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Extraordinary time constraints, lots of overtime

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Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Houston, TX

I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

IBM Name was considered positive, nice to wear IBM badge

Cons

Too much overtime, very overworked

Advice to Management

Add staff, make realistic schedules

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  1. 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 (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. 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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Clean up shop

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