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An okay place

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Lots of great products and a wide variety of positions. You have the opportunity to travel and even work in countries all around the world.

Cons

Company has changed a lot in 20 years. It used to be a great, fun place to work. Now, however, the entire company is run by accountants. Not nearly the creative freedom that use to be there. The Wild Duck is extinct.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust the employees to do the right thing. Fire 80% of the accountants. Even the lawyers are better to work with than the accountants now.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Columbia, MO - It's not worth it.

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    Current Contractor - Confidential in Columbia, MO
    Current Contractor - Confidential in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's all in the name.

    Cons

    The environment was controlling and uncomfortable. White noise was piped into the facility, and you couldn't hear anyone a few cubicles away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your employees as actual people and not numbers. Don't conform the environment to upper management's personality. Let your employees be themselves, and comfortable in their own skin. The culture of the facility should be organic and not forced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Long exhausting hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Armonk, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You don't need much experience. Lack of certifications in any product /technology was never an issue. Great company for recent grads with no experience.

    Cons

    Certain IBM positions entail working long exhausting hours. Very little training if any. In my opinion, after the company requested and received US bailout money, the number of US positions that were lost to India increased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are great, some are not. My advice to Mgt is to learn from the managers that command respect. Poor Managers find it hard to be loyal to US Support, but those are the people you manage and should care about. Emerging markets should be secondary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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