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It all depends on the team.

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Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Flexible work/life balance, easy to work remotely.
Pay is satisfactory.
Company policies can be short sighted and frustrating.

Cons

Difficult to get promoted. Especially if you're not a typical role like a developer.
Employee evaluations are subjective, it all depends on your management.
Each team works differently. Overall the IBM culture is friendly and fair, but if you join a recent aquisition, for example, you may not be treated "fairly" by the non-IBM environment.
Work environment has become depressing over the years, with most people working from home. Not a lively place to work anymore.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the evaluation system. It's ridiculous that you can't have a rock star team, and someone has to be at the bottom with risk of being fired - all based on one manager's opinion? Focus more on employee motivation - keep quality talent.

No opinion of CEO

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    Its just ok

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in East Lansing, MI

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    The name goes a long way. IBM's clients are very impressive.

    Cons

    Having a distributed workforce makes it very hard to get things done, unless you enjoy sitting on conference calls or chatting on SameTime all day long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think IBM's push for working at home makes getting things done very difficult. Its nice, but doesn't lead to a very productive workplace when working with the clients IBM services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to be if you are moderate aggressive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    The flexibility ensure that work life balance is in good Check. I would say that benefit part of the package is pretty good compared to the industry.

    Cons

    There are too many products, initiative within the company and if you are not working on star initiatives the individual growth really slows down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the if the product/project is not very exciting then it should have other perks like salary hikes, options etc. If work is not exciting and overall compensation is not lucrative its very difficult to keep employees motivated

    No opinion of CEO
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