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User Interface Designer

IBM Chantilly, VA

The role is primarily for a developer, but there are other components that separate it from a classic developer position. The User Interface (UI… IBM


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Technical Sales Engineer - Platform Computing

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

Work closely with Sales Account Manager to develop business opportunities, analyze customer requirements, and provide consultative selling skills in… IBM


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Staff Software Engineer

IBM San Jose, CA +3 locations

Staff Software Engineer, IBM Corporation, San Jose, CA: Design and develop next generation enterprise products in big data, including Apache… IBM


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System/Staff Software Engineer

IBM Pune

IBMs Systems and Technology group is global leader in Servers and Storage systems. The IBM India Storage Lab is located in the prime IT Park at… IBM


17 days ago

Unit Process Engineering - Senior Technical Staff Member

IBM Hopewell Junction, NY

Key expectations for this position include driving overall process solutions for IBMs next-generation semiconductor technology offerings from an… IBM


18 days ago

Research Staff Member

IBM San Jose, CA

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


10 days ago

Software Developer/Engineer

IBM Somers, NY

- Work as part of a dynamic team to discover present and proof of concepts and solutions using various technologies - Build… IBM


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Staff Software Developer on Web Technologies – new

IBM El Salto

- Contributes to department attainment of organizational objectives and high customer… IBM


9 days ago

Research Staff Member - Data Science

IBM Yorktown Heights, NY

• Contribute to the development of new analytics algorithms and solutions • Drive implementation of cloud-based predictive analytics with… IBM


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Research Staff Member - Storage Systems

IBM San Jose, CA

The Storage and Synaptic Systems Department at IBM's Almaden Research Center is seeking a Research Staff Member/Senior Software Engineer to innovate… IBM


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    Advisory Engineer in STG, IBM

    • Comp & Benefits
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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.

    Neutral Outlook

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