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Not a demanding job, but has its headaches

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Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Chapel Hill, NC

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Lots of opportunities for doing completely different work
Great flexibility -- in where and when work is done, allows easy work/life balance
Supportive direct management
Great tools to get work done remotely
Decent salary, benefits and bonuses
Good recognition for high achievers in the right part of the business.

Cons

Clueless senior management
Too much deadwood in employees and management
No clear direction for the future
Big raises are no longer available
Can get stuck in poor performing businesses and be at risk for losing job through no fault of your own

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need a vision of what IBM can truly do that will make money (rather than just cut cost to meet profit goals)
Way too many executives
Offshoring is getting to a critical point where we are hurting customers with lack of skills

Disapproves of CEO
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  1. It's a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    You get to work with intelligent people who are also nice. Brand-name recognition. Generous compensation package. Being able to telecommute saves time wasted sitting in traffic, helps the environments, and boosts employee productivity. I'm not a morning person, but happily works late into night sometimes if needed. Management in general are competent and understanding. It doesn't hurt that employees get all sorts of little perks, too, from discount show/movie tickets to free museum admission, from travel priviledges (cheaper car rental, hotel stays) to employee pricing at some of the customer websites -- Apple, Sony, Panasonic, GE, Sharp, Philips, to name a few.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. A lot of decisions are made from top down. Bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people closest to the customer and make decisions based on feedback from the field.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hawthorne, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hawthorne, NY

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Big company with strong network of clients.

    Cons

    Big company with established interests, very slow moving. Sales-oriented, rather than technology-oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pace with technological advances -- or outsource technology to other companies (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, etc).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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