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Great people, great opportunity, concerned about the future

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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

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

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

Pros

Incredibly smart, hard working employees, willing to share their expertise and support in achieving customer goals.

Cons

Focus on cutting expenses (aka people) is destroying morale and the core strength of the company.

Advice to Management

As the current CEO has noted, what makes a company great is employees who are committed to the success of their customers. The focus on cutting people rather than on creating value for customers is seriously undermining what makes IBM great in the minds of its customers, its people.

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  1. Nice place to work

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Foster City, CA
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Startup feel as it is a small lab. Very friendly group of people. Foster city is a nice place.

    Cons

    Very expensive place to live in. Salary isn't great. Public transport isn't great either after 7pm.

  2. Solid company, but not without flaws.

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Newark, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance and flexibility options.
    Solid benefits package for healthcare and retirement
    Many opportunities to change roles within the company
    Good, hardworking coworkers.

    Cons

    Short term stock price focus.
    Over reliance on cost cutting to meet profit target rather than investing in growth.
    Annual raises and bonuses have been squeezed over time. Mid year bonus opportunities are less and less common than in years past

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, they are assets to be leveraged, not liabilities to be shed.

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