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Worst years of my career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Telecommuting is available, its a paycheck

Cons

-Employee morale is very low
-Very small raises, none in recent years
-No training whatsoever
-Threat of layoffs, almost all jobs in my division have been offshored
-Constant changes in policy to cut every last penny. Im sure soon we will have to buy our own laptops.
-Everyone has a "Not my problem" attitude, very adversarial environment
-Too much red tape and endless unnecessary conference calls
-Review process is completely broken and ratings are usually based on whether or not you are in your managers inner circle
-Top performers are either leaving or giving up and just collecting a paycheck waiting to be laid off.
-Gloomy depressing atmosphere.
-Finally, you will never get even a hint that anything you do is appreciated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No need, they could care less

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Learned a lot. Wish they had paid more.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Test Engineer
    Former Employee - Test Engineer

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    lots of mentor relationships
    work from home ability

    Cons

    below industry pay
    lots of dinosaurs still roaming the hallways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow wider use of iOS devices for email, meetings
    offer more employee perks
    offer more oppty for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    IT Architect for IT Service Management in GTS (Services)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate IT Architect (Band 8) in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Associate IT Architect (Band 8) in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Pros

    Work with very professional colleagues
    Good teamwork ethic
    Large, Enterprise-scope projects provides excellent exposure and experience.
    Good benefits, health, vacation, 401(k) match.
    Typically long-term employment if you're not a contractor

    Cons

    No upward mobility
    Long, stressful hours
    Stagnant pay for professional, non-managerial employees.
    Constant crisis management
    Zero investment in training, no college program any more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your American employees. You've squeezed them so hard that you've killed morale in Global Services. Remember that the recession is over and good employees will repay your lack of loyalty in-kind. You can't manage cash flow to the quarterlies forever without investing in your people and infrastructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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