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IBM used to be great but is now just so-so

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Brand Pricer
Current Employee - Brand Pricer
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flexibility Benefits Vacation time Camraderie

Cons

- With all of the layoffs, work is spread around to those who are left - Management not that supportive of letting you "leave your area" to try something new

Advice to Management

Don't offshore as much...

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    Stop offshoring US jobs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule which is supported by immediate management. The pay is good; however, you earn it.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for professional advancement. Offshoring of US jobs which creates continuous anxiety and makes one wonder "will my job be offshored next." Matrix managment structure which makes for a stressful/ very ambiguous work environment. The company embraces a virtual team environment, so you can work in one city but work with individuals in different cities. This can create a more challenging work environment since you cannot simply walk over to a co-worker's desk to discuss a work item. Management can also be located in another city. Bottom line - there can be a dearth of face time which can hurt you during your annual review. Also, there is a tremendous focus on getting more bang for the buck. In other words, reduce the number of employees, maintain the same workload, and take on additional workload.

    Advice to Management

    Revisityand embrace the principles fostered by Thomas Watson which once made this a great company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Not bad for new employees, but a tough place to work for those with experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There is good opportunity, experience, and exposure for new employees. It's a great place to start to get some experience before moving on to another opportunity.

    Cons

    Continuous layoffs and work demand - I am often required to work long hours and must give up vacation time in order to meet the schedules. The company seems obsessed with micro-managing the employees doing the work and having TONS of people to track the progress with charts. The company is huge and well-established, but the last 10 years or so has been a real whirlwind. There are continual layoffs every couple years....the departments get disbanded, the employees get laid off, but yet the managers get promoted or moved on to other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Empower the employees and get rid of all the micro-managing middle managers.


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