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Great resume builder, flexible, extremely poor pay

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Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN

I have been working at IBM

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Extremely flexible company, as long as you get your work done. Opportunity to work in wide variety of areas to build professional experience.

Cons

Pay is OK for entry level position, however as you progress in your career and take on additional responsibilities you might be lucky to get one promotion (8% raise). To put it another way you could work 20 hrs / week doing the bare minimum and get paid the same as a top performer who is working 60+ / week. There's no motivation to perform.

Advice to Management

Good place to start your career but don't plan on staying for the long haul, unless you're in love with the Rochester area.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    IBM = I'm By Myself (and it's true!)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    IBM continues to hone it's corporate markeing around Smarter Planet and Advanced Analytics. And IBM Research continues to be an innovation engine that develops industry-leading assets and IP.

    Cons

    Unfirtunately, the IBM culture over last 2 years has moved from a strategic to tactical approach with an intense, zealot-like focus on weekly cadence and pipeline. Management by edict is now the norm with little collaborative effort. “Every man, woman and child for themselves” is the new company mantra, or should be. Very little effort is invested in employee development, strategic asset development and long-term client relationship building. Overall client satisfaction is at or near historic lows by nearly all measures. The need to cut costs, to always make “the numbers” and drive share price has cast a long, dark shadow over the long-term viability of IBM’s inherit ability to innovate and deliver real, meaningful long-term value to its clients.

    Advice to Management

    To IBM Leadership I would say, work to strike a better balance between results and strategy and fostering people, Will Ginny stop slashing and burning to make her profit numbers and realize that the path to long-term growth has to be more balanced? Will IBM's famous 360 degree management feedback processes be re-instated? Will long-term strategy development be fostered and rewarded across all levels of the organization? The answers to these questions should begin to paint the milemarkers on the roadmap for the future at IBM.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Large corporation where politics often take precedence over business.

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    • 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.


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