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Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Lisle, IL
Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Lisle, IL

I worked at IBM as a contractor (more than 5 years)

Pros

Had a great local boss.

Cons

Brought in new contacting company cut everyone's wage. Has been sited for H1-B violations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Support lower management, upper management under cut the work of lower management.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good culture

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor

    Pros

    great culture, lots of internal opportunities, but the product acquisition and competition is hard to get past.

    Cons

    They need to differentiate from Oracle, and get prices to be more managable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Small cog in a vast machine

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    Former Employee - Services Architect
    Former Employee - Services Architect

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Having IBM on your resume gets attention. Working at IBM means you don't have to explain what company you work for. Vendors call you back, and you can push an escalation if need be. The biggest advantage of working at IBM is the vastness of the company. You can go as high as you want to - maybe. There are endless training opportunities and lots of things to do.

    Cons

    IBM periodically goes through an exercise called a "Resource Action" or "RA," which of course is a euphemism for a layoff. That is how I parted ways with the company. The company is gradually reducing its US workforce while increasing its staffing in India and China. Effects on morale are what you'd expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the past 10 to 15 years IBM has been run by its accountants. Its successes on the chess board and on "Jeopardy" notwithstanding, the company is not innovative, but is instead a follower and a late follower at that. The company's biggest moneymaker is its Global Services (i.e. outsourcing) division, where I worked and the game there is conservative and fundamental.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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