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overall great employer

Former Employee - Consultant in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Consultant in Cleveland, OH

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

Pros

salary and overall compensation; opportunities; development

Cons

work/life balance; effectively navigating organization

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Slow moving, stuck in the past, and full of neverending processes

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Work from home was allowed at any time, no questions asked. No hour tracking or anyone making sure I was meeting quotas as long as I was getting my work done.

    Cons

    The team moved slowly, and individually. There was no sense of teamwork or camaraderie, only individuals with tasks. This was exacerbated by the fact that upper management was forcing the departments into Agile, which led to employees used to doing waterfall to simply do waterfall with iterations. Agile was used entirely as an hour tracking tool for the bosses to send angry emails every day based on their pointless charts, which were based on numbers that everyone was making up. As a 20something, being the only one in a sea of long time employees with the next youngest employee being in their 30s is a bit of a shock. The fact that IBM only hires college hires or internal makes for the young ones to want to leave, and the internals to result in an echo chamber where no one advances the team. To have to use a version control system whose last major update was in 1995 is insane and will scare off any new talent to a more modern company (where modern in this case could be someone using CVS...).

    Advice to Management

    Start upgrading your processes for the modern world. You are competing with the likes of Google, Facebook, and Amazon in talent acquisition, which means your processes need to be competitive as well.


  2. Cold culture

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Able to work remotely. Able to expand many different business area if you are willing to work 80 hours per week.

    Cons

    Demanding many other roles other than your main job. Changes the Organization too often.

    Advice to Management

    Should keep expertise in organization. Do not ask people to move around.


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