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Outsourcing

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Current Employee - Employee  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Employee in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Large company. Some units do well even in hard economic times

Cons

Large company leading the way in globalization. Goal is to eliminate a huge number of U.S. jobs in the next few years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As IBM becomes more a service delivery company, you need to keep aware of how your policies affect employee moral and loyalty

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Tolerable if you can take the Cool Aid

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    Former Employee - Architect  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Architect in New York, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunities for learning and personal advancement, but you have to take total ownership of your career. There is no management guidance. Managers are simply there to manage "resources" - and that means "you".

    Cons

    Deep and unyielding bureaucracy. Takes a long time to understand and get to grips with the IBM Way. The company is divided into five major divisions who appear unwilling to communicate and create common goals for the most part. The ability to work across business lines is an art and a skill understood by only a few. Significant politicking is required to keep your job from being outsourced. Layoffs are an annual event. IBM has become a business dictated by the bottom line. There is little to no investment in people development, despite much lip service to the contrary. Human resources are just another commodity to be replaced by the cheapest alternative, most often from non-US sources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - the die is cast and the Titanic is on its way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    IBM Internship

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    Current Employee - Knowledge Management Intern  in  Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Knowledge Management Intern in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at IBM as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Work Culture, superb supporting co - workers, very good working environment, supportive team

    Cons

    I did not find a single con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job in helping students have a peek into the real world work culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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