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Good in the past, steady decline in the last decade

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Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Rochester, MN
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Rochester, MN

I have been working at IBM

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

Pros

Chance to work with world class technology.
Vacation holiday and personal time flexibility.
Health benefits seem to be pretty good.

Cons

Erosion of support functions, leads to extra work just to keep your work environment going. Workstation support is one, admin support is another.
Recurring layoffs keeps you on edge.

Advice to Management

Not sure what advice I could offer. Leadership at IBM is driven by shareholders, and apparently some large shareholders exert a lot of pressure on IBM execs with regard to earnings per share, share buybacks, dividends, acquisitions, "productivity" -- which is tied to human resource costs, etc.

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    Large corporation where politics often take precedence over business.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IBM has good benefits and the people in general are a pleasure to work with and very supportive. Within IBM there is a wide breadth of opportunity and IBM does promote networking with colleagues throughout the company.

    Cons

    Politics and personal aspirations can affect decision making in the best interest of the smaller business units. It is expected that an executives will put their career first.

    Advice to Management

    When there is a lack of clarity in business direction for the individual, this creates pressure and stress and a decline in moral. The direction in the US with global hiring has sent a message that US employees are expendable.


  2. Great learning experience, not much upward movement, compensation mediocre

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Treasury Professional in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Treasury Professional in Armonk, NY

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn in different positions if you show the willingness
    Openness in sharing skills
    Support for diversity - in action not just words
    Respect for personal life boundaries
    Flexibility in work and personal styles

    Cons

    Even sharp people get comfortable and lose their edge
    Not much upward movement among ranks - demoralising
    Compensation is mediocre

    Advice to Management

    Invest in middle management - the new grads and senior mgmt are well taken care of
    Introduce more accountability


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