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IBM is an interesting place to work

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Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Strong brand name and smart people!

Cons

They treat employees just like a number and let go of people left and right.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Talent is poor

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn: Business and Technical

    Cons

    The talent at GBS is very poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Top-heavy, fossilized company whose best days are behind it

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Worked there 14 years and left on my own
    Very nice, professional and well-qualified employees with significant learning opportunities
    Large network of current and former employees. Still well regarded in the marketplace
    Work at home flexibility can be ideal for your personal situation

    Cons

    - Little to no opportunity for advancement, unless you are willing to travel 100% or move your family to a developing country.
    - little to no salary growth at all. IBM management makes it clear that you should feel lucky to have a job with Big Blue and are shocked when anyone leaves the Blue Bubble.
    - Doing more with less means that you have more than one job and are barely compensated for your first job
    - Cost cutting and slashing employee benefits are ALL IBM management cares about these days. I would not want to be a customer.
    - The myopic quarter to quarter view that IBM Finance (and therefore IBM Management) takes to meet its EPS numbers and satisfy the Street is stifling any real transformation potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to steer heavily in the direction of Cloud, Smart Planet and value added services, keep your prices competitive, drop the dead wood executives and business lines (like Strategic Outsourcing) and you may have a chance to dance again. But it's unlikely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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