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Patent Attorney

IBM Endicott, NY +2 locations

of this position include: continuing study of relevant patent law, reviewing invention disclosures and patentability search results, interviewing… IBM

16 days ago

Legal Attorney

IBM Riyadh

IBM Lawyers provide advice and counsel on legal matters and business ethics, and conduct and direct litigation. Though the emphasis may differ from… IBM

30+ days ago

Lead Patent Attorney

IBM Endicott, NY

will include: teaching/coaching inventor interviews, technical writing, and claim drafting; participation/leading claim workshops and prosecution… IBM

30+ days ago

General Lawyer

IBM Johannesburg

Employees with professional legal training and experience, who are admitted attorneys qualified to practice law. Lawyers provide… IBM

16 days ago

Intellectual Property (IP) Lawyer

IBM Rochester, NY

The preferred candidate will bring patent application drafting skills, team leading, and collaborative approaches to patent application preparation… IBM

30+ days ago

Tax Counsel - Controversy

IBM Armonk, NY

The IBM controversy team has three main functions. First, it manages all aspects of the U.S. federal tax audit, including overseeing the Information… IBM

8 days ago

Legal Student

IBM Lima

Si te encuentras cursando el 9no ciclo de tu carrera, estás en tercio, quinto o décimo superior y tienes excelentes habilidades de redacción, Postula… IBM

8 days ago

Legal Mediation Officer

IBM Research Triangle Park, NC

as needed. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to grasp the concepts of legal documents… IBM

30+ days ago

Intellectual Property Legal Assistant

IBM Endicott, NY

include completing and submitting to the USPTO complex forms for patent application filing and prosecution, obtaining pertinent data and entering it… IBM

30+ days ago

Tax Professional - Mergers & Acquisitions

IBM Armonk, NY

IBMs internal attorneys and external tax counsels. Familiarity with tax… 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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