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Long-term Software Group employee.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

* Flexible working.
* Average pay.
* Great opportunities for women, minorities, disabled.
* Potential to work on significant projects.
* Good work life balance.
* The people are often great, you can almost rely on anyone in the organisation to be helpful.

Cons

* Morale rock-bottom.
* Project management often very poor. Project badly run, technically compromised through lack of planning and arbitrary dates.
* No training, except from fellow employees.
* Sometimes awful work-life balance. Can depend.
* Company PBC process for rating employees is demoralising, and gears up employees to play the game and rather than excelling at their day job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take software engineering seriously - it is what software group should be about.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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  1.  

    Long and stable Career , a good place for women

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place to have a stable career, Versatile, Multi discipline, Opp for women

    Cons

    No network - no growth; average pay; minimum to no perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many unwanted baggage in the organization. Needs a shake up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IBM is an OK place to work, lots of Kool-Aid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    The IBM name has a lot of meaning and is great on a resume. The IBM people you work with are talented and extremely helpful. The people you work with really do make the project worthwhile. Opportunities to do a lot of different projects. Learn to manage yourself.

    Cons

    Distance from company. It can feel like you are out in left field and management reaches out to you only if there is a timesheet issue. Your experience is based on the random draw of which project you get - at the bottom you have no real choice. Insane utilization requirement. Low pay, no raise, tightwad company. Too much company Kool-Aid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be a 100% full-time job rather than a part-time add-on to consultants. Have reasonable utilization requirements - seriously. Give raises to rank-and-file when stock price is rising and profits are up. Have pay increases earned the previous year kick in earlier in the next year, not July.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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