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IBM is fine, no big problems.

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Current Employee - IT Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - IT Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at IBM

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Training, and meeting new people. In addition it is great to meet new clients, and solve interesting problems.

Cons

Travel away from family is hard.

Advice to Management

Stop worring so much about utilization in management so they can be more involved.

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  1. IBM mixed: consider per business: market growth, reputation in that market, and employee opinions from that area.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at IBM

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you find a position right for you on a team that is in one of IBM's core businesses, you'll probably be happy. There are lots of good people in "Big Blue," some of which are extremely well connected in global terms, opening doors to potential opportunities. Strong work and leadership are likely to be recognized and leveraged and, in time, rewarded. Size and stability can raise security, which is especially useful for people with families or other long term responsibilities. There are a broad range of businesses and roles, lateral moves into areas of preference or growth are quite possible.

    Cons

    The company is a behemoth, and with large scale comes processes and cold impersonality - its unavoidable. The company had laudable policies re "people first" and compensation, much of that has gone away. If you're outside the mainstream business, you'll likely be struggling for resources and the attention of policy makers. Much of the internal technology si not competitive with what we find on the internet, and this is an unfortunate burden for the company. Opportunities are subject to the usual competition, do not go to IBM expecting to be a software architect without proving yourself for a decade or more of dues against a bunch of talented others.

    Advice to Management

    I suspect senior management is doing a wonderful job given the problems of scale. Closest I could come to advice would be to "figure out how to free oneself of the burden of antiquated processes."


  2. It's so so

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at IBM

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Athletics, working remotely, it pays money

    Cons

    Lack of security, management, pay, lack of reasonable raises (the kind that keeps up with inflation at the very least), layoffs, working more for the share holder and less for the company, CEO that makes too much

    Advice to Management

    Pay CEO's and execs less, 25 million in total compensation is not reasonable for somebody that does very little actual work. Also, spend less time satisfiying the share holder such as laying off people to make numbers when investing in the companies future by making better products etc will equal long term company success, not the short term they are worried about.


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