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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can be hit or miss.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Consistently in some category of "Top XYZ of companies to work for," wide range of services and project opportunities, reputation and brand recognition as a global leader.

    Cons

    Moving towards a virtual firm with little office interaction; VERY stingy with extras (providing cell phones or even reimbursement for consultants, few training dollars, no coffee or water provided in those offices that are left, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the feedback of people leaving the company (during the exit interview) and channel up the chain of command in order to identify and address trends and themes. Some basic needs are not being met and have been communicated by former employees who do care about the company.

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  2.  

    Great company, rough job making 80+ cold calls a day.

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    Former Employee - Lead Development Representative in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Development Representative in Coppell, TX

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Company is amazing. great benefits, amazing co-workers, all fellow employees willing to help you and talk to you about your career

    Cons

    LDR Job-they were not upfront for how long we would be in this position- In the beginning said 6months to a year, after working for 14 months they said it would be another year or two before opportunity for advancement would arise. Unclear about how focused on "cold calling" the job would be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More upfront about what job entails and how long you will be required to stay. Excellent job on feedback and helpfulness with new college grads in first "real job".

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