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Great place for new hires, or those in Sales or Development

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Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

As a big company, there are frameworks in place (which are missing from a smaller company) to provide context for creating and sharing information. There's also a diversity of areas to move on to when you're looking for your next position within the company, provided you're not looking to move up.

Cons

Marketing is an undervalued and under-funded area, which is constantly cut whenever the company goes through a downsizing, to the point where it's effectiveness is compromised. There's a move underfoot throughout all disciplines to outsource as many jobs overseas as possible, for cost cutting. Raises and bonuses are a joke during good times and bad.

Doesn't Recommend
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    High stress work environment

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    Former Employee - ASIC Hardware Engineer  in  Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - ASIC Hardware Engineer in Rochester, MN

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

    Pros

    Get to work on some interesting ASIC hardware design projects

    Cons

    High stress, 7 day work weeks expected, high overtime expected, expected to work while on vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan for ASIC hardware. You are losing good people for lack of a plan/future, poor pay, high stress environment and you no longer promote innovation which is how IBM became a leader in the first place. Now, there is only management to the stock holders and leadership is only to your 2015 roadmap, ie, lack of a real growth plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Flexible work environment.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work environment - can work from pretty much anywhere. Very smart people with tremendous breadth of knowledge available throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Not enough travel permitted. Hard to transfer to other departments so career progression can be constrained to your immediate skill set.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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