when asked to travel 100% to client sites. Many experienced employees when openly say the only way to advance is to leave and go back.
Reward travel with airlines/hotels
Never home/pay below market value
When you are hired, you are promised various career growth opportunities, but you will quickly find out that once they place you in a certain area, they will try to keep you there with no incentives for advancement. Bonuses and promotions are rarely given. You are not placed on projects based on your skillset and interests, but based on billable work available. Training isn't always afforded/available for the type of project work you will be assigned. Expect to use your personal cell phone and internet services for client work. No technical equipment or support is provided to you outside of the work laptop. Teammates are very supportive and helpful, but little to no support from the higher-ups. Overall, if you are looking for a job that is complacent and looking to get a start in the industry with mediocre pay, this would be the place to begin.
great introduction to career in the tech industry, supportive internal team members, diversity and inclusion
salary, work/life balance, organizational structure, management, lack of training, communication, no work phone or internet provided for analysts and consultants, etc.
As a consultant you get the typical long hours and client demands associated with any IT project. STAY AWAY from the CIC unless this is your absolute last pathway for employment. Management could care less about your own personal job growth and will assign you to whatever is most profitable. Pay was way under industry standards and promotions take a long time to come by. That being said if you are looking for a very entry level position and under average pay this can be a place to pick up some skills to be introduced to the workforce. High turnover rate is very common and freshers are always being hired it seems. Understand the difference between IBM core and the delivery center beforehand.
Flexible work depending on projects, Opportunity to learn the industry
Long hours, Underwhelming pay, Management was subpar
IBM will cheer you on, bolster you up, enable you, and equip you to grow and soar at your career path of choice. IBM truly supports the 'growth mindset', here you are given countless resources, training and hands-on learning such as shadowing roles. Truly a 5 out of 5 company!
Work life balance
You must apply for projects, so it cant be helped that you may feel unemployed at times.
The CbD program was well planned out and allowed for us to really get into meaningful work right out of university. Improvements could be made in placing consultants on projects that are appropriate for them considering experience and education.
I grew up reading about IBM when i was a kid in magazines They have been around since the beginning. No other Technology company has more patents or a deeper history i feel like they are underrated simple because they have been around for too long in a field where new almost always means better.
Growth a culture about learning
Trying to stand out but not too much
Your experience will depend on how determined you are to succeed. Other than that, it will depend on who your overseeing manager is. I don't think my manager even knew my name as I only spoke to this person 3 times during my time there. This person didnt even respond to my emails. Also, they managed to misspell my name on my desk. You can say it was downhill since day 1.
At an IBM CIC you'll typically work on contracted assignments. You'll spend about a month on the bench not working and perhaps training. Management can range from extremely helpful to distant and difficult to reach. The main goal is to have you on a project, they'll guide you in training if you don't already have some experience which is great. I am not personally into 100% travel and some of these projects are that. Though, I've found it difficult at times to work remotely depending on time zones. They will not switch projects for most reasons aside from health. They will encourage advancement if they see you're doing well and will give you a small raise. You will not be encouraged to specialize in any tech stacks and need to be flexible. This can be a pro or a con depending on your goals.
Great entry level experience, so much free training, advances based on skill
Healthcare is mediocore, can be too much travel, below mediocore pay starting
My initial thought was that IBM was a great company. Things have changed over the past year. You have to find a project in order to actually do some work which is absurd. The management forces you to get on a project that doesn’t fit your skill set or that you don’t have interested in. You are expected to work 50 to 60 hours a week if you’re on a project and you don’t get compensated for working over 40 hours a week. It’s just way more negatives than positives. I wouldn’t recommend IBM to anyone.