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I like the flexibility.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

I have been working at IBM

Recommends
Approves of CEO
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.

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  1. Good place to sale.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Flexibility with work/life balance
    Working from home
    Good people to work with
    Professional environment
    Professional people
    Good Executive Management support

    Cons

    Long hours
    Management too matrix ed
    Management not always on the same page for support and direction
    Rifts every six months

    Advice to Management

    Keep management in one directions
    reduction in resources may not produce the best business environment
    More information sharing across the teams


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    You are a salesman, and a peon at that

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    Current Employee - Software IT Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software IT Architect in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


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