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14 days ago

Software Developer

IBM Emeryville, CA +2 locations

This position offers the opportunity to work in a small team with significant developer control over the design process. On the BigFix team, the best… IBM


9 days ago

Software Engineer - Aspera

IBM Emeryville, CA

You will work 1:1 on customer engagements with: major movie studios, telecommunication companies, and media companies. Responsibilities… IBM


20 days ago

Aspera Software Engineer - Entry Level

IBM Emeryville, CA

As an IBM Software Developer, you'll use the latest tools and technologies available to deliver state-of-the-art software. You'll be responsible for… IBM


4 days ago

Software Engineer

IBM San Francisco, CA

The work location is Ft. Meade, MD Selected candidates may not need to travel for… IBM


27 days ago

Systems Analyst

IBM San Francisco, CA

Selected candidates may not need to travel for all projects outside of their metro area. However, all candidates must be able and willing to travel… IBM


1 day ago

Software Engineer (PHP) - Silverpop – new

IBM San Francisco, CA

• Design of mission critical applications that leverage demonstrated working knowledge of Silverpops Engage platform in order to extend the products… IBM


13 days ago

Software Development Engineering Professional

IBM San Francisco, CA

include Calibre SVRF coding of DFM recommended rules as well as tool enhancements into a yield checking tool for use by Server and… IBM


5 days ago

Cloud Automation Software Architect/Engineer

IBM San Francisco, CA

If you are a talented Orchestration technology candidate who seeks responsibility, thrives when empowered, and has experience in cloud delivery, then… IBM


14 days ago

Software Development Manager

IBM San Francisco, CA

for efficiency and effectiveness • Monitoring scrum teams productivity • Assisting… IBM


12 days ago

Cloud Automation Software Developer

IBM San Francisco, CA

If you are a talented Orchestration technology candidate who seeks responsibility, thrives when empowered, and has experience in cloud delivery, then… 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 (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.

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