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Horizontal mobility but little vertical mobility

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Former Employee - Software Sales Manager  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Software Sales Manager in Austin, TX

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Lots of variety. Some really sharp people. Exposure across technology industry. Well-recognized and respected name.

Cons

Pay is on the low side. Tons of bureaucracy. Too many conference calls, especially in marketing. Too much tracking and scrutiny in sales.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of some of the very talented, young people coming into the company and really develop them. Too many people who have been kicking around there for 20-30 years playing their political cards right and taking up leadership spots that should go to more talented people.

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    Great Place to Work If you Can Find a Hiring Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Hopewell Junction, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hopewell Junction, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    EXCELLENT Benefits
    Vast knowledge base & learning resources
    Great place to build your skill base
    Global teams

    Cons

    VERY High Stress
    Executive Management that is only interested in their next position
    Managers that often have little actual management experience
    Limited respect for the individual employee
    Very high attrition through layoffs within the US workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying off subject matter experts & US workforce. You are losing many years worth of intellectual capital, dedication, loyalty and respect every time IBM lets someone with 20+ years of experience go. Replacing the US employee with a foreign workforce helps lower man hour costs, but is costing IBM productivity and dedication due to the lower skilled, less experienced asian, mexican, european, chinese, and slavic workers they are replacing long time US workers with. Stop focusing on the stock price and profit margin and focus on revitalizing workforce in America!

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    Okay to work for, but pay kinda sucked

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Westford, MA

    I worked at IBM full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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