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Great place for full time employee's not for contractors

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Former Contractor - Unix and Intel Server Systems Administrator in Greensboro, NC
Former Contractor - Unix and Intel Server Systems Administrator in Greensboro, NC

I worked at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Teams are very well organised and take care of others

Cons

Contractors are easily turned over and furloughs are not handled well.

Advice to Management

Find ways to help ease the burden of the furlough.

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  1. Nice experience

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very good mgmt, friendly environm

    Cons

    pay sucks, long hours, need a gym

    Advice to Management

    good work folks


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    > 10 Years in Finance

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Somers, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IBM is a good place to get your career started. Given the breadth of IBMs business, you can get broad experience in technology if you move through software, hardware, and/or services. However, it will take several years to get valuable experience in more than one of those groups. Compared to other tech firms, if you are a good performer, employment is stable in tough economic times. They do lay-off, but tend to do a small number of pruning, vs. large reactionary layoffs.

    Cons

    It is bureaucratic. Lots of room to grow for early professionals, but almost none for mid-carer and up. Requires unhealthy dedication to get to upper employee bands or executive appointment. . . and as life goes, this coincides generally when people have small kids. So you choice is be a rockstar IBM employee, or have a family life whose main theme is your not around and your career is the central family priority. Raises have never been good, but lately the average percentage for the finance organization is 1%. So while they have a theory of meritocracy, if you only have 1% to divide up, it is hard to reward anyone. The bonus program is billed as up to 12% annually, but practically speaking, it is in the 3-5%. 5% being a very good year.

    Advice to Management

    Employee moral is low, you cannot grow the business with people that feel undervalued. For the average employee, there is no incentive system.


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