Should I join IBM cloud as Software Engineer?

Amazon XDYP25
Feb 16, 2018 25 Comments

I am receiving a software engineer offer at IBM in SV for one of their cloud projects.
1. How good is IBM and its cloud division?
2. Do they give stock options?
3. Signing bonus?

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TOP 25 Comments
  • IBM LTAE71
    When your choices are IBM or anywhere else; choose anywhere else
    Feb 16, 2018 2
    • IBM DaEI86
      Lmfao
      Feb 17, 2018
    • IBM qFdm71
      Great advice! I agree. I left IBM after 10+ years and couldn’t be happier. (Last division was IBM Cloud)
      Mar 27, 2018
  • Citibank / Eng
    euyn65

    Citibank Eng

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    DoubleDutch
    euyn65more
    Just curious, what would make you want to leave Amazon for IBM?
    Feb 16, 2018 4
    • Amazon XDYP25
      OP
      Not having fun. Feels too over worked and stressed out. Trying to break the golden handcuffs.
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Conflict with their vision of control of the world. The lack of understanding over the complexity of the current labor scenario. The idea that AI will replace rather than intelligently collaborate to human augmentation?
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Citibank / Eng
      euyn65

      Citibank Eng

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      DoubleDutch
      euyn65more
      2018office - what???
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Amazon XDYP25
      OP
      Not sure what 2018office meant.
      Feb 16, 2018
  • No. I was in their cloud division. It sucks, no direction and all buzz marketing words. Expect to be disappointed.
    No stock options.
    Small sign on bonus.
    Feb 16, 2018 2
    • IBM / Eng herbal tea
      With which division are you now?
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Ljhknhvvvi

      Amazon Eng

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      Oracle
      Ljhknhvvvimore
      What’s the pay like?
      Feb 16, 2018
  • No
    Apr 3, 2018 1
    • IBM euOF11
      In IBM Bunch of illiterate morons and baboons sitting at the top who got up there through oiling.Technical people are least cared about and it’s a gross human rights violation.My frustration has no limits.Now it has reached new low in employee compensation and benefits and has surpassed all boundaries of shamelessness.
      May 16, 2018
  • IBM / Eng
    bmp15

    IBM Eng

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    IBM
    BIO
    Software Engineer
    bmp15more
    I can assure you that you should not take it
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • IBM kGIc32
    IBM sucks
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • How is the company Bluewolf (IBM acquired it)?
    Feb 23, 2018 0
  • IBM / Eng herbal tea
    Which cloud division? Blue cloud/ bluemix / softlayer?
    Feb 16, 2018 2
    • Amazon XDYP25
      OP
      Watson
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Fujitsu spartan321
      @XDYP25

      Did you join IBM cloud division btw? I am currently interviewing at IBM hence curious about it
      Nov 15, 2018
  • IBM / Other smithers
    I work in Watson. Some of what they say above is true and it depends on where in Watson. What department in Watson?
    Feb 16, 2018 1
    • If you have a coupe of targets find the leader on LinkedIn not the department see if he has a good trait and try to connect with people that work with him in that department. You can even ask the questions to those people.
      Feb 16, 2018
  • SV ?
    Feb 16, 2018 1
    • Amazon XDYP25
      OP
      Silicon Valley
      Feb 16, 2018
  • What is the pay (range) offered? They dont provide any stocks but you can get stocks for 5% less
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt
    beXU82

    Amazon Mgmt

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    Cisco
    beXU82more
    My friend worked in IBM cloud as system architect for few years. Recently left because IBM has already lost the war.
    Feb 16, 2018 0