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A company that doesn't give you top pay but great work-life balance.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

Pros

There isn't much over time needed normally, so you get to spend more time with family. During peak season, you might need to put in some extra hours, but that's all within an acceptable range.

Cons

The pay isn't too great compared to other major companies in the industry. There is no or very few bonuses these years. It's difficult to get a decent pay raise during annual salary review.

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Make IBM's pay package more compatible if possible.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    - good international collaboration and info sharing

    Cons

    - environment is more business oriented, less academia

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    An excellent learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Linux Developer (Internship) in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Linux Developer (Internship) in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    * Decent pay
    * Interesting projects -- IBM has their hands in a lot of cool stuff
    * Lots of opportunity to move around (and up)
    * Work with the best equipment (IBM makes some of the best servers, storage units, etc.)
    * Big company, meaning nice perks like travel, up-to-date equipment, etc.

    Cons

    * Situated in Markham
    * I was doing my internship during the recession of 2008. I was quite put off by the fact that I saw many senior-level people shown the door around January of 2008, while, at the same time, IBM was continuing to hire interns for cheap labour. Ultimately, I decided to go to grad school instead of accepting the full-time offer of employment that they made to me. Nevertheless, I had a great time there and learned a lot.

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