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Great company if you don't care about raises or advancement

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Solution Architect in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Solution Architect in Boston, MA

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Ideology on working from home, immediate & extended team has great culture, flexibility of hours based on client need, health care 100% paid for employees, training programs are mandatory and frequent comparatively. If you have the drive to learn on your own, IBM offers plenty of opportunity to learn from some of the best in their fields of expertise

Cons

Getting a raise takes an Act of Congress, they will cap your income even if you exceed expectations, sending feedback to management is like talking to a post, much more internal paperwork/processes than I'd ever experienced at 4 other firms (3 large 1 small), too much middle management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of your all-stars or they go play elsewhere. If a job offer to someone with a number that they will be paid if they meet/exceed expectations, don't short-change them when they hold up their end of the bargain. Try not to impose internal processes for the sake of filling out paperwork and bean-counting...if the #s are coming in as expected or higher, leave your worker bees alone.

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    On-boarding

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    IBM paid for relocation with some specific requirements to be eligible for it. Paid for rental agency (Apartment/House purchase). On-boarding treatment is satisfactory if not the best.

    Cons

    As the company itself is huge, to learn and fit into its internal system could take months. More likely you will get assigned quite a heavy workload pretty soon before having enough time to learn things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours for orientation and an orientation specific to job responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work, good work life balance, great colleagues. Lot of resources available for career development. Options to move to different divisions. A place for long term employment.

    Cons

    You are a small part of a big company, so ability to impact is very limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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