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Great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Server Support in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Server Support in Houston, TX

I have been working at IBM

Pros

The atmosphere and coworkers were phenominal. Had a Great time here, a nice work pace as well without too much drama.

Cons

At times there could be very little work to be done. This was not a failure of work to be done, but a failure from upper level management to approve said work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It does take quite a while to gain approval or permission to get some simple things done. Also there needs to be more communication between departsments to keep tools and equipment in assigned places.

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    Get some experience then move on

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Dubuque, IA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Good benefits package (4 weeks of vacation to start, basic health care and dental for employee paid, 5% full match on 401K after 1 year)
    Reasonably laid back work environment
    IBM looks good on my resume

    Cons

    Communication to me from my manager is really lacking.
    I came to the company with 4 years of IT experience and was made to take an entry level job with a salary in the low 30s. Several other people with less experience that have come in after me are making more than I am to start.
    The management on our team is so disconnected there are 3-4 people that literally do almost nothing all day, every day while several of us run like crazy to get things done.
    IBM is not in a "promotion or raise mode" at the moment so I'm doing work that is in a higher band but not being paid for it. This has gone on in this position for many months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is no opportunity for serious raises and promotions for an employee with good performance reviews after almost two years why would I stick around?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be Great - Now Not so Much

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Big company with lots of roles and opportunities
    There are still some great people
    Brand name can still open doors

    Cons

    Big company with way too much bureaucracy
    Doesn't invest in its consulting business any more
    Management mantra has become cut-cut-cut costs
    Too many layers of management leads to management by spreadsheet
    Hard work and success are no longer rewarded
    Lots of great people have left or been pushed out the door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive up the stock price by growing sales and improving delivery quality rather than cutting everything that supports successful sales and delivery. Manage talent to keep and promote high performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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