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Great place to work, except for the short sightedness of management

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Boston, MA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flexibility to work at home or traditional office and have more flexible hours. The possibilities are amazing ad there is so much that can be learned.

Cons

I seem to always to be on call. While I am senior at my work, I sometimes feel junior in what I am doing.

Advice to Management

Management is too focused on the stock market, making money on consulting and tightening the rules while moving jobs to India to fatten the bottom line. Meanwhile, IBM is slow to adopt new technologies or has bloatware that few people are trained on.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. A forward-thinking company that is back on top.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Web Production Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Global Web Production Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The level of competence across all employee levels is very high, at least at ibm.com. Great workplace environment in my division Forward-thinking technology-wise, fully embracing social media Good work/life balance Good opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Lots of politics Too many silos. Company is so big, there may be thousands of people doing similar work as you, but if you're not in your department, you may never hear about them. IBM is a global company; US employees are the most expensive, so many jobs are being outsourced, and management is under terrific pressure to downsize all the time Too many contractors, not enough full-timers. IBM gives a false impression of the number of employees there because probably 40-60% are contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Be more customer-focused, not so internally focused.


  2. Sweet n' Sour

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's a lot of emphasis on employee development, although not for all employees. The benefits package is good as well.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy! It gets in the way of business, stifles innovation and discourages good ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk about allowing the people closer to the action to make their own decisions; actually allow this to happen. Also, don't make grandiose announcements about record revenues and then come up with weak excuses for granting tiny raises (even for top performers) a week later.


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