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Intellectually stimulating work environment, but can be difficult to navigate

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at IBM

Pros

- Smart and dedicated co-workers
- Wide range of options for career progression
- Work-life balance
- Strong senior leadership

Cons

- Compensation possibly below market. Stock options/grants rarely given. Negligible discount in employee stock purchase plan.
- Can be difficult to navigate
- Promotions can be slow -- partially related to the fact that there is a lot of good talent.
- There seems to be a process for everything -- can get in the way of progress
- Constant re-organizations

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to take calculated risks.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    IBM - I've Been Mislead, mistreated, miserable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Fulfillment Professional in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Fulfillment Professional in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    work from home mobility is nice. IBM has nice logo items.

    Cons

    Senior management is only interested in keeping stock price high. IBM is always offshoring jobs. 2/3 of IBM employees are outside the US now. Vacation blackout dates for a total of 2 months each year. Management has not mentioned a word to it's US employees, and over 5,000 have lost their jobs in the last two weeks. They rule by fear and intimidation. When you manage good business results, you don't get a raise, and instead are fed the line "at least you have a job" all while IBM records record revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offshore some executives for a change. The Chinese keyboard factory where they make 41 cents an hour might have some openings. It's time to stop manipulating the company for the executive benefit. Executives should work for the employee, not the other way around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    IBM does for employee relations what the Titanic did for the cruise industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Essex Junction, VT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Essex Junction, VT

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Very good people throughout the company - far better than IBM deserves.

    Cons

    Sadly, IBM has made alienating its workforce into an art form. People work under continual threat of being laid off, and those who remain watch their benefits erode every year. Every action from upper management reflects their attitude that "human capital" is to be used and then discarded. You are free to dismiss this post as a rant from a disgruntled ex-employee, but mark my words - join IBM and 1) you'll be sorry, and 2) you'll be back here to leave a post identical to this one. Run, don't walk, from this sorry excuse for a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The loss of IBM's senior management and their brazen "let them eat cake" attitude would be a classic case of addition by subtraction. The only reason Palmisano gets a "1" rating is because no lower numbers are available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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