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For such a large corporation, IBM is very well managed and provides many opportunities.

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Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

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

Pros

Home-based employees, great benefits, top-notch ethics, easily accessible management, decent work-life balance, unlimited training and learning opportunities. Change is a constant - I put this as a "Pro" because IBM tends to anticipate and drive many market segments.

Cons

Complexity drives the downsides: too many account managers with different agendas; corporate processes and matrix structure can be overwhelming, especially for new employees. Rigidity, which is needed for such a large company, often ties hands of management when it needs to be more nimble, such as with employee retention or in highly competitive sales cycle situations. Self-service culture. Compensation is neither worse nor better than industry average.

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  1.  

    Good place to work, but not quick enough for ambitious professionals.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Somers, NY

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

    Pros

    - Job security and stability.
    - Education opportunities for employees is great.
    - Incredible network of professionals. The people in this company are top notch.
    - Wide range of job opportunities if you are looking to change career paths.

    Cons

    - The size of company limits advancement opportunities, especially as you move up the ranks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dubuque, IA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for the IBM brand has benefits. Excellent benefits, but pay can vary greatly depending on how high value your work is. Services is more low value, margins are low and so are pay scales. That said, there are also some computing areas that are high paying and high value, if you are lucky enough to have earned those skills.

    Cons

    IBM is an ocean to work in. There is move to relocate work towards global delivery centers and tier 3 cities and away from the work from home model to reduce costs. This means layoffs for those high paying jobs unless you are willing to relocate to these centers. If you are a rock star and perform high value technical work or client facing work that involves intimate knowledge of client domain there is a good chance you will not get RA-ed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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