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Stop offshoring US jobs.

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mechanicsburg, PA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mechanicsburg, PA

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Flexible work schedule which is supported by immediate management. The pay is good; however, you earn it.

Cons

Limited opportunities for professional advancement. Offshoring of US jobs which creates continuous anxiety and makes one wonder "will my job be offshored next." Matrix managment structure which makes for a stressful/ very ambiguous work environment. The company embraces a virtual team environment, so you can work in one city but work with individuals in different cities. This can create a more challenging work environment since you cannot simply walk over to a co-worker's desk to discuss a work item. Management can also be located in another city. Bottom line - there can be a dearth of face time which can hurt you during your annual review. Also, there is a tremendous focus on getting more bang for the buck. In other words, reduce the number of employees, maintain the same workload, and take on additional workload.

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Revisityand embrace the principles fostered by Thomas Watson which once made this a great company.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Good corporate culture promoting self-growth. Excellent intranet with daily news regarding what's going on in the organization. Great networking functionality and connectivity software. Work in various cross-functional teams with smart and experienced people. Good work life balance and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Somewhat lack of transparency from upper management regarding direction of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency regarding personnel plans

    Recommends
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    You can do better elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Systems Services Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Systems Services Representative in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Experience and exposure to all types of businesses and situations.Training that used to be second to none.It still looks good on your resume to have a stint with IBM. Benefits are a little better than smaller companies but have been shrinking.You might get lucky and wind up in a situation where promotion or growth is possible.

    Cons

    No advancement potential, very top heavy in management, too much supervision when it is not necessary. Management roulette practiced by the company, you have a different manager every 6-9 months and rarely get to know their hot buttons. The company is a bureaucracy out of control and rarely changes its ineffiecent procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and respect your employees. Streamlone you operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
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