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IBM isn't that great of a place to work.

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

ProsThere are good discounts with business partners. It looks good on a resume when you look for a new job (and most of us inevitably will).

ConsLayoffs even when the company's profits are in the billions. The CEO describes layoffs as 'business as usual'. We're expected to create world-class products using worthless, freebie tools that don't work properly. Managers change jobs regularly every two years, leading to instability in every group. Quotas in performance reviews stop careers from progressing. The internal financial results our bonuses are based on are always somehow lower than the public results, so our bonuses are always lower than projected.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like an asset, not disposable parts.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tom Watson is rolling over in his grave...

    Middleware Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Boulder, CO (US)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros: Opportunity to learn if you are so inclined. Insight into the worst of corporate politics you will encounter anywhere. Chance to develop that ulcer… Cons: Chance to develop that ulcer you haave always wanted. Absolutely ZERO job security- unless the knowledge that… Advice to Senior Management: People are the biggest and best resource of the company. The loyalty that IBM engenders surpasses that of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Needs changes at the top

    Consultant (Former Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros: Hires good people; decent but not great work environment; opportunity to do different types of work;… Cons: Top management: Very greedy (pump-and-dump stock; huge profits by selling stock they didn't buy but were awarded). Very short-term oriented. Lack respect for… Advice to Senior Management: Resign. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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