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Former Employee - Business Development Manager
Former Employee - Business Development Manager

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

Pros

IBM is still the leading solutions provider in the world, providing all elements of a total solution either stand-alone or integrated (SW, HW, Consulting, Services..).. I enjoyed and feel privileged to have worked in IBM's global services organizations.. I would recommend IBM's global services organization to anyone..

Cons

IBM has become to top heavy,,, too many levels of executives, most time 5-6 layers of VPs between the CEO and field.. this needs to be trimmed to a more controllable model similar to what Gerstner implemented on his arrival (2-4 layers).. IBM also does not seem to practice one of the credo's it had when I joined, "respect for the individual".. they need to be focused on the bottom line, but not with sacrificing respect for its employees.. there are still a few execs in IBM that carry the respect tradition on, and they seem to be quire successful.. may some one needs focus on that again..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

trim the VP fat, focus on what is needed to improve the employees capability and affordability to perform their jobs mobilly..

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Being employed at IBM is a great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Consulting By Degrees in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consulting By Degrees in Washington, DC

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to get involved in a lot of different industries.

    Cons

    They hire too many recent grads and do not have enough space for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Large company, good place to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to try different technology sectors, but this also depends on the type of employee, the more challenges an employee wants the faster their career path can move. The opposite is also true, the less challenges an employee wants the more their job can become stagnant
    Most of the company is family oriented

    Cons

    First line management most of the time is good about protecting their developers but upper level management doesn't always seem like their vision is aligned with their lower level management.
    Morale is not so great right now, poof performance has caused the company to make some decisions that are not always the best ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to rethink its long term strategy, seems like currently everything that is being done is being done for the sake of achieving the next goal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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