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Former Employee - Marketing Campaign Manager  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Marketing Campaign Manager in Boston, MA

I worked at IBM as a contractor for more than 3 years

Pros

Great framework for those starting their career off. You will receive a lot of training, and the company is very structured and organized.

Cons

Company is very bottom line and this affects raises, promotions, and layoffs. Sometimes things can take a really long time because there is too much process and bureaucracy. It is really hard to get a good promotion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be too process focuses. Sometimes things just have to get done.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    IT Architect for IT Service Management in GTS (Services)

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    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 for 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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    Liking IBM

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Flexibility, and more Flexibility

    Cons

    Must stay billable to clients to retain employment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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