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Very challenging job, requiring more work to be performed many evenings and into the weekends

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Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Enjoy working with people who have a passion for the jobs they perform. Most IBMers are very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and will help you wherever possible.

Cons

As in most companies, I believe we are working far longer hours then ever before. If you are an exempt employee, your hourly rate drops significantly due to the excessive nights and weekends worked. As much as you earn, when you look at an hourly rate, it's not always that impressive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Seems like even in the best of times, IBM still does not offer much of a bonus or salary increase plan. Even as a top performer, you're lucky if your increase is 1-1.5%. I find this no way to retain top performers and talent. IBM seems to be moving towards a company that hires top talent, but that these people will only stay for 5 years. There is far more churn in attrition than ever before.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    This is a messy place to work. It is not the one that I thought of in my graduate school.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    1. Flexible work/life balance if you work on non-critical projects.
    2. Excellent and open minded colleagues on the first line to work with.

    Cons

    1. If you work on critical projects, please prepare yourself to sacrifice your work/life balance, prepare yourself to work with the frequent high level management decision change.
    2. Very poor employee recognition, unless you are a kissing-ass type of employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management would not listen to any useful suggestions at this site. Look at the past several years, too many wrong decisions made.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Big Corporation to work for. Looks good on the Resume

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    1. Excellent work / life balance options
    2. Above market rate salaries
    3. Tons of opportunities to learn
    4. Large population of employees and big project teams lends exposure to diverse cultures.

    Cons

    1. Assignments can be long and hopelessly monotonous.
    2. Performance rating system seems to be flawed. You may be held on bench earmarked for an engagement for future project by the Partners / RDM's; but you still will get less rating for your low utilization, which was not your fault in the first place.
    3. Performance targets are set in Feb / March for the year. Evaluations for the year occur end of November / December, leaving first 2 months and last 1 month out of the scope. You are left to accomplish the 12 month goals in just 9 months..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance rating system seems to be flawed. You may be held on bench earmarked for an engagement for future project by the Partners / RDM's; but you still will get less rating for your low utilization, which was not your fault in the first place.

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