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Positive, overall. Great people, technology, and opportunity.

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at IBM

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

Opportunities to learn and move across different teams and technologies. Still a good company to be with over the long term if you can weather the storms.

Cons

Far too heavy management and fragmentation of teams doing duplicate work right now. Lots of talent going to waste. Good technology that never sees the light of day. Too much focus on 2015 Roadmap without any apparent thought to how it's being done. It's a disaster.

Advice to Management

Develop a more coherent vision of what IBM is trying to be and make sure everyone knows what it is.

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    IT-Specialist

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    Former Employee - IT-specialist
    Former Employee - IT-specialist

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good work

    Cons

    You need to work outside the US

    Advice to Management

    Keep your experinced US employees


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    IBM Living in the Past

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with lots of resources, people, locations, and opportunities. Image has been that it is the best of breed.

    Cons

    Very senior management more interested in driving stock price up for their own personal gain than growing a company which the staff and clients will admire. Many of their worldwide studies are based on bogus data that they create to convince the world they are the best and on top of the trends. If you compare it to others studies of the same companies, leaders, industries, etc. it does not match or even come close.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, be interested in the staff and be competitive. It's hard to make the "riches" you want from your stock options if you drive down the stock price and drive out the employees. You will be sitting in plush offices for a much shorter time with a smaller company, lower revenue and retained earnings, and people to do the work.


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