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Great people. Terrible Executive Management

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Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX

I have been working at IBM as a contractor (more than a year)

Pros

Great colleagues who are willing to go the extra miles or two to achieve, sometimes unrealistic goals, set by business and executives. Flexible work hours. Since you VPN in, you can work from different state or even country as long as you have internet and phone.

Cons

The management has been going from bad to worst. Constant layoff which is not based on performance. Poor communication. No growth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is no failure in business but only failure in leadership.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Hard work, occasionally rewarding,for a Co. that seems wedded to using what worked in the 80s to drive excellence today.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Left Brain: 'Performance-based culture': you can rise quickly and gain access to top people and a great many resources when you have success...

    Cons

    - Right Brain: 'Performance-based culture': perform within the confines of a near-soulless formal organization, working with, but also to best your valued co-workers who are similarly numb - so that you can continue to do what you do...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The elephant did learn to tap dance, but the mice now need to be nurtured, not stomped - they will never be in control but they can stampede a thousand elephants. Give them real reasons to like the elephant not fear him. You'll succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Great starting job, lacks in promotion opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Young work environment, PTO, no micro-management, flexibility.

    Cons

    Work not rewarding at times, Supplemental working status.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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