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Not bad, but hard to feel strongly about

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

Pros

Great Brand
Great American Company
Safe
Decent pay (but not great pay also not well-adjusted for high-cost locales)
Some very bright and interesting coworkers (mean employee quality just slightly above average; probably not a corporate objective to do too much better than that as they cannot compensate at a level that the truly great employees might demand)

Cons

Not as safe as it used to be, plenty of US layoffs and jobs moving overseas
Bureaucratic
Run by bean-counters
Cult of the salesman
Good, not great
No work/life balance in consulting, though I'm told it's good elsewhere in IBM
What have you done for me lately?
No real bonus
Draconian expense policies
Resists change
Large size = No individual relevance to unit or corporate success

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Forget about next quarter, think about the next 100 years
Quit trying to squeeze blood from a stone
Your clients and your employees are more important than your stock price

Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for IBM

  1.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Software Sales Manager

    Pros

    Education and Career Diversity is very good. Career Growth can be achieved but only for the very top performers. It is nice to be able to move to other roles and product areas. Very diverse.

    Cons

    Decision by committee on everything. Way too much micro management of Sales. Sales spends 30 - 40% of their time actually selling. 60 - 70% in administrative overhead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Sales to allow sellers to actually sell, not be on forecast calls and doing emergency projects. To many "chiefs"...not enough "indians".

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Huge company with lots of information.

    Cons

    Less salary for my current role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay mor eto your employees

    No opinion of CEO
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