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Interesting work if you look for it

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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Rochester, MN

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

Pros

Lots of projects
Can change within company if you want

Cons

Need to find good projects
Chaotic project management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend money on people who know the customers
Give them authority to design the product
Spend money on test professionals who know the customers
Give them authority to hold development to the design
Don't allow management to mess with product design

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best, not the worst

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    - Decent Salary/Benefits package
    - Telework/Flexible work options
    - Good variety of work

    Cons

    - No sense of belonging
    - Impractical performance metrics
    - Slow upward mobilty
    - No reimbursement for professional dues or cell phone. Your personal cell is also your IBM phone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair. Expect to work hard, and even if you are a top performer, rewards are few.

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Program Director in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Core development areas are stable. Very Client focused. Well run business. ie. I'm not expecting them to go bankrupt.

    Cons

    Ever shifting work structure from US to AP. In engineering, performance is not rewarded, even high performers get minimal monetary reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful to not lose your core talent as you shift work load to AP. Growth may be in AP, but do not lose focus of the customer base that got IBM here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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