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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Execs overpaid, hard workers taken advantage of.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    A lot of different opportunities with one employeer. In many instances, given the ability to work from home or a remote location. IBM tries to give a good work-life balance which often works in some peoples favor but can also hurt others.

    Cons

    Easy to get "lost" in such a large corporation. Something always seems to be changing which requires learning a new system or process that is not always an improvement. The ability to work from anywhere is also one of the downfalls. I have found that employees (regardless of their position or standing) are expected to be available at all times regardless of what is going on in their life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on making necessary changes and focus more on the overall business goals. Ensure changes really do promote synergy and drive efficiency and be willing to abandom projects if they do not meet this criteria.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lack of Opportunity at IBM, Unless You're In Asia

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    As a large company, there are many divisions, fields, and locations from which to choose. This advantage gets lost, though, when opportunities come up in different locations--the company, which used to stand for "I've Been Moved," will not pay for your move--you pay out of your own pocket (except if you are an executive, of course).

    Cons

    Outsourcing, layoffs, increasing workload for remaining employees, working weekends with no recognition or extra pay, no pay increases 2 of 4 years. If you want a promotion--good luck. If you want a job in a different location, you pay for the move yourself. No travel, no Christmas parties, no retirement package, no stock options--just more and more work for the same amount of pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the employees recognition, promotion opportunities, make it a fun place to work, not just drudgery

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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