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Systems & Technology Group - Storage Support Specialist

IBM Gaithersburg, MD +2 locations

IT Specialists in this job role work with products or solutions based on any vendor hardware and/or any vendor operating system software. This role… IBM


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Infrastructure Architect – new

IBM Washington, DC +14 locations

This role concentrates on the design of infrastructures including servers, storage, workstations, middleware, non-application software, networks, and… IBM


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Network Infrastructure Architect/Engineer

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

This role concentrates on the design of infrastructures including servers, storage, workstations, middleware, non-application software, networks, and… IBM


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Technical Solution Architect

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

• Design and conduct Technical Computing and related product presentations and demonstrations as well as question & answer discussions with the… IBM


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SAP Cloud Architect - Softlayer

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

The SAP Cloud Architect is a sales support role focused on SAP Applications for Cloud and Infrastructure Services, and is responsible for reviewing… IBM


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Mobile IT Architect

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

Are you a professional interested in applying your expertise to get real business value for clients? As an Application Architect, you'll team with… IBM


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Application / Cloud Architect

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

You'll define best practices in the critical evaluation, selection and/or development of the software components and hardware requirements of… IBM


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Software Developer

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

You'll define best practices in the critical evaluation, selection and/or development of the software components and hardware requirements of… IBM


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Technical Solution Architect - Platform Computing

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

Work closely with Platform HPC Cloud Business Development Manager and direct sales teams to develop business opportunities, analyze customer… IBM


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Sterling Order Management IT Architect

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

The IT architect will also lead the design & development of reusable artifacts, across the life-cycle phases of an OMS implementation. Success… 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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