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Can't think of a better place to spend a career

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Client Executive in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Client Executive in Waltham, MA

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

Pros

IBM offers tremendous growth opportunities for employees. One can have many "mini-careers" all while working for IBM -- examples: sales, management, HR, program management, etc.. They continually invest in their people and provide ongoing education. Better than average compensation, good benefits, etc.

Cons

Unless you are opposed to working hard for a company who hold Business Conduct, Integrity and Customer Satisfaction to the highest standards, there really aren't any.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

In this era or remote/virtual teams, try to ensure that employees all still feel a part of the strong IBM culture that was so important to IBMers in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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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.

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    Slow advancement, but flexible environment and good benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    IBM has been around forever, so its very possible to work there for 20 or more years. Their benefits package has historically been very good. They have also made steps toward adopting a more flexible and casual work environment. Work-from-home flexibility is increasingly common.

    Cons

    Slow advancement. Mediocre salary. The upper technical ranks are clogged with old school engineers that have little exposure to modern innovations or methodologies. This leaves little room for new, exceptional talent to innovate, create fresh product value, or bring new offerings to the marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM will fail to keep pace with younger, more agile companies that are able to bring innovative and more easily adopted solutions to market if it continues to grant such deference to its antiquated senior technical staff. Unless IBM finds a way to accelerate the careers and influence of talent with more modern approaches to problem solving and engineering in general, IBM will increasingly be seen as a relic of a bygone era.

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