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First 3 years was very acceptable. Last year and a half was soul-crushing.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I worked at IBM

Pros

Good benefits. Good job security. If you're on the right team it can be a good place to work.
There are some good people there and some are very knowledgeable. If you can work with the right people you can learn a lot.

Cons

Don't expect to get any raises, not even to keep up with cost of living.
You will always hear the same excuse, "there is no money for raises" even during times the company is posting record profits.
Don't expect the company to look out for your best interests. I worked through a bout of hard chemo therapy with no recognition for my sacrifice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize your employees efforts. Try and see past profits and see people as people.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    1) Flexibility
    2) High Knowledge reserves
    3) Best Brand

    Cons

    1) Little motivation to do the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Know the employee more by regular contact and discussions.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to start with, but corporate direction for US employees has diminished

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. Great benefits. Good pay.

    Cons

    Employee performance review seems to be words only. It used to be fair, lately in the US, it's just an RA tool. Layoffs are a huge reality in the US at all times, all levels, and all levels of performance. US employees are a metric on paper these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back into the US market. Don't forget your greatest asset - your employees. A company IS it's employees, not a business model on a spreadsheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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