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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Brand Pricer
Current Employee - Brand Pricer

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 ManagementAdvice

Don't offshore as much...

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mundane Engineering role with no room for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY

    Pros

    Vacation package and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Incompetent first line management that just takes orders from above. Do not expect to be rewarded for your achievements. There are always budget cuts, travel cost cuts, and little to no money to reward top performers. The overall age of employees is on the older side and all of the older employees refuse to train younger engineers due to the fear that their jobs may be taken over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating employees and disposable and recognize them as human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big Blue transforms to Big Red as the US workforce is massacred and blood runs in the streets.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 'Anonymous'
    Former Employee - 'Anonymous'

    Pros

    Job flexibility is very nice and a good benefit. Being able to work on your own from time to time and not have to go to an office every day is something that can come in handy. Salary is more or less comparable with the market. Benefits are also just OK. As a rule the best thing about IBM, for the most part, are the people you work with. 99.9% are educated, polite and helpful. Most will go out of their way to assist you with projects, objectives or other areas where you may need some help or guidance to finish your tasks.

    Cons

    IBM is very self-centered. It places NO VALUE on its USA workforce. We are viewed as an bottom-line expense that needs to be jettisoned as soon as possible. There is a corporate productivity program referred to as LEAN, but internally we all know it stands for Lay off Every American Now. And basically that is what they are doing. Their goal is to move 80% of the existing US workforce to Brazil, India or some other low wage country. So far in the first quarter of 2009 they have already dumped 20,000 US employees. Their complete destruction of hundreds of thousands of American lives quite obviously has no bearing on the conscious of the leadership of this company. They will continue to cut a swath of destruction though their US workforce until "Big Blue" is transformed into a "Big Zero". Samuel Palmisano will laugh all the way to the bank as he destroys this American icon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider early retirement. In other words, take the money and run--please!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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