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Program Intergration Manager – new

IBM Petaling Jaya

Management of Issue / Risk management / mitigation plans and lead the implementation of MES track and be an SME for Integration… IBM

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Program Manager - Billing & Cloud – new

IBM Nairobi

• Owns Billing & Cloud's projects delivery and takes responsibility for tracking and reporting on Executive levels. • Primary focal point from AMS… IBM

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MSS Transformation Program Manager – new

IBM Heredia

IBM Global Technology Services is fast paced which requires high production, organization and self -motivation. This role will be accountable for… IBM

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Global Equity Operations Program Manager – new

IBM Malaysia Any, Cyberjaya

The role will be responsible for the processing of cycle cash and equity transactions, Employee Equity Program (EEP), issuance of acquisition equity… IBM

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SoftLayer Sr. Security Analyst (2nd & 3rd Shift) – new

IBM Chantilly, VA

• Implement, administrate and monitor a strategic, comprehensive corporate and federal information security monitoring and operation program to… IBM

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Demand Programs Professional – new

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

marketing routes to market for product/solution offerings, managing the program IBM

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Transition/Transformation Project Manager

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

T&T Program Manager will have direct customer interface and interactions… Senior Program Manager (TTSPM), reporting program status to the TTSPM for… IBM

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Quality Assurance Test Specialist – new

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

the product development tech leads and program managers to help define… IBM

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BigFix / IBM EndPoint Manager Consultant – new

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

Candidates must have demonstrated people management skills, ability to work with a group of peers and one who is capable of leading a driven team… IBM

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Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Project Manager

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

include: • Build and manage strong client relationships • Work with clients to establish project policies, procedures, schedules and plans… IBM

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    Advisory Engineer in STG, IBM

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    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)


    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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