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Stodgy, bureaucratic, and full of infighting

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Former Employee - Research Staff Member in Yorktown Heights, NY
Former Employee - Research Staff Member in Yorktown Heights, NY

I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

They're not going to go out of business any time soon. There are some very very smart people there, and they might talk to you once in a while. They have nice buildings, but you won't get to work in one.

Cons

They are frickketty *HUGE*. Your project will get lost in the shuffle. The divisions of the company are perpetually in conflict. Your project will get cancelled when executives change, which happens every year or so. They have more bureaucracy and internal processes than the federal government. IBMers often spend years in miserable corners of the company. Pretty much *everyone* there is miserable much of the time though.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Most of you (management) should cease to be management.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IBM is a terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    There is no Pros to being a US-based IBM employee.

    Cons

    No valid career plans, no raises, no emphasis on customers. Employees are left hanging in front of customers with no management support. The goal is to eliminate all US jobs, and to make it as uncomfortable as possible for US employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start concentrating and listening to customers instead of always concentrating on internal IBM affairs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    An okay place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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