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Great colleagues, well meaning, but selfish managment

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Former Employee - Software Sales  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Software Sales in Atlanta, GA

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

like being in any team contest, the colleagues that you work with daily on sales efforts, you come to admire and like being with, as you have a common goal: closing the sale, so you can make money and keep your job.

Cons

some would say the total lack of an effective strategy from senior mgt to handle the onslaught of new sw acquisitions and integrate them into an effective sales plan. However, I would say that the layer of sw sales mgt at a regional level is all about themselves, not about the field, all about how they can use you to make themselves look better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let the new sw acquisitions remain separate, on their own, without encumbrance of bloated IBM sw sales mgt.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Fallen Giant, Hoping to Rise Again

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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

    Good benefits, flexible hours, lots of chances for career advancement and changes. There are still pockets of sanity within the company and there are chances to build a career over time.

    Cons

    Too much middle management, management by accountant. The company has added a lot of bloat over the past few years. There is an entire class of manager that accomplishes little more than blocking people trying to do actual work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed two to three layers of middle management. All they do is pat each other on the back. They add nothing of value to the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not employer I use to know

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Pros

    Into many area's of technology. Great colleagues and in general, good managers.

    Cons

    Compensation below industry average
    IBM does not expand / innovate, just buy other companies.
    Always Budget restrictions even though they go out and buy other companies..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give respect to the employee's, like it was back in the 70's-80's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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