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Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Richmond, VA

I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

great people, great technologies. This was a great place to work. Allowed for growth in professional arena. First manager was amazing. He understood the work load and he worked for us.

Cons

hours are not best, sometimes the expectations of the road warrior is such that it puts us in danger. personal manager was not versed in what the team actually did. This appeared to be a thing of put them in place to fail but at our expense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

learn the position you manage. one manager knew what the field team dealt with but new manager did not take time to find out what and why things were done in the way they were.

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    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - IT Security Services Sales
    Former Employee - IT Security Services Sales

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, access to big clients, complex and interesting projects, ability to work remotely, increasingly better collaboration tooling

    Cons

    Slow / old process, heavy work load, 401K match payment moved to end of year, poor training for new team members, slow to move to cloud and slow to adopt new bus. models. Very risk averse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better strategy for cloud, faster acquisition schedule, more focus on training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The best of times, the worst of times

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Huge network, ability to move around within the company. Mostly great people. Predictable culture. Rewarded with promotions for exercising my passion, following my interests. Have to admire a company that knows how to sustain itself for decades.

    Cons

    Exasperating organizational infighting and agendas are to be expected within this vast company, despite a facade of collaboration. I wish it seemed genuine. Workload increasing too steadily to work on career advancement. Seeing I will have to sell my work-life balance to reach the next level. Fear I'll be politely shuffled out the door in 10 years anyway, for costing too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to what's going on among your areas. It might not be beneficial to the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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