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Still a good company to work for, but it was better before.

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Current Employee - IT Architect in Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - IT Architect in Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Flexibility, hability to co-author publications and participate in global projects

Cons

Too much revenue-oriented. Should focus a bit more on the people.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    IBM Software Laboratory in Rome is an amazing opportunity to start your career in the IT world.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Rome (Italy)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Rome (Italy)

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Big company context: How a great company works, how their employers handle with day-by-day problems, daily opportunity to work on IBM proprietary software
    - Very nice working environment, all people are really nice and try to give you an help when you need
    - International experience, modern technologies, probably the only big software laboratory you can find in Italy

    Cons

    - At the moment, 2013, there's no many chance to be hired at the end of your internship period

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I will advice to keep at least the 50% of the interns that IBM spends time to grew up. Because otherwise they will just find them in their competition when they will be hired in other societies thanks to the skills earned in their period at the software laboratory.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Great experience, but executive direction is driving morale into the ground.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in seeking out whatever interests you.
    Plenty of training and volunteer opportunities.
    I have learned a lot while I was there.

    Cons

    No longer a fun environment.
    Upper management is tight lip regarding layoffs citing that discussions about staffing numbers hurts their competitiveness in the market... just an excuse to keep the employees in the dark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful to your employees about resource actions. Not saying anything before and after is crippling your employee morale. Yes you may be one of the biggest company in the world and have plenty of people who (mis)guide you, but there is more to life than the almighty dollar.
    Definitely felt like a number at the end at that executives only answer to Wall Street... quite sad.
    I feel sorry for those who are left behind...because their time will come it's only a matter of when.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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