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Absence of face to face meetings impede business effectiveness and demoralize employees

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Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Many different types of jobs to choose from giving chance to explore opportunities all within the same company

Cons

Employees receive no relocation when move from one job to another within company, there is no such thing as a travel budget, and virtual management impedes development of relationships to get things done. IBM management has no sense of the employee other than their deliverables. Many of programs and benefits within IBM are never used because managers have little "sense" or view of employee (which can only be gotten face to face) beyond narrow sliver of work they happen to be doing.

Advice to Management

Meet face to face with any potential employee, even when hired from within. Budget for two face to face meetings per year for all teams working together. Budget for two face to face meetings per year between manager and employee. Respect employees with the decency and grace they are due by never firing by phone or email. Aforementioned budgets should be sacrosanct.

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    Former Employee - Systems Management Integration Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Management Integration Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    IBM has a lot of employees that are loyal and have stayed with the company a long time. They offer very good benefits and are a long standing company. They are very professional and require high performance and professionalism.

    Cons

    IBM has yearly layoffs and the bonus structure and pay is very low compared to other technology companies. Opportunity for advancements are rare and the company does not have a hire within mentality. Much of the work is outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your employees are key to your success.

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    Ruthless Sales Management

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Strong, growing company
    Experience - good place to start career, but the burnout rate in sales at IBM is very high.

    Cons

    If you believe that companies and employees thrive when upper management basically humiliates and drives for results, IBM is for you. If you are driven by positive motivation and trusting/caring management, go somewhere else.

    There is hardly any loyalty within IBM and the organization values politics more than loyalty

    Advice to Management

    Treat human beings with respect

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