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Great place to work!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at IBM (more than 5 years)

Pros

State of the art technology and co-workers were very friendly and helpful.
Enjoyed the company charity events.
Well known and respected company.

Cons

Long commute.
Life/work not all that bad but could be better.
Some office politics. Just lookout for yourself.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A mixed bag but overall, heading in the wrong direction

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    broad resources to leverage for any assignment , reasonable pay, benefits historically excellent

    Cons

    benefits slowly going down the drain, constant US resource actions leading to extremely overworked people left (now you have to be billable at least 125-145% of the time just to be considered "average") extremely unfair rewards system (advertise that they "reward performance" but reality is, rewards are extremely limited so most who "perform" are definitely NOT rewarded due to the inadequate forced curve. Innovation is possible at IBM, but definitely an uphill battle. Most business units are purely interested in staffing their opps and nothing more--you will have to fight LONG and HARD to get anything new seriously considered--but, it IS possible at least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your manaical focus on your shareholders is ruining this company--slowly, but surely. There's no advice I can really give, because you aren't interested in anything else, despite what you tell clients IBM is all about. It's a shame to watch this historically great American company sinking with respect to delivering real value to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    IBM stinks. They must be hiring people to leave good reviews here.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some people are ok to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of lifers here.

    If you are in engineering, salaries are below industry averages.

    Constant layoffs. You're never safe, especially if you are a top performer.

    Insulting raises and bonuses for many extra hours worked.

    1st line management is incompetent. I had one good manager in my four years.

    Boring products. IBM has a follower mentality and great at making product clones. They simply acquire or copy successful products and leverage the IBM brand recognition. As an example, my VP gave our product team 90 days to reproduce HP's cloud management offering just so we could have a similar product in the market and get a few customers. LAME!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit ,so someone with real creativity and customer empathy can be brought in, 'cause ex-sales people just don't cut it as CEO (Palmisano and now Rometty).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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