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Product Manager

IBM Washington, DC +13 locations

, a Product Manager leads a cross-functional team. Typically, however, none of the team members report directly to… IBM


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Senior Product Manager, Mobile Platform

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

, a Product Manager leads a cross-functional team. Typically, however, none of the team members report directly to… IBM


17 days ago

Security Services Product Manager - Training and Awareness

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

A security-aware culture is often one of the largest challenges for many enterprises. The ideal candidate should have experience in this specific… IBM


17 days ago

Senior Product Manager - Security Operations Consulting

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

The ideal candidate should have experience in the security industry with demonstrated knowledge of customer demands, emerging technologies, evolving… IBM


8 days ago

Security Services Product Manager (Endpoint Security)

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

innovation and diversify their IT environment. As a Security Services Product Manager, you will become a critical… IBM


23 days ago

Security Services Product Manager (Managed & Cloud)

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

IBM Security Services is seeking a services product manager to join our exciting division, focused on ensuring that… IBM


2 days ago

Security Services Product Manager - Managed Data Protection – new

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

The selected candidate will join IBM's innovation team, focused on developing managed security services solutions around data protection. The role is… IBM


13 days ago

Product Marketing Manager for Identity and Access Management

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

Go-to-Market Strategy: Help drive the overall strategy, planning and execution for IBM's IAM product family in support of awareness, market-share and… IBM


17 days ago

Senior Product Manager Security Services Strategic Outsourcing

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

IBM Security Services is a fast-growing organization within IBM, focused on innovation and growth. We are seeking a services product IBM


17 days ago

Security Services Senior Product Marketing Manager

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

very closely with a team of talented product managers and consultants to… 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 for 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.

    Neutral Outlook