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There's always a fear you will be in the next set of layoffs.

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Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst  in  Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Waltham, MA

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Competitive salary and outstanding benefits.

Cons

Some groups are protective of sharing information within their team in order to help secure their jobs. There is much overhead when it comes to being 'IBM compliant' as an employee. Don't expect to get even the simplest things done quickly. Also hard to find good managers that back up and advance their people.

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Not enough contact with lower management to identify the impacts that certain decisions have on the business and their people. Too much is done from the '30,000 foot' level.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place when I started, not so good right now

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, competitive pay, diverse work force.

    Cons

    Too much focus on share holders and not enough on employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Years were spent to hire and train the best people, but you are losing them through repeated resource actions and attrition. Work force in the US is aging -- very little hiring. Invest in your employees -- if you lose them, you'll never have so much talent again.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the Same IBM

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Staff Member  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Staff Member in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is determined to increase shareholder value by reaching their 2015 goal.

    Cons

    They will do whatever it takes to get there. So much for respect for the individual as a basic belief.

    I joined IBM 29 years ago as an engineer. At that time engineers were recognized as the core of the company. Now engineers are a seen as necessary, but are largely ignored by upper management. Management is now focused on vague marketing slogans like cloud computing and smarter planet. Engineers are cut when the aggressive division goals are not met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your engineers. Appoint management who understands engineering principles. Focus on solutions and products. Not just solution. Bring back respect for the individual. Release power given to financial guys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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