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I like the flexibility.

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Job flexibility, good compensation, friendly environment, good benefits and vacation days, unlimited sick leave, good short term disability plan and good opportunity to move within IBM.

Cons

If you work remotely then you have an disadvantage. You can't move up the chain very easily. Working with global teams require off hours meetings,etc.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    You are a salesman, and a peon at that

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software IT Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software IT Architect in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IBM has a great reputation and good products. We have some autonomy to do what the customer needs. If you do a good job, your sales people will come to you and take your advice.

    Cons

    Do NOT believe that you will be able to grow your career easily. The field technical team is treated like peons who have no expertise and there is little ability to show your expertise to the brand or other managers. As a result, you are stuck. Furthermore, we are expected to be (as one colleague puts it) a mile wide and a millimeter deep. We've become"demo monkeys" who have to follow the script. Most of us don't know what/how to handle off script questions because we can't specialize in one pert of the portfolio and we get no real training opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the tech teams so that people can specialize. Encourage the field to become experts and then use that expertise to influence the products.


  2. Overall, IBM is a very positive place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best part of working at IBM is that you can move to different roles without losing salary.

    Cons

    IBM can be very bureaucratic, and you end up spending a lot of time coordinating with other IBM'ers, instead of talking to clients.


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