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IBM STG is good for computer engineers, hardware engineers and physicists but not good for computer science engineers.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopewell Junction, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopewell Junction, NY

I have been working at IBM

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Place for discovering innovation. Plenty of opportunities to move within STG for good-fit. Many opportunities to learn new technologies and contribute to the same.

Cons

STG's primary business model is to make and sell hardware products - high end servers/data storage/mid range server/storage. This makes it hard to change course midway. STG is not a good fit for computer science professionals (e.g. BS or MS in CS).

Advice to Management

Should either create opportunities and/or openings for those who are already in STG to (by finding a niche and supporting software based solutions) and are software professionals, OR, identify a pipeline to transition such people into Software Group. Because, STG as it is employs such professionals but does not offer appropriate career growth opportunities for them (long term).

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY

    I worked at IBM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IBM is a good place to work. There is good deal of respect for employees except when it comes to the resource actions. In many parts of the company you get the opportunity to change jobs every 2-3 years and that helped maintain my interest and keep me challenged. Also, if you get a manager that you don't like very well you can be pretty sure that you or they will move before too long.

    Cons

    The lack of promotions. You need to want to work a lot of hours - this isn't a 9-5 place.

    Advice to Management

    You might have considered "taking the higher road" and not had such huge resource actions and moving so many jobs overseas at a time when the US economy was tanking... You should also review your downsizing policies. In the actions of 2009, the policies allowed a number of top performers go.


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    Long term employee...recently retired

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boulder, CO

    I worked at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None...Used to be a great company to work for but not any longer.

    Cons

    Pay raises of 1% or 2% every few years drives newer employees away. Unfortunately the respect for the individual that was IBM's creed has vanished. Used to be the Flagship company to work for however now just another large multinational that most new hires stay on for 5 years and then move on.

    Advice to Management

    Salary plan is so skewed to the executive level that the execs have lost touch with the folks that really keep the business running..


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