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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

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

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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    Little pay for little work.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at IBM full-time for less than a year

    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
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    The most miserable 4 years of my career

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    Former Employee - Risk Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Risk Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a job, but little to no satisfaction involved

    Cons

    IBM bought my previous employer's company, during the following 4 years all took at least a 12% pay cut, or more. I ended up doing the same job that I did previously, my email load doubled to 100+ a day, Most of my time was spent navigating IBM bureaucracy, I just couldn't get things done without numerous conference calls and emails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the bureaucracy, measure the right things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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