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IBM Then and Now

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Staff in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Staff in Austin, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

IBM has a true grasp of business, plans well, and teaches its employees. It is the perfect place to begin a career and learn all you can. If you can manage to stay relevant, it can also be a great place to end your career, aka retire.

Cons

IBM has lost some of what used to be what set it apart: Respect for the Individual. It was too quick to try to mirror some of the behaviors of newer, fresher companies in the 80's and 90's. Most of those companies are no longer around; IBM managed to outlast them, but at the cost of some great talent.

Advice to Management

Remember to foster the loyalty that made IBM a great company. An employee having a rough time may say the wrong thing to the wrong person and in a flash their career is over.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Great place to work.....hard, focused, challenging but great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great ability to deploy unique technology, huge global footprint, Very Metric Driven company

    Cons

    Big and Complex, Very Metric Driven Company

    Advice to Management

    Balance the excellent execution and hard driving culture with more care for the individual. I know this is hard to do given the size and scope but improvements in this dimension will have positive impact on both employee morale and client morale.


  2. Software Engineer, iOS developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Complex projects, great experience, great 1st line manager[at least the one im dealing with]

    Cons

    Compensation, growth opportunities, and too vertical for the quick paced technology shifts

    Advice to Management

    if only we could limit the politics and the red tape.


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