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Dead-end job

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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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    Employee morale low, bottom line growth at expense of employees, Ginni trying to turn things around

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ginni is working to put the spark back in the company and to make IBM more relevant. I hope that she succeeds.

    Cons

    - Burdensome procedures and policies slows down decision making and execution.
    - Bottom line growth has been at the expense of employee benefits and raises.
    - Career advancement options not understood, for those who don't live near/work at IBM headquarters
    - Employee morale is at a low in many parts of IBM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With a new CEO, it looks like the company is moving in the right direction, but early to tell.

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    Great place to invest

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development and Delivery Executive  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development and Delivery Executive in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Highly Cost and Revenue driven
    Good opportunity careers

    Cons

    Not very transparent on decisions

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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