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Good benefits and flexibility, not so good upper management

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Flexible with personal life.
Good benefits.
Room to grow: you can move across groups, departments, etc. relatively easily.
Culture that promotes integrity.

Cons

Budget freezing is crippling teams. The 'do more with less' mentality needs to stop.
Decisions from execs and finance are negatively affecting teams.
Benefits could be better compared to other high tech companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep teams together, don't tear them apart, especially when they succeed in putting out a good product. Bring in more people to bolster teams or you're going to lose good talent that you already have.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Growing pains

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    IBM seems very generous with the way it handles its employees. Between the benefits package, IBM events, community discounts, essentially unlimited sick leave, and flexible work schedule, it has made for a fantastic starting point for an IT career.

    Cons

    IBM is implementing a new system for technical support, and it is currently going through understandable growing pains. For the most part management still seems to be trying to figure out how to best handle the new system, and many odd decisions are made that often hinder efficiency in favor of process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be so afraid of third party software. IBM is really good at many things, but many items in their software portfolio should be scrapped.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A well managed high tech giant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the most talented people in the world. Highly diverse workforce. Great benefits. Unique and very professional culture.

    Cons

    High stress at times. Many times cuts are made in personnel with remaining personnel expected to pick up the workload. Work/Life balance is stressed, but difficult or impossible to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in training. Even though IBM is a top tier company, it needs to become the far and above the top tier company it once was.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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