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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 for more than a year

Pros

IBM Name was considered positive, nice to wear IBM badge

Cons

Too much overtime, very overworked

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Add staff, make realistic schedules

Doesn't Recommend
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 company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Good Projects at hand. Well structured. Vast database of learning content. Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Green card is not so promising

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