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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Durham, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

I worked at IBM

Pros

Decent bennies at ok salary for regular employees (for others, it's a completely different story). Flexibility of working from home was good. Some of the technologies being used are up-to-date; others are clearly legacy.

Cons

The hardware market is shrinking for a company like IBM, and also the company is moving technical work offshore as quickly as possible. Don't get trapped in a dead end position, or think that this place will offer a career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The employees have a tremendous amout of cynicism about management, and are tired of being whipped, exploited and lied to. Productivity falls significantly when using global teams. But nobody thinks you care.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Brainy and resilient techies, weak middle management.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Hopewell Junction, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Excellent place to start your professional carrier.
    Great opportunities in advancing your management carrier if you’re a female or a minority.
    Worthwhile grand vision by CEO and his office.

    Cons

    Zero accountability: if a manager or lead professional fails, s/he gets promoted.
    Weak middle-level leaders multiplie and accumulate; often special, useless positions are created to accommodate them.
    CEO grand vision has difficulty finding real leaders (managers and professionals alike) who are able and empowered in advancing it to reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop appointing failed or inexperienced professionals into leadership positions because they begged for it for several years.
    Provide clear level of accountability, especially, for middle-level leadership positions.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No job security

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Opportunity to network with many consultants
    Competetive Salary
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Poor bonus program
    They recruit surplus amount of consultants when there is market is good and through you out ruthlessly when there is no need due to market conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't recruit too many consultants when you know that you are going to layoff them for sure at some point of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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