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Going downhill for most employees

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Information Developer
Current Employee - Information Developer
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

flexible working environment for some of us

Cons

I work with some rather unethical and untalented people. It didn't used to be that way.

Advice to Management

Whatever happened to mgr evaluations by employees? First-line managers are not scrutinized the way they should be, especially with recent changes in mgmt structure. Elimination of second lines means nobody is really watching the first lines, and some of them really need the boot. Ginni, I'm sorry that you haven't been able to change the culture the way you intended. I was really hoping our first female CEO would rock, but telling stories and chasing wild ducks is not helping me respect you.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Good company - all about the stockholders

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, work/life balance, supportive of telecommute, decent benefits

    Cons

    Offshoring, higher-paid folks are targeted for lay offs. Commonplace to see Peter-Principal upper level mgmt.


  2. A frustrating post acquisition process.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brand Recognition, history, past stability

    Cons

    IBM has an incredible amount of bureaucracy, process and overhead. The things needed by a team to bring their software to market are often wildly de-centralized into sub-kingdoms that have the ability to halt progress of inconsequential technicalities. It is largely a company run by legal, finance, and self-declared process

    Advice to Management

    Shake it up, get back to innovation and place all decision making needed to execute within the teams/groups. Empower the teams to make things happen, and get out of their way when they do. Do not manage the business through constant fear of taking chances or risk.


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