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Great company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

Pros

The work environment is supportive, people from all over the globe are always willing to help with any problems you might have. Hours are flexible, at least in my department, and management listens and adjusts to employee input

Cons

no freebees like at other companies like google and microsoft, we pay for the vending machines and cafeteria here

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer  in  Littleton, MA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The only reason I can think of working for IBM is the work/life balance. But the company is keeping layoff people and outsourcing jobs. So the workload is getting heavier every day.

    Cons

    Low Salary and worst benefits in the industry
    Very political work environment
    No career opportunities at all.
    Old technologies and not used in world outside.
    The only way to pop up company profit is to layoff and outsource.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees nice and don't think of them as slave and cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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