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Great while it lasted - demoralizing when there were layoffs (and now it's my turn)

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Highly competent pool of people to work with and learn from
Great technology and chances to contribute.

Cons

Upper management is ruthless when it comes to quarterly earnings
Jargon (e.g. "interlock") takes getting used to.

Advice to Management

I like the Unilever approach better - don't give quarterly earnings predictions. Build morale in your employees. A lot of other highly competent workers will leave IBM to avoid their own turn with layoffs.

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  1. IBM - GBS

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    Former Employee - GBS Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - GBS Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of projects and educational opportunities are plentiful.

    Cons

    It take the right kind of person to be able to thrive in the IBM community.

    Advice to Management

    Management could be a bit more supportive in assisting one to roll on to other engagements rather that just leaving it up to the employee and mentor to find another project or be terminated.

  2. Learned a lot over the years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Rochester, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong people, deep technology, diverse workforce

    Cons

    Good ol' boy management system, managers watch out for those they like and discard others like waste

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