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30+ days ago

Project Manager

IBM Detroit, MI

The Project Manager is responsible for managing the various knowledge transfer tasks relating to transition of applications. The Project Manager… IBM


30+ days ago

System Services Representative

IBM Detroit, MI +2 locations

This is an Entry Level Position. The candidate in this role will act as an individual contributor responsible for Multi-Vender Services on other… IBM


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    Pros

    home office, 401k, training.

    Cons

    It all depends on the luck of who your management team is. The company can be great in the right place or absolutely awful in the wrong place. In my case I had great management for years but then made the mistake of moving into a team where unbeknownst to me, management was a nightmare. Employees do not get raises unless they are rated a 1 or 2+. But the ratings must be curved. So most get a 2+ but there must be at least one person on each team that gets a 1, 2 and 3 rating. So if all on a team are top notch someone must be designated as less than top notch even if there is a fine line between them. And If you are not a favorite, management gives you a 3 rating whether it is valid or not. After that you will be given a chance to "improve" but it can be rigged against you. It is a very political and subjective system. Also getting a 2+ is not a guarantee that you will get a raise if the company is not making their revenue targets that year and that happens very often. As a result, many employees complain of not getting a raise for years. So if you take a job at IBM make sure you work in an area that keeps you well rounded and is well respected in the workplace so that you can leave IBM if you need to. It is too easy to paint yourself into a corner and work on things that are only important to IBM. Then one day you find that you are stuck because you only have experience with a niche IBM product and too many jobs are seeking experience with Oracle and MS products.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the archaic PBC rating system that mandates that some employees do not get raises just because of the team that they are on. Find a better way to give employees raises that they deserve.


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