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28 days ago

Project Manager

IBM Waltham, MA +2 locations

IBM is seeking a Project manager to lead a project team in delivering solutions according to project charter or contract for Communications Sector… IBM


6 days ago

Web Analytics Consultant

IBM Waltham, MA

Be a Web Analytics Consultant at IBM. You won't just be solving IT problems, you'll be working with our top-tier clients to help them meet their… IBM


10 days ago

Research Summer Intern

IBM Cambridge, MA

Many internships have resulted in academic publications, patents, and new features in IBM products. Interns should have experience in one or more of… IBM


19 hrs ago

Research Staff Member-Visualization – new

IBM Cambridge, MA

Our research group aims at advancing the state of the art on visual-analytic. We are an interdisciplinary group comprised of computer scientists… IBM


10 days ago

Software Engineer-Cognitive User Experience

IBM Cambridge, MA

The ideal candidate for this position brings a passion for building novel / experimental systems at various scales, particularly experience with both… IBM


19 hrs ago

Associate Partner Retail: Multi Channel, eCommerce, Order Management – new

IBM Boston, MA

┬ĚSales & Proposal Management: Establishes project vision and objectives with the client. Leads the proposal team through the… IBM


21 hrs ago

SAP Team Lead Consultant with Finance Dispute Management/Credit Management/Colle – new

IBM Boston, MA

This individual will serve as a SAP Application Functional Specialist, providing application functional support and implementation in SAP… IBM


22 hrs ago

Global Health Benefits Manager – new

IBM Boston, MA

The position will be highly visible with frequent opportunities to present to the Director, Health Benefits & Health Promotion Strategy & Design, VP… IBM


15 days ago

IT Strategy Consulting Engagement Manager

IBM Boston, MA

The IT Strategy Consulting Engagement Manager position provides technical leadership, performs project team management, and manage client… IBM


26 days ago

Financial Analyst - Federal Co-op

IBM Boston, MA

can include ledger control, balance sheet, income and expense preparation, invoicing, contract setup and close out, rate development, and financial… 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)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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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