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Great.... but declining each year

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - First -Line Management in Ontario, CA
Former Employee - First -Line Management in Ontario, CA
Recommends

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

IBM hires great people - positive, hard-working and bright so the people, and teams are great IBM supports and even promotes tele-commuting or working from home which allows for work/life balance IBM offers lots of training and education and a chance to move to many areas of the business IBM hires good management who have good people-management skills IBM trusts its employees and has good policies in place between management and staff IBM values are excellent

Cons

The company has changed over the years. It used to reward its employees with trips, motivational awards, company outings etc. This has all but stopped completely. Quotas were challenging but attainable, allowing one to earn a really good income. That has all but stopped and the environment as of late has been driving employees to meet unrealistic quotas. Lots of pressure on employees. Junior employees are micro-managed with all actions tracked. Top-performing senior sales people are not adequately paid. Job satisfaction has dropped among my colleagues. The famous IBM culture is not the same as before, sadly.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Decent place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Lenexa, KS
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBM as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, nice people, freedom to pursue career of choice.

    Cons

    Not highly compensated, not many team building/motivational activties


  2. Helpful (4)

    A sinking ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (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 Management

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


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