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Good company to work for when you're starting out

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Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

IBM is a stable company to work for. It's not going anywhere, and it's not going to get bought out. You can even transfer between different product teams, although a lot will depend upon the state of business and how good your manager is. IBM tries to solve big problems and you'll encounter a lot of smart people trying to solve complex problems. It's a good company to work for so you can learn from other employees, and usually they're more than willing to help.

Cons

I felt valued as an employee by my manager and my peers. However, at the corporate level, I felt very unappreciated as an employee, e.g. getting rid of the water cooler to save money. IBM's current strategy is acquiring companies and thereby customers to grow. Organic growth is not happening. Now, the focus is about saving money.

Advice to Management

Care about your employees as real people. It's not just the first-level manager's job. It's every executives' job, all the way up to the CEO.

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  1. Ccontractor thru Kelly Services, then contract awarded to CCI, they didn't honor terms and conditions of my contract

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    Current Contractor - Morgan Stanley Desk, Night Supervisor in Boulder, CO
    Current Contractor - Morgan Stanley Desk, Night Supervisor in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    none, except my manager at IBM is fair and treats me like a human being

    Cons

    Doing work as manager with no pay increase, took night shift was promised hire at IBM, promise was broken, stuck on night shift

    Advice to Management

    Temp needed termination, he created hostile environment, no action taken because fear of lawsuit, he quit for another job after being written up multiple times


  2. You are just a number part of a selling machine. Customer relationships are not valued.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work done in Research.

    Cons

    All about selling. That is all that matters. Customer relationships and being a solid business partner are not valued. The quality of the work of some of the employees is very low in respect to other organizations. The population of the poor workers is higher at IBM (in my opinion) than other corporations. The company does not care about it's employees. You are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Should be a customer driven org. rather than a porduct driven organization.


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