IBM – San Jose, CA
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)Pros
Incredible amount of resources to access, whether it be mentorship or a masters degree, IBM has got your back. This company is focused on building your skills, so it is a great launching pad for people early in their career and lacking experience.
For people are skilled enough in what they do to work from home, IBM is a dream come true.Cons
IBM doesn't perform cost of living adjustments, in comparison to other Bay Area competition the pay dismal, however if you move out of the Bay Area to say... Texas, where the taxes are low and the living is cheap; you will be making more money than the local competitors.
Aside from compensation: The company spirit is nowhere near the "Silicon Valley energy" I've seen in other tech firms.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Undoubtably the transition has been tough for managers and has been a source of the slight social breakdown within IBM's teams (another source has been from the increased spreading out of teams across multiple sites and states). A big effort needs to be made in the realm of social engagement especially if they are expected to keep their recent college graduates.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO