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2 days ago

Watson Security Program Director – new

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

The Watson Security & Risk Assurance (WSRA) Program Director is a key role… and regulations while managing risk. The Program Director will work across… IBM

30 days ago

Program Director - Portfolio Marketing, Enterprise Social Software and IBM Verse

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

As a leader of the portfolio management team, you will be responsible for defining the Go To Market (GTM) strategy, creating unique Point of Views… IBM

6 days ago

Cloud Infrastructure Services Program Director

IBM Austin, TX

We are looking for a second line development manager responsible for leading a world-wide team of software engineers in developing cloud… IBM

6 days ago

Program Director, Industry Thought Leadership and Incubation Manager

IBM Research Triangle Park, NC

• Developing and executing a plan for participation in non-IBM industry conferences, meet-ups, hack-a-thons and other events, including panel… IBM

30+ days ago

Account Director - Silverpop

IBM Washington, DC +11 locations

require: • An understanding of Silverpops products, services and partner solutions. • Skills in behavioral marketing, digital marketing channels… IBM

14 days ago

Program Manager

IBM Washington, DC +15 locations

Skills for this position require applicants who are equally adept at people, technology and business management. Besides the knowledge of methods to… IBM

4 days ago

Resource Program Manager (RPM)

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

. • This position requires creating and maintaining timely status reports on hiring activity… IBM

30 days ago

SoftLayer Program Manager

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

• Provides program management for product development programs, focusing on: 1. Assertive oversight of product development progress and completion… IBM

14 days ago

Analytics Recruitment Program Manager

IBM Washington, DC +11 locations

We embrace people who think differently, and ideas that are unfamiliar. At IBM, youll collaborate with people who are open-minded and excited about… IBM

30 days ago

Project Manager - Technical Advocate Program

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

The IBM Systems Technical Advocate Program Manager (TAPM) identifies and assigns top Lab/Development resources to Sales teams in two core focus… 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)

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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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