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Not bad

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at IBM

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

they have their challenges but are looking for ways to improve and they have something good with the cloud initiatives

Cons

a lot of people jockeying for just a few jobs and it's easy to get complacent. a complete matrix organization

Advice to Management

earnings are now the most important thing, so please just say that instead of creating new values for the company.

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  1. Helpful (10)

    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..


  2. Helpful (4)

    Great place for the complacent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IBM has been around longer than any other IT company and for good reason -- it hires some of the best and brightest people in the industry, and the senior management isn't completely dumb. Benefits of working at IBM include great flexibility (results-oriented environment), liberal view of technologies (you can bring your own Mac or smartphone to use at work, and no websites are ever blocked), and a decent benefits package including automatic 401k contribution, 100% match up to 6%, and free access to financial planners. The senior management hasn't completely screwed up -- the company is turning a healthy profit and those who haven't been laid off have not seen a salary cut.

    Cons

    This isn't your father's IBM. There's no paternal feeling anymore where the company would take care of the employees from cradle to grave. The pension is gone. Salary is middle of the road. Promotions, for young people, are hard to come by due to lack of attrition by older workers. To be a rock star, you really have to have a "sponsor" and be in the right place at the right time.

    Advice to Management

    Pinning people down in the lower bands is going to bite management in the rear once the job market starts recovering.


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