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

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Marketing  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    Pros

    -Good PTO, medical and leaves. 401 k isnt good anymore as they match only after Dec 15th of every year.
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    Cons

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    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.

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