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Heavy bureaucracy and politics

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Account Manager
Current Employee - Sales Account Manager

I have been working at IBM

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

A global company with the ability to work with cultures and people around the world

Cons

heavy bureaucracy and politics, Limited diection from senior management on direction other than just 90 days

Advice to Management

Be open and communicate challenges with the entire team/organization. Changes can't be made if things aren't openly addressed.

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  1. Great place to develop technical expertise

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Cutting edge innovative company that values its employees. Be ready to work very hard but be paid fairly for the work that you do. Great learning opportunities are available for all employees. Company values its position in the market and is constantly innovating in order to meet customer needs.

    Cons

    Big company so implementing new ideas can be a tedious process. Work life balance is not great if you really want to get ahead. If you are not looking for speedy advancement, then good work life balance is possible. Some employees have been around for a many years and believe they are entitled to things because of their seniority. This can create problems for younger employees like myself.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more time for employee evaluations and feedback sessions

  2. Helpful (5)

    Difficult to remain at IBM regarless of benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked for the company for over 10 years have enjoyed working with many professional and highly educated folks. Collaboration between and among teams is excellent. Flexibility to work from home is a plus. A court ruling changed the way IBM must pay overtime. Now many employees that were full-time are paid hourly and IBM must pay for the actual time worked. This has greatly increased my salary, which has also been a plus. Benefits are decent and vacation time is a plus.

    Cons

    There is a feeling of constant stress that you will be laid off at any moment. There is little opportunity for advancement. Employee assessments do not seem to be fairly evaluated. Employees are rated not for their results to their goals but against their peer's results. Only 10% of employees are able to get the highest rating regardless of their results with the remainder of employees rated mediocre or worse. There was little performance bonus last year and no pay raise at all.

    Advice to Management

    Change the employee performance rating system and come up with an equitable solution that rates employees for their own performance.

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