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Okay to work for, but pay kinda sucked

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Westford, MA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Westford, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Really experienced engineers who may die soon, thus promotion opportunities!

Cons

The same engineers have worked on the same projects for a dozen years or more

Advice to Management

Pay actual competitive salaries, not what the computer told you was close to industry standard.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. IBM is a company you can be proud to work for, where advancement is based on merit, hard work, and passion

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your colleagues will challenge you professionally, your goals will be set for your ability to achieve them, and there are endless possibilities for the motivated to advance their careers. This is a company that cares deeply for the world it operates in, and seeks to make a profound difference in the lives of it's employees and the world we live in.

    Cons

    We work really really hard. If you appreciate the challenge and opportunity to build and own something, this is for you. If you prefer to coast, you'll slide right off the cliff here.

    Advice to Management

    Invest heavily in your 30-45 year old high achievers to ensure we stay and build our careers with you, we can easily make more money elsewhere.


  2. Quarter of a century at Big Blue

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get a vast number of opportunities and choices regarding the type of work that you do. You also are part of a truly global family, which is a privilege and a huge learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Because of its size, it is a little bit like "working for the post office". You are often so separated from the end-result of your efforts that you often have to search for the meaning of your day-to-day activities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spinning wheels and concentrate on business-driven activities. An overhaul of the top tiers of executives would be a very healthy thing.


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