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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job flexibility helps offset stagnant salary/career growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, AR
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, AR

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Tremendous work flexibilty in terms of when and where to work. Depending on job may work with some of the best minds in the industry. Salary and benefits are competitive, however the cost of living in the Poughkeepsie, NY location has gotten dramaticly more expensive over the past few years but salaries haven't nearly kept up to make it worthwhile to live/work here instead of for example a place like Austin, TX.

    Cons

    Stagnant salary and career growth. New hires fleeing due to uninpired leadership and work. Very low morale. High cost of living and not other opportunities in the area outside of IBM keeps salaries down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employees instead of just the bottom line and you may be surprised as the impact on the bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quit managing in the short term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Poughkeepsie, AR
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Poughkeepsie, AR

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Many opportunities if you want to travel. Working directly for a client can be rewarding.

    Cons

    Many opportunities, BUT you have to travel. There is really no work-life balance. If you are supporting commercial clients, the clients come first above everything else. If you are in the I/T side of the business, you have no work-life balance. The 100% expectation is to be "on the road". Nothing else matters and there is no sympathy from exec management. IBM has spun the media on this and it is beyond me why the covers do not get blown off on this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit offshoring talented workers. You are killing the company in the long run.

    Disapproves of CEO

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