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amazing resources, amazing customer problems

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at IBM full-time

Pros

This is the technology company for computing. The research capability a the breadth of product offerings means you can address almost any customer problem

Cons

Difficult to move within the organization. Lots of processes that consume time and energy.

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    Not your father's IBM

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Big company, so lots of opportunities - if you know the right people.
    Work-from-home policy.
    Can't think of any other pros...

    Cons

    Absurd focus on cutting expenses. Air travel in coach class, regardless of flight time or distance. However, 3rd line managers get booked in business class. How's that for morale?
    Everyone is only waiting for the next layoff to occur, so not much serious work is being done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are so far removed from the trenches you have no idea how things are done. I can see IBM going the way of HP: a company sliding into oblivion; it may take more time in IBM's case, but it will get to the bottom one day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Below-average salary plan for all non-executives.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Brand name recognition for your next job, for which you should begin prepping for as soon as you enter. You can feel good about contributing to the executive compensation.

    Cons

    All non-executives have their salary capped at 10% below industry average. The yearly rating system has a mandate of putting 10% of the employees in the "improve or be let go" bucket, applied at all levels, and within all groups. There is a very depressed vibe, company wide.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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