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Quarter of a century at Big Blue

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Former Employee - Program Director  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Program Director in San Jose, CA

I worked at IBM full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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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    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 for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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