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IBM Research is a great place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Yorktown Heights, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown Heights, NY

Pros

- Really smart colleagues, amongst the smartest in the world
- Good opportunity to have real impact
- Open research environment
- Some freedom to do what one wants

Cons

None thus far. A lot depends on your manager however.

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Leverage Research!

Recommends
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    Great experiences

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to experience a lot of types of work and people and are exposed to a global company. Loved the ability to work remotely from home.

    Cons

    Too hard to transition to any other career paths once you start down a path. They often freeze moves between divisions and you can't change jobs as easily as they would lead you to believe. They would rather lay you off than take a chance on moving you into a different career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your valuable experienced people...allow them to change jobs and careers within the company instead of laying them off.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    IBM

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory IT Specialist  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    Name recognition, access to a ton of free Computer Based Training to improve skills (for your next job), good medical benefits for employee (expensive for family)

    Cons

    Utilization targets to meet minimum review ratings require all PTO, holidays, and all other non-billable time to be made up with overtime. Endless layoffs of Americans to ship jobs overseas. Heavy time demand as you work full time at customer site plus any OT they will allow, plus 5 hours a week to follow IBM documentation processes. You may never physically meet the manger responsible for you reviews, only your project manager. High turnover in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM needs to be more strategic in what it offshores. Cutting seasoned employees for very high turnover offshore resources causes project delays, customer dissatisfaction, SLA financial penalties, etc.

    Disapproves of CEO
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