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IT Specialist

IBM Washington, DC +11 locations

The IT Specialist is to be the Application Development lead for the client driven data warehouse system. The applicant will provide review and… IBM

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Maximo Spatial I/T Specialist

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

In this job role you'll use your expertise in translating IT requirements into great design, as well as development and assembly of components… IBM

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SAP IT Specialist

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

The SAP Information Technology (IT) Specialist is responsible for coordinating client deliverables. The candidate provides project support services… IBM

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Scribe Integration IT Specialist

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

include identifying data requirements, creating data models, performing data mapping, testing data integration, identifying and resolving defects… IBM

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Senior IT Specialist/Architect

IBM Washington, DC +11 locations

Selected candidates may not need to travel for all projects outside of their metro area. However, all candidates must be able and willing to travel… IBM

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IT Consulting Specialist

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

In this dynamic role, candidates will travel frequently to work on client engagements with an IBM team of professionals performing financial… IBM

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Senior Software Engineer (Java) - Silverpop

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

• Define, design, implement and test software applications using a variety of technologies, including, but not limited to: Java/J2EE, Oracle PL/SQL… IBM

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Microsoft Dynamics AX IT Specialist

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

include participating in all aspects of the implementation from defining and analyzing business requirements, data modeling and process modeling… IBM

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Cloud Identity Senior IT Specialist – new

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

· Lead clients through initial scoping / sizing in preparation for on-boarding to the Identity Cloud. This includes collecting… IBM

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Microsoft SharePoint Consulting IT Specialist

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

• Delivers new and complex high quality solutions to clients in response to varying business requirements. • Utilizes in-depth knowledge of… 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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