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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

I have been working at IBM

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.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leverage Research!

Recommends
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    IBM

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    Former Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Detroit, MI

    I worked at IBM

    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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    All work and no play makes IBM the place for you.

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    IBM has some outstanding consultants and can do almost any project from business outsourcing through strategy/management consulting. IBM is extremely broad and most people can find a place for themselves.

    Cons

    IBM GBS is wrought with politics. Even though IBM can do so many things ranging from software to hardware and finally services, getting the groups to work together is extremely difficult. It is even hard within Services to get different Service Lines to work together. Partners tend to worry too much about how their group is looking and not look out for the overall good of the company. Additionally, when in global services, you never feel safe. You feel that you could be layed off (resource actioned) out at any point in time. Throughout this year, I have known a considerable number of top performers RA'ed due to billable numbers, and not need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always run the group on pure numbers. Just because someone is not "billable" check to see if they are helping IBM out in other ways (i.e. closing sales, etc.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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