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Former Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Detroit, MI

I worked at IBM

Pros

Name recognition, access to a ton of free Computer Based Training to improve skills (for your next job), good medical benefits for employee (expensive for family)

Cons

Utilization targets to meet minimum review ratings require all PTO, holidays, and all other non-billable time to be made up with overtime. Endless layoffs of Americans to ship jobs overseas. Heavy time demand as you work full time at customer site plus any OT they will allow, plus 5 hours a week to follow IBM documentation processes. You may never physically meet the manger responsible for you reviews, only your project manager. High turnover in recent years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

IBM needs to be more strategic in what it offshores. Cutting seasoned employees for very high turnover offshore resources causes project delays, customer dissatisfaction, SLA financial penalties, etc.

Disapproves of CEO

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    IBM Research is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown Heights, NY

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    - Really smart colleagues, amongst the smartest in the world
    - Good opportunity to have real impact
    - Open research environment
    - Some freedom to do what one wants

    Cons

    None thus far. A lot depends on your manager however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage Research!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    management encourages lateral moves
    flexible time off , hours
    benefits package good , esp if you have a family
    moving can save u if laid off

    Cons

    typically older coworkers
    too much obvious brain washing / passive aggressive management motivation
    technologies that do not exist else where

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    peer reviews
    get advice from low level workers before promoting people to management; some times ( many times ) people are great to higher ups, but terrible to underlings

    No opinion of CEO
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