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Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Poughkeepsie, NY

I have been working at IBM for less than a year

Pros

Very competative pay. Remote/WFH capabilities a definite plus. Great Intern bonus oppurtunities like lunches, tours, and dinners.

Cons

You are treated like a piece of hardware. Using your ID# you are even refered to as hardware. Very impersonal. All meetings were teleconferences so I never met 95% of the people that I worked with on a day to day basis. Outsourced employees are integrated into every level of the business process, even if the language capabilites are not 100% on par for efficint work streams.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Insert some shreds of personality into the manotony of day to day work. The company went out of their way to make the experience around work more personable like adding a minigolf course, yet the overall environment still felt like I was a Business Machine.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for IBM

  1.  

    OK. Good reach, expertise. Has become too big to be managed properly.

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    Current Employee - Vice President Sales  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Expertise, reach, talent, capability, depth

    Cons

    bueraucracy; not employee focused, slow record

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep good people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Dead-end job

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    Current Employee - Product Architect  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Product Architect in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Work from home options.
    Good vacation and sick time policies.
    Good medical for single employees.
    Coworkers are very capable and willing to help.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity.
    Inadequate product funding.
    Dwindling local workforce..
    Lack of innovation opportunity.
    Products are in continuing maintenance mode.
    IBM prefers to buy companies with new technology rather develop it themselves.
    Heavy on process rather than innovation and improvement.
    Large families can pay more than $13,000 in premiums for health insurance.
    Constant reduction in employee benefits.
    Constant downsizing.
    Responsibilities pile up due to attrition with no backfill.
    Employees are inefficient due to their broad scope of responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show the same passion in your products as your developers do.
    Invest in the future of your products or make the hard decisions to discontinue them.
    Forcing products to limp along for years without any innovation creates a dead-end environment.
    Invest in the skill growth of your employees.
    Support meaningful adoption of new technologies into your product lines rather than doing the minimum effort.
    Have ownership and vision for the future of every product in the portfolio rather than putting it all on developers to create a bucket of ideas and then trimming until the result adds very little in customer value.
    Focus on long term strength rather than crippling product teams and demoralizing employees to artificially bolster today's stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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