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Good in the past, steady decline in the last decade

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Rochester, MN
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Rochester, MN

I have been working at IBM

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    IBM is a fair place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    IBM has a Large Project Pool
    IBM has a Small Project Bench
    IBM has a good and up front approach to yearly reviews

    Cons

    IBM may not compensate employees enough for the role that they are performing

    IBM may not value their employees right to choose what projects are best for their careers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM may not value their employees right to choose what projects are best for their careers. In some cases it is apparent that the company is trying to just staff roles and not find good fits.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience, not much upward movement, compensation mediocre

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

    I have been working at IBM

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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