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Resource Program Manager (RPM)

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

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SAP Associate Partner Complex Program Manager – new

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

The Complex Program Manager in SAP is responsible for successful delivery of IBM's largest and most complex SAP… IBM

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Program Manager

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Seeking an experienced Program Manager to oversee Projects with strong delivery management skills. The… IBM

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AMS Program Manager

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SoftLayer Business Partner Program Manager

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will include: • Understanding SoftLayer Partner Programs positioning vs competition • Successful p… IBM

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Program Manager - Internship (Toronto, ON)

IBM Toronto

for Program Manager include: At the forefront of new technology implementations and initiatives, the project… IBM

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Watson Security Program Director – new

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and risk across the cloud stack. The Program Director leads a team to manage the program for regulatory… IBM

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developerWorks Program Administrator-Technical Rockstar Program

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Integration Executives, Geo Functional Leaders, and Geo Recruiting Program Manager (RPM… IBM

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Transition and Transformation Integration Manager

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

This role is responsible for successful delivery of IBM's largest and most complex client commitments. This role requires a team leader, an astute… IBM

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    Disclaimer: A lot of what I'm writing below of course depends on the work area and management chain. But I found this to be fairly pervasive policies in IBM in my 9+ years with the company.
    1. IBM's policies and management are very flexible when it comes to working remotely or accommodating various life situations (sick days, doctor visits, etc.). Management is encouraged to measure an employee by their work and impact, and not by hours spent at their office.
    2. Great colleagues! Though unfortunately, many have been leaving due to the instability of IBM's HW development business.
    3. At least in my area, there's a high level of flexibility on which projects should I undertake based on my and my management assessment of business impact.


    1. Unfortunately, IBM still uses the "normal distribution" rating system, where at the end of the year each employee is ranked as a top contributor (5%), above average contributor (15%), average contributor (~75%), and bottom contributor (5%). This curve is difficult to apply in the R&D world, where you may have many members of the team working long and hard hours, and end up being "average contributors" at the end of the year, because there just isn't room for all to be top contributors.

    2. The above may not be so disturbing, if only IBM didn't practically cancelled all raises, performance bonuses and incentive for the non top-performers. I've had a consistent "above average" rating in the last 4-5 years, and my raise and performance bonus were ridiculous mere 1.5-2% of my salary. Were I rated "average contributor" I would have gotten NOTHING. So you can imagine that people can go year after year without any raise to their salary.

    From talking to manager friend, this is IBM's way to eliminate the non-top-performers without having to fire them, as part of its direction of reducing US manpower.

    3. Hiring freeze in many areas - again, as part of IBM's attempt to reduce its workforce across North America and Europe we see many jobs move to the India and Far East markets. This is of course upsetting to see local teams shrink and disappear, especially when many great local IBM colleagues and experts begin to drop out. From my experience thus far working with India SW teams - they are still very far away from the standards I would have expected from US and Europe based teams.

    4. Poor top down communication about company's and divisions' future. Employees learn from rumors and news websites what's about to come...

    Advice to Management

    Management must keep in mind that it today's world, which is saturated with brilliant companies that hire top talent, IBM must remain competitive to attract great talent and hold on to it. In the meanwhile, we're seeing the opposite trend, where great people leave IBM for other companies, be it because of a more competitive package, dropping morale and many other reasons.

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