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Account Manager

IBM Piscataway, NJ

The individual will be expected to work closely with various competencies within IBM to develop and drive AMS services offerings to build AMS… IBM

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Application Developer-Java

IBM Piscataway, NJ

• Developing additional coding as needed (e.g., new release of a program product… IBM

26 days ago

IT Sales Professional

IBM Piscataway, NJ

(1) Demonstrate experience in selling and closing, large, complex, transformational solutions, driving end-to-end solutions which cross individual… IBM

30+ days ago

ExperienceOne Client Solutions Professional - Texas

IBM New York, NY

• Assess customer strategic needs and uncover business requirements in order to portray ExperienceOne solution advantages in support of… IBM

16 days ago

Security Channel Development Representative - New England

IBM New York, NY

- Maintain a knowledge of the specialty sales processes, techniques, and tools, and advises others on their use through opportunity and territory… IBM

30+ days ago

Data Center Relocation Integration Architect

IBM New York, NY

Transition/Transformation-North America Data Center Relocation Center of Competency Team (NADCRC) Data Center Relocation Integration Architect. The… IBM

24 days ago

Federal Smarter Infrastructure Sales Specialist

IBM New York, NY

include: - Managing a broad Federal territory to drive new sales and expand existing business - Creative prospecting through campaigns, business… IBM

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Performance Marketing Professional – new

IBM New York, NY

2. Data Analytics - using data to drive better decisions and implement data driven marketing strategies that deliver personalized experiences for… IBM

30+ days ago

PeopleSoft Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Consultant

IBM New York, NY

We are the world's largest IT and consulting company. Build your portfolio while working on society's most pressing issues. From energy production to… IBM

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Global Talent Management Partner - Systems

IBM New York, NY

Programs focus in the areas of workforce planning, retention, performance management, career and professional development, skill and role… IBM

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    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

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    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 Management

    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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