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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.  

    This opinion is about Network Solutions, which is an IBM acquired company.. A pure DESI & goal-less company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Nature of Business is Good; But the people are too lazy to take interest in the Company's growth.. Especially Senior Management are kind of Escapists, taking the Business Rudder-less.. (Plz take this opinion as for NETWORK-SOLUTIONS.. But, NOT for IBM

    Cons

    NOCi Product - too stupid product to buy; It is not even updated in their own web-site; Also, Application Development Team just enjoys while screaming & shouting.. No calmness & seriousness. Ironically, Product Managers themselves talk NEGATIVE about their own Product; Make mockery of it.. And so is Engineering Manager / Engagement Manager - Just passing time.. What a rubbish company to work with !!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A Country Manager some one works from their Base HQs need to be appointed; NOT from Remote Management.. Also, screws of the Development & Sales Teams need to be tightened.. They are in a pathetic shape as of now. NO ONE (repeat) NO ONE takes pride in the Organization.. What an Irony :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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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