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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Great opportunities for an IT professional

Cons

Management assumes you will give up vacations/personal time in favor of business needs 100% of the time.

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very Poor Morale due to Management Practices

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good brand recognition; looks good on resume
    Many substantial projects to work on

    Cons

    No career development, recognition, or raises
    Staff is extremely overworked because IBM needs to bid low to be competitive
    Leadership only cares about the numbers, "just do the work and shut up" attitude
    Very poor morale; key team members sometimes resign in the middle of client projects
    Absolutely NO work/life balance. You give up your personal time to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not sustainable. IBM is top-heavy with management who do very little to deliver value to end customers, and the staff is paying the price. How can you continue to deliver top-quality client work in this environment?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    IBM Server & Technology Group used to be great, now cost savings and EPS goals destroy morale.

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working at the forefront of technology, building some of the most complex and powerful servers in the world.
    Most technology, tools and methodologies are developed in-house, one can easily get hold of the experts on each of them and influence decisions, request features and work on pushing the boundaries of technology further.
    IBM is one of the most flexible companies in terms of working from home/remotely and planning your regular work hours that I know of, additionally the global teaming makes for some great contacts from around the world.
    IBM is so big that making career changes is possible within the company and since they're active in all fields of IT, there's usually a job in any area one would like to explore.

    Cons

    Everything is driven by the EPS goals of the 2015 roadmap which results in some extreme measures. Office supplies are barely/not provided any longer, offices are only cleaned once a quarter, all assistants have been consolidated into a few positions of site. People are providing their own IT equipment because getting anything (docking station, keyboard, extra power supply) beyond the basic laptop is subject of budgeting scrutiny.
    Due to the constant cost cutting, there have been many rounds of layoffs affecting even solidly contributing employees which results in the remaining team having to cover even more work and there's no adjusting of deadlines due to this either. At the same time the management team preaches that "innovation matters" but there is really no time provided to pursue new ideas and even if you had a great new idea, there's no system for providing awards to employees anymore except for large corporate level awards.
    Training is only provided in the form of free online classes, conference travel is sometimes possible but only if one has a paper to present at the conference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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