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Dinosaur struggling

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Current Employee - Architect  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Architect in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Good for college grads to get the label on your resume.
Will get to work on cool technologies depending on the specific division you work for.

Cons

Terrible management overall.
No growth and some divisions are downright career blackholes.
Benefits are archaic with very high health insurance premiums.
No stock grants

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean up shop

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    35 Year Career

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    More successes than failures and more smiles than cries. Great career opportunities, skills and experience acquired at IBM prepared me well for life after IBM. Always remember that satisfaction and success with any company is up to the individual. I retired from IBM with no regrets. I actually thanked my manager when I was told that I was impacted by the resource action. I left with no anger towards the company. It was a great run!

    Cons

    IBM is slow to react to changes in the industry. Lack of vision or strategy. For years, the answer to improve the bottom line was to reduce cost. Too many layers of management has destroyed the creativity and vision that once made IBM a great company that was the envy on the I/T industry and business community in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new talent that can think and act beyond cost reduction as the answer to poor company performance. Develop a client centric culture. IBM is top heavy, it takes too long to get anything done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    good place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    people are very nice and good work life balance

    Cons

    not fast paced, little promotion opportunity, some people stay in some roles for more than ten years

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