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24 days ago

Rational Team Concert Software Developer - Source Code Management -Co-op

IBM Kanata

include: • The Rational Team Concert team is looking for an individual to join its Source Control group. • They need to be able to work with a… IBM

27 days ago

Strategist - Operational Planning & Execution (Entry Level)

IBM Ottawa

may include, but not be limited to: • Assisting the Director of BA Strategy with review, operationalization and tracking of activities related to key… IBM

5 days ago

Software Developer (Entry Level)

IBM Ottawa

The successful candidate will be involved in a number of different aspects in order to deliver the solution, such as developing SPSS models… IBM

12 days ago

Software Verification Developer - Co-op (Ottawa, ON)

IBM Ottawa

for Software Verification Developer include: As an IBM Software Verification Developer, you will be part of Rational's core reporting team. We are… IBM

7 days ago

User Experience / Application Developer - Coop (Ottawa, ON)

IBM Ottawa

The student will be a member of the Information Development Samples Team. The team provides examples of product functionality such as reports… IBM

16 days ago

IBM Cognos Support Technical Analyst

IBM Ottawa

We are seeking a Customer Success Analyst who is looking for a stimulating and challenging career at IBM. The analyst is responsible for remote… IBM

28 days ago

Software Developer

IBM Ottawa

Our key challenge is to provide Enterprise level customers with a high performing, scalable solution to manage an Application Security Program within… IBM

2 days ago

JavaScript Developer for the Orion Browser Based tooling platform - Co-op (Ottaw – new

IBM Ottawa

for JavaScript intern developer for the Orion Browser Based tooling platform: include: • Will need to have proven JavaScript Skills. • Must… IBM

10 days ago

Software Developer - Co-op (Ottawa, ON)

IBM Ottawa

for a Co-op Software Developer include: • Reimagine software that produces multilingual user assistance in a variety of formats… IBM

27 days ago

J9 Virtual Machine Developer - Coop (Ottawa, ON)

IBM Ottawa

for J9 Virtual Machine Developer include: We are looking for software developers who are enthusiastic about working at the language runtime level as… 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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