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Good overall but times have changed.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The company has a long history, reputation (the name speaks for itself), great product, global, benefits, skies the limit for above/beyond contributors, resources and a great talent pool!

Cons

It's a big company therefore you'll have to contribute above and beyond to be recognized or to survive. Employees are just employees. Concentrate at what matters to the company not what you think matters. However, these are prevelant in most companies today.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to the foundations why IBM was a great place to have a career, not just a job. Make IBM the leader in all aspects not just inline with the competition.

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    Overall, it was a good experience, but frequent. quarterly layoffs, termed "Resource Actions" by IBM, made it stressful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary, work at home option, schedule flexibility, educational opportunities, and opportunities to change career focus.

    Cons

    Lack of job security, especially with a large focus on outsourcing jobs overseas. Frequent reorganizations and management changes. Very low or no raises, even for top performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing solely on quarterly reports and performing "Resource Actions" against top performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    First year at IBM

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    There are some great people, offers great benefits package, and allows decent work/life balance compared to some boutique consulting firms.

    Cons

    The "Corporate machine" culture is something to get used to, especially if you come from other consulting or smaller boutique firms. Management team can help, but usually you have to proactively ask for guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New IBMers will need some guidance & advise to adapt to IBM's process mechanism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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