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Learned a lot. Wish they had paid more.

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Former Employee - Test Engineer
Former Employee - Test Engineer

I worked at IBM full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

lots of mentor relationships
work from home ability

Cons

below industry pay
lots of dinosaurs still roaming the hallways

Advice to Management

allow wider use of iOS devices for email, meetings
offer more employee perks
offer more oppty for advancement

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  1. IT Architect for IT Service Management in GTS (Services)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. A large corporation has its ups and downs

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Contractor - Marketing Campaign Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Marketing Campaign Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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