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Huge company with some exceptional people, but gets in it's own way. Poor people management excellent financial mgt.

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Deep pockets and technology to properly fund and support interesting projects, great wealth of talented people to draw from, many whom go on to start other companies. Good social and technical interaction between employees all over the world = excellent teaming. Acquisitions have been very well chosen.

Cons

Inconsistent management, too much politics and no long term measurement of management decisions. Acquisitions not well integrated quickly enough, focus on process may unnecessarily scare away good talent - since most of it is trivial.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your technical talent and help smooth the way for them to succeed.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company to work for, but limited growth ability.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Great company to work for in terms of flexibility of work and home life. People are great and very helpful. The pay is market level, definitely a talent attractor.

    Cons

    Job security is always a worry. Constant restructuring of staff mixed with a very limited ability to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop newer talent by sticking to founding morals. “Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?” - Thomas J. Watson.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    software engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    great company to work for, give you lots of room to grow

    Cons

    needs to take initiative , communicate more with team members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate more with each employers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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