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Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Austin, TX (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at IBM as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Tech giant with massive resources and really talented people. You work on products that are touched by millions in mission critical areas. For such a big company, it feels very nimble. You can easily reach any employee worldwide through Sametime. It feels like a tight-knit environment, even thought you are 1 or hundreds of thousands. Every manager I have dealt with is awesome. Uber professionalism throughout.

Cons

It is a big company. It takes weeks to do some things that would be done in hours in a startup. I wish product development was more streamlined. That similar products were merged or shut down. And that products would not be saddled with every single possible feature.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Every single manager I have dealt with is awesome. So keep picking good people.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good benefits and flexibility, not so good upper management

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with personal life.
    Good benefits.
    Room to grow: you can move across groups, departments, etc. relatively easily.
    Culture that promotes integrity.

    Cons

    Budget freezing is crippling teams. The 'do more with less' mentality needs to stop.
    Decisions from execs and finance are negatively affecting teams.
    Benefits could be better compared to other high tech companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep teams together, don't tear them apart, especially when they succeed in putting out a good product. Bring in more people to bolster teams or you're going to lose good talent that you already have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Management Support
    Current Employee - Sales Management Support

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good though expensive benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, pressure to perform

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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