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Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Lisle, IL
Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Lisle, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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    Project manager in enterprise account

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart coworkers Interesting projects Excellent experience Mentoring is encouraged

    Cons

    Employees not valued; too much emphasis on numbers Terrible work-life balance Little job security - everyone is worried about next layoff

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees - they are the lifeblood of the company.


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    Bureaucratic. Heavy in the middle.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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    Outdated processes that many just follow blindly just because "that is how we've done it for x number of years.".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 Management

    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.


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