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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 (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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    Racing towards mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in East Fishkill, NY

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

    Pros

    People are incredibly talented, diverse workforce in every sense and opportunities abound. On the leading edge of technology.

    Cons

    Expect to continually be nickled and dimed to death regarding benefits. The new 401K change a perfect example. The "roadmap" inevitably means more squeezing of employees via cost cutting as it is apparent the company is not doing sufficient at growing revenue to meet their EPS target. The PBC system is terrible for morale and I say this as a manager who's dealt with it on both sides.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Will take a massive paradigm shift from the RMAC level downwards before employees are back to being viewed as valuable resources rather than faceless expenses. Once the boomer generation of 25+ years have finally retired, expect turnover to be high as retention of new hires in the past 10 years has been continually poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little pay for little work.

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (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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