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It's been a fine place to work for the past almost ten years.

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Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Austin, TX

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

work-life balance, location, opportunity to explore tech areas, people

Cons

pay, raises, management, requirement to work at office (not home) -- very peculiar to my group, actually

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let us work where we are most productive, at least make an effort to understand the technical problems better and at least appear to spend less time massaging powerpoints or spreadsheets

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    Proud to be an IBM'er

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Access to resources and technology. World class technical capabilities. Ability to reinvent itself. Ability to chase and define new markets. Respect of others.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy at its finest. Slow to make decision. Processes for the sake of processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the non performance based layoffs. Stop with layoffs period. There is a great lack of trust and commitment to the corporation because of how these are implemented.

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  2. IBM is the best place to work if you're a geek

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy
    Bring your own device
    Amazing culture and opportunities to learn
    Supportive management and fair treatment
    Competitive pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Only 3 weeks of vacation to start
    Benefits could be better, they are average
    A decent amount of big company bureaucracy
    You have to use Lotus Notes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are two things that IBM could do to improve in my opinion - 1) provide a more open environment that did not force everyone to use Lotus Notes...it is reviled among many in the organization (except those that have never used another tool for email)...this does not have to mean Outlook (which is worse), just allow people to use whatever POP3/IMAP email client they want to use, and 2) improve the perks just a little bit versus competing high tech companies...some sites don't even have free coffee any more, let alone free soda or food, maybe provide a little better vacation package for US employees (4 weeks instead of 3) and slightly more coverage on health care...

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