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Services unit (GBS) is just a body shop

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Current Employee - IT Architect in Washington, DC
Current Employee - IT Architect in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Brand recognition is good. State of the art technology company. Broad range of technologies and opportunities to use them. High business ethics.

Cons

Little respect for employees. Written direction that if you take your vacation, you should work extra to make up for it. Documented minimum acceptable work week is 45 hours. Education opportunities are rare, and usually only offered after hours or weekends. Business is managed on an individual utilization model that motivates employees to charge more hours, not to do a better more efficient job for our services customers. Employee year end evaluations are first measured on who has billed the most hours.

Little opportunity for internal innovation. IBM just buys innovation in the form of acquisitions.

Way too much bureaucracy. Every business opportunity has 6-10 people in charge, client executives, delivery executives, business development executives, practice area executives, sector executives, geography executives, and the list goes on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Manage the business, not individual utilization. Get rid of all the executive overhead.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, awful executive management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Health benefits, home office, name recognition

    Cons

    Lack of advancement, salary freezes, offshoring of jobs, executive incompetence and greed, insane focus on internal processes and measurements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics with the employees, grow revenue instead of cutting costs

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Well-known company but burns out employees fast

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Programs Professional in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Demand Programs Professional in Boston, MA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Well-known company
    Good health benefits
    Flexibility in work-from-home

    Cons

    High stress environment
    Very bureaucratic - the executives are very removed
    Company is very tight with money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your employees and keep the talent rather than burning out employees quickly with higher than normal hours and little compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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