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IBM was ok, but no more.

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Somers, NY
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Somers, NY

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

Pros

Lots of resources that smaller companies to do things cannot afford to do. Lots of good people working there.

Cons

Too much bureaucracy, overloaded with process. Too many databases and web apps needed to do straightforward stuff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Tap into your history. IBM can still be the company it used to be. Stop being short-sighted. Your people are your most important asset. Don't dump a bunch just to make some numbers. If the numbers are missed, then adjust your focus and move on.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I jumped through hoops to be a new hire only to be laid off after 18 months.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    The pay was good, the people I worked with were great, I enjoyed my project.

    Cons

    Lay offs are an annual ritual. While I loved what I did, I didn't like the stress that came during "layoff" season. It was starting to feel like a lottery you didn't want to win.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The only way to meet EPS is cost cutting

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    Former Employee - Business Unit Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Unit Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Wide array of jobs and career opportunities
    Excellent R&D machine

    Cons

    Death spiral to mediocrity: Bring in cheap help. Cheap help yields poor results. Cost cutting necessitates bringing in more cheap help.
    No flexibility. IBM way (which is failing) or the highway
    Poor execution of acquisitions
    Poor pay and commissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in top talent. Pay for talent. Focus on results. Empower people to make needed change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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