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benefits are eroding every year

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at IBM

Pros

flexible work arrangements, family oriented

Cons

they don't pay 401k anymore until the end of the year, so if they lay you off or you leave, you don't get a penny
low salary

Advice to ManagementAdvice

quit chipping away at all our benefits

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    Great corporation to have career growth

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    • 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

    Knowledge based, Innovative and efficient Technology company

    Cons

    Local Policies need to be worked on by corporation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uniformity of HR policies across the world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IBM's vision of deeper skills and higher margin services is good, but the implemenation is poor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - STSM in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - STSM in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    IBM is a vast company that includes numerous lines of business: finding something of interest is almost always possible; there are a lot of highly qualified and dedicated individuals with whom to work;

    Cons

    IBM's senior management and executive staff's focus on the so-called 2015 plan (US$20/EPS), and so-called shareholder value and the policies resulting from that reinforce the view within the engineering community of IBM's lack of care about its employees; 2012's change in (IBM US) 401K policy is merely the latest in a long line of insults to its employees; shareholders love IBM; almost no employee I speak with enjoys working at this company.

    What do we (rank-and-file) employees see? We see an executive staff that has increased their options and share ownership (reducing income tax bite) while non-executive staff have not seen the increases in pay (or other compensation) and an increasingly brutal culture that shows blatant disregard for these same employees while paying mere lip service to the idea of a positive culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least strive for integrity: if you are going to maintain that you are going to be a shareholder driven company, then stop claiming that you are creating a culture that values employees (and these latest exercises of mandatory "Jams" are so reminiscent of "Office Space" as to consider the executive team that thought them up to be hopelessly out of touch with their workforce).; if, on the other hand, you are going to create a company that values its employees and client relationships, then, that needs to be followed through with finances: increases in resources (i.e., more employees), increases in salaries, returning benefits lost over the past decade, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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