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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Flexibility and access to technology
Descent pay and benefits

Cons

Reorganization often and lack of management understanding of business

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more customer focused

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    If you get acquired, be afraid... be very afraid

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    Former Employee - Product Line Management
    Former Employee - Product Line Management

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Schedule Flexibility
    Access to some very smart people at IBM
    Easy to find people throughout the world
    The initial policies weren't totally stupid

    Cons

    Misleading compensation practices. Hides behind "IBM Policies" in very confusing legal documents yet never tells you what you'll be paid until you get your first paycheck.
    Nothing gets done because there's no leadership backbone and the 'matrix' environment allows anyone who wants to to say "no"
    The company is run by legal and F&A meaning even if the matrix wasn't there.... nothing would get done.
    Required a person 2 people from the CEO to finally approve $2,110 PO after 3 months to pay on an EXISTING obligation. Experienced this 4 times with similar low amounts and no one could have cared less
    No work/life balance, little to no management support and virtually zero recognition
    Completely screwed up the integration and caused massive system problems that slowed sales deals down for months and caused us to miss our annual numbers.
    NO one addresses problems head on. Major initiatives are approved unanimously, including revenue, capital, and operating expense, yet no executive lives up to the commitment and pulls things back without regard to the business impact
    Leadership seems to live to put responsibility on someone besides them and readily accepts mediocrity.
    Had no idea how to do a unique compensation plan which ultimately led to a massive turnover (30%+) of sales virtually gutting the potential of the business.
    This company and job will go down as the absolute worst employment experience of my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either become leaders or leave. You are destroying what was once a good company. Initially, I believed you were people of your words; that your words and integrity meant something. The greatest disappointment was realizing that executive has virtually zero backbone or commitment to the business and questionable judgement. They are so far removed from the business (even though micro management is the order of the day) that, while they all "work" 60+ hours, nothing gets done and they can't push anything over the goal. I joined the company believing in it, I left jaded and disgusted after only 18 months. At the end of the day, I'm just another of the growing numbers of "A" Players walking away. Bye.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Free culture to work which enables innovation in employer to work. Relax timings. Along with it, IBM provides the amount of resources which helps to work freely

    Cons

    IBM is very burecatic sometimes wich longs the cycle time and stops the work. Alon with it with such a huge organization comes big process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the decesion making process so that decison can be taken fast. Also innovation is there but try to give freedom in the are of innovation

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