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Not setup for success

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Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Columbus, OH

I worked at IBM full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Big company with a great customer base and world wide name recognition. i.e. Good for the resume.

Cons

Very little ability to adapt new and needed practices associated with acquisitions. Very high pressure on sales side and definitely a "good ole boys club" component. Internal competition between various groups and political jockeying means that the customer gets whats best for the biggest player at IBM, not whats best for the customer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Way too much to list here. The entire company needs to be overhauled from the inside out... much like our government.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    There is no sense of teamwork in the company culture. IBM stands for "I'm By Myself"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart, hard working colleagues that will challenge you to measure up to high performance standards. Lot of opportunity to learn while on the job.

    Cons

    Management only cares about quarterly results. Lots of layoffs in US. Most of the opportunity is in India and other countries. Very little formal training and most education is done on your time nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never will be a world class company until you change the culture and get IBMers to work as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Middle managers need more oversight when dealing with employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Diverse, global company, good reputation, good place to start

    Cons

    Weak and inconsistent middle management; treat employees as fungible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide greater oversight of middle management; walk the talk about employees importance to the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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