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Advisory Software Engineer /Staff Software Engineer (Development)

IBM Singapore

• Work closely with support engineers and customers to provide speedy resolution for reported issues. • Bring customer product feedback to the… IBM

29 days ago

Solution Architect

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

The Solution Architect will lead, mentor and help grow a world class engineering team. The Solution Architect takes direction from the SEA&T… IBM

14 days ago

Information Technology Security Specialist

IBM Orlando, FL

• Familiarity with commercial products and current Internet technology… IBM

8 days ago

Staff Software Engineer

IBM Marlborough, MA +3 locations

Staff Software Engineer, IBM Corporation, Marlborough, MA: Work on delivering Netezza product compatibility in dashDB. Provide technical input for… IBM

6 days ago

Staff Software Engineer OpenPages

IBM Fuping Xian

include troubleshooting, debugging, and solving problems in existing releases, as well as delivering the development of features in upcoming… IBM

14 days ago

Staff Software Developer

IBM China Beijing, Shanghai

• Actively understand industry development, new technologies and the future development trend; program the feature design of company's technical… IBM

15 days ago

Staff Test Engineer - Performance

IBM Guadalajara

Engineer responsible to define manufacturing test process, provides training to test technician and develops failure analysis methods, selects and… IBM

30+ days ago

IT Lab Admin Hardware Development

IBM Austin, TX

with chief engineers, integration managers, the lab staff, many associated development IBM

19 days ago

Staff Software Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer

IBM Foster City, CA

IBM seeks to hire a Staff Software Quality Assurance. As an IBM Software Developer, the candidate will use the latest tools and technologies… IBM

13 days ago

Research Staff Member

IBM San Jose, CA +2 locations

This role generates highly novel ideas, both theoretical and experimental, in a specific engineering or scientific discipline and invents and designs… 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)

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    Neutral Outlook


    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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