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Great company, good training, sometimes a lot of red tape...

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Current Employee - Client Representative in New York, NY
Current Employee - Client Representative in New York, NY

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great training, great experience, great access

Cons

Enormous, difficult international, low pay

Advice to Management

Appreciate your good employees

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  1. Growing pains

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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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. IBM is still a good company to work for but not what it used to be

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Breadth of technology Highly skilled work force Large community for skill tap

    Cons

    Loss of core value of respect for the individual Too focused on short term bottom line instead of maximizing long term value Bureaucracy Too many restrictions on hiring making it difficult to transition to other jobs

    Advice to Management

    Relearn how to foster the sense of community and camaraderie that made IBM great. Stop focusing only on the short term returns and remember that the work force you have is a great asset that if you stroke it, it will stroke you back.


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