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Not what I thought it would be

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Former Employee - IT Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - IT Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

At the time I worked for them, they allowed telecommuting, they no longer do that.

Cons

They have done too much outsourcing and become way to large and are no longer dynamic, trying to get anything done is almost impossible. Trying to get training, any suggestions to the right folks, is just not a possibility. It is unfortunate as this used to be a bleeding edge company and now lives off of its former reputation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have lost your edge as a company, you need to retool

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Stable company with a great plan ahead

    Cons

    Need to get good at maneuvring your way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A great company that has gone bad....

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Coppell, TX

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good name recognition
    Good benefits and learning opportunities
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    They are laying off people to help their stock price. I heard employee count will go from 100,000 to 30,000 over the next two years. Customers suffer because of lack of employee resources and services on their contract is bad.
    I got laid off by a manager. That manager was incompetent and laid off employees to cover that manager's weakness. That manager is still there. Managers can have affairs with their employees. It will be known by upper management, and those managers still work there. That is unexcusable. It seems if you are a manager, you are untouchable.
    I still have a lot of friends who work there and don't like it. They feel that they will enventually be laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to review how competent their managers are. By laying off more and more employees, the stock price will probably go up but customer service will suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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