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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...

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good career company OK Management

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good life balance. If you are in the "right place" great working conditions

    Cons

    Upper Management not in touch with low level employees - If you are in the wrong location - short career with IBM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more attention to the product output (or service) and less on the bottom line - make employees feel safe.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company to work for if you can stay connected virtually, average office life.

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worklife Balance is fantastic. Compensation is great if you are a high achiever.

    Cons

    Office (when you do go in, once a month) is a cubicle farm with no tea, coffee or anything. As with any big corporate if you get stuck under average middle management then there's no hope in a promotion anytime soon as they don't fire anyone.
    Culture is decidedly average, being young and single there's a strong lack of team activities (very little social functions or activities as company refuses to fund them).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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