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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at IBM for more than 10 years

Pros

Diverse and world-wide services and technology set that is unmatched by competition.

Cons

Overly driven by the bottom line at the expense of the real business purpose and promise of technology.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Prioritize client satisfaction over stock price. One feeds the other, not vice-versa.

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Worst years of my career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stagnant salaries, top-down approach to research, management without technical expertise

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    Current Employee - Research Staff Member  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in New York, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some top-quality researchers here, especially those left over from when this was a world-class research organization. Working with those people can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    More recent hires are very much focused on areas related to current management buzzwords such as smarter-this or agile-that, and tend not to be very strong. A lot of the senior management believes it has the "vision" necessary to micro-manage the work of research staff. As a result, the people who can find other jobs bolt. What remains are the dregs. There is also huge pressure to bring in government contracts, whether or not the contracted work has technical value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think a little bit about what you know, and what you don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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