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Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic

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Current Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer  in  Rochester, MN
Current Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in Rochester, MN

Pros

I have nothing good to say at this point

Cons

20% underpaid versus the market, pay freezes, bonuses are almost unheard of, all decisions are made based on the 2015 roadmap which means they are focused on reducing costs at all costs with no thought to the long-term ramifications

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up, morale in both hardware and software is absolutely non existant. You've taken pretty much everything possible away (secretaries, supply cabinets, Thanks awards, snow removal from the parking lots, pensions, bonuses). Everyone I talk to on a regular basis is actively looking for other employment.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little pay for little work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN

    Pros

    -Big Company (Could be good or bad)
    -Nice people

    Cons

    -Terrible training
    -Nothing to do most of the time with exception of month-ends.
    -Have to work some weekends even when you have about 1 hour of work to do
    -Brutal pay, but HEY you aren't doing **** anyways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Learn how to train people
    -Increase pay, but provide more work to individuals, many people could take the work of 2 or 3 others and have no problem (save IBM lots of money). I would gladly have twice the work for only 50% more pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A mixed bag but overall, heading in the wrong direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    broad resources to leverage for any assignment , reasonable pay, benefits historically excellent

    Cons

    benefits slowly going down the drain, constant US resource actions leading to extremely overworked people left (now you have to be billable at least 125-145% of the time just to be considered "average") extremely unfair rewards system (advertise that they "reward performance" but reality is, rewards are extremely limited so most who "perform" are definitely NOT rewarded due to the inadequate forced curve. Innovation is possible at IBM, but definitely an uphill battle. Most business units are purely interested in staffing their opps and nothing more--you will have to fight LONG and HARD to get anything new seriously considered--but, it IS possible at least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your manaical focus on your shareholders is ruining this company--slowly, but surely. There's no advice I can really give, because you aren't interested in anything else, despite what you tell clients IBM is all about. It's a shame to watch this historically great American company sinking with respect to delivering real value to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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