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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Arlington, VA

I have been working at IBM

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The biggest barrier to success is simply what you pace in your own way. I've yet to be told "No" when trying to contact someone or ask a question.

Cons

The size of IBM gives it a resistance to change that can make someone feel like they are on an island.

Advice to Management

More transparency and an increased focus on interactions not features.

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    Not Recommended

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, almost always get in the door, sales folks are almost all great people, schedule flexibility, okay benefits, ethical.

    Cons

    Earnings management of sales folks via unreachable quotas leading to uncompetitive pay, constant threat of being fired if numbers are not made every six months, no respect for individuals, crappy pay just not worth the daily beatings over transactions.

    Advice to Management

    Too late. Really good people who can leave, will.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A view from 20+ years. It's not your fathers company anymore

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    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer
    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer

    I have been working at IBM

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits if you are willing to pay for them and an excellent 401K match. Still a good growth opportunity for someone just starting out. Especially if you are a self motivated person. A job history here is still is plus in the professional history section on your resume.

    Cons

    Seen a lot of highs and lows over the years. They seem to be in one of the lowest times right now. Promotions and raises have been slim to none for the last ten years. It seems that management will "throw the dog a bone" when moral hits rock bottom and give an across the board raise. No interest in projecting or planning for the future. Only looking at the bottom line right now. Budgets are nonexistent and people are "Resource Actioned" or laid off monthly.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the philosophy of respect for the individual. Under paid and over worked employees will not perform to the best of their abilities.


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