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Former Employee - Network Engineer in Lisle, IL
Former Employee - 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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    Bureaucratic. Heavy in the middle.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Talented engineers. Opportunity to work and travel globally. Diverse career choices, you won't be bored.

    Cons

    Outdated processes that many just follow blindly just because "that is how we've done it for x number of years.". Too many management layers that moved around often, which caused lack of accountability and massive overhead for reeducating new people every year. Performance review kills innovation as the ranking quota is dictated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up to the first vp level (from the bottom), the org is generally very lean. Between this and the highest GM, most could go away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenging, slow moving and frustrating at times.

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    Current Employee - Senior Training Consultant in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Training Consultant in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The name IBM still carries a lot of weight and can often help get converstaions with clients started. IBM is an ethical company.

    Cons

    The average work week is 50+ hours. Finding new projects can be difficult with the current IBM tools and changing practice areas is nearly impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees the opporutunity (and time) to be forward thinking and give the ability to pursue new ideas instead of only talking about being 'innovative' as an abstract concept.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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