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Marketing - inside scoop

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Former Employee - Marketing Director in Armonk, NY
Former Employee - Marketing Director in Armonk, NY

I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Marketing is very well respected within IBM.

Cons

Challenge for IBM to keep top talent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Seek ways to improve retention.

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    Great learning experience to work at Big Blue

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will find that IBM prides itself on education the workforce, networking within the workforce, training the workforce. I'm not certain if you can find a better orchestrated internal system for improving employee performance and training for carreer advancement.

    Cons

    1. The amount of time performing tasks/training outside the normal work day with the client. 2. The extra 4 hours in a work week (44) amounts to almost exactly the same amount of time as 5 weeks of vacation. You effectively work off your vacation.

    Recommends
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    IBM provides a lot of flexibility to develop different types of software and at different layers of the stack.

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    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Many really intelligent people work at IBM. High innovation and strong teamwork come naturally to anyone who focuses on their work and cares about the product(s) being developed. IBM is very serious about work/life balance.

    Cons

    IBM claims to "pay for performance" and they do. However, the differentiation on pay is not as strong as I would logically expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the last decade, I have observed two main areas where IBM could improve.
    1. The process for identifying and addressing poor performers within teams seems slow. Perhaps it is bound by corporate process.
    2. Try to limit the amount of team changes, management/executive changes, and project changes. Increased frequency of changes leads to lower morale.

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