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Lots of learning opportunities, but few growth opportunities

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

I have been working at IBM

Pros

1. Brand and instant recognition
2. Capable colleagues
3. Big-name clients
4. Knowledgebase

Cons

1. Low compensation
2. Few opportunities for growth
3. Too much red tape

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. They know what they are NOT doing.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Great people, decent pay, but no room to advance

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    Current Employee - Consulting Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Consulting Sales Specialist

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    The people who work at IBM are terrific. Bright, savvy, 'whatever it takes'. I have never met a better group of dedicated professionals eager to make their clients happy.

    Cons

    1. Too many Resource Actions (RAs) aka layoffs. The latest round affected too many good people that IBM cannot afford to let go
    2. Some (ie Cringley) have predicted that 78% of IBM US personnel will be gone by 2015 in order to meet the $20 EPS promise that Palmisano made, called Roadmap 2015. Internally we call it Roadkill 2015.
    3. Company manages by cost cutting and with little consideration for the people. Do not expect any raises once you get here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The heavy handed management style that Gerstner brought with him still exists today. Today's manager / director / VP only cares about him or herself, and promoting ones career. Morale is as low as I have ever seen, and the cost cutting moves that Ginny Rommetti has made ensure that it stays low. Micromanagement is rampant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    The balance of work life is one of the best thing that IBM has for workers

    Cons

    The managers can be a difficult obstacle in your grow path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to school

    No opinion of CEO
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