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People are treated as commodities and not invested in; compensation low compared to peers cos.

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Current Employee - Client Executive
Current Employee - Client Executive

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Ability to get a broad base of experience(s). Overall great coworkers...middle management has no ability to do anything expect inspect everything. Too many people, in sales roles, working form home and claiming credit for stuff versus making it happen.

Cons

Bureaucracy, constant micromanagement, too many people get paid on sales deals that have nothing to do with them.

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Rewarded the true performers.

Disapproves of CEO

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    A big company for people from any and every technological background

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    - You are amongst some really smart people who have been with the company for ages and ages
    - Actively promotes working from home.

    Cons

    Since most people work from home, at times the interaction between the team as a whole is less.

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    None

    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Working at IBM can be exciting & rewarding, but watch your back, keep your resume up to date and never stop networking.

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    Former Employee - Client Manager in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Client Manager in West Chester, PA

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Stable company; industry leader in many areas; ongoing opportunity to get involved in new areas of the business; focus on customer satisfaction and customer value; innovative; leader in open systems; great supporter/promoter of women, minorities, etc;

    Cons

    - I worked there for over 20 years and saw one of their core principles, "respect for the individual", set aside and replaced with "what ever is best for IBM". On a scale of 1-4 (1 = best), I was rated a 2 or 2+ for every year for over 20 years. I made my quota in 2008, was told multiple times during 2008 what a great job I was doing by my manager, then I was laid off in Feb 2009.
    - Staffed very thin - be sure to take your laptop with you on vacation and set aside a few hours a day to work. Actively trying to move most of their US based resources off shore to lower cost countries ("stealth" layoffs of over 4600 people in Feb 2009 never announced to the press).
    - In sales, a generally high base salary (good) but limited leverage as they always adjust the quota, or ratchet back the pay plan to limit potential payouts.
    - Constant change and reorganizations, warranted in some cases, however it's just movement for the sake of movement at times. Management is sometimes disconnected from the relationships that the front line team builds with customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add "respect for the individual" back into the fundamental values of the company.

    No opinion of CEO
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