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Former Employee - Global Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Global Project Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Worked on some great projects.
Some nice people
work from home

Cons

Most US jobs going overseas.
Your HR manager has no leverage. Most of the time you don't even meet your manager face to face and most of the time they have no clue in what you are doing.
Toxic Environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

From my experience, management could care less about employees. They care about making numbers and bonus.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Use to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Remote, OR

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangement
    A lot of great people to work with and learn from

    Cons

    Very poor management and leadership
    Too many layers, no decision makers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who do the work
    Stand up for your team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    IBM has its ups and downs. it's secure if you're good , but costcutting has made it a dull and lifeless existence.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Innovative people, flexible work schedules, chances to work on cool technology, and depending on your location, the ability to have a "one stop shop" of software, hardware, and services guys all in the same company and room

    Cons

    - The sheer size of the organization makes each VP operate like its own company, making them fiercely protective of budget and people. This squashes chances for growth at a personal level
    - Smart and innovative people are leaving for other companies, and the remaining people are struggling to contain the work. Managers are even leaving now for other opportunities.
    - Cost cutting has eliminated many perks, and even cut retirement plans (see IBM's recent change in 401k match contributions).
    - Overall morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delivery of EPS growth to shareholders is important. However we cannot grow by continuing to "do the same" in the same markets. Management and leadership view attempts to innovate as "risky," so they are often squashed implicitly ("B" or "C" team contributors or poor project management) or explicitly (no funding).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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