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I had a long career at IBM, but was affected by a layoff

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Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Rochester, MN
Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Rochester, MN

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

Pros

Great people to work with throughout the company.

Cons

Company reacts to quarterly results with downsizing to meet their 2015 roadmap. There seems to be no long term vision which is resulting in more and more downsizing (right sizing in IBM's terms). Follows the theme of doing more with less.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think about how your decisions affect the people in the trenches. If you continue to reduce the workforce at the current rate, there will no one left for management to manage.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Learn what you can, then leave

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, well-recognized company, easy to move around the company to take on different positions/roles

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between management and engineers, way too much penny pinching (from small things like taking away free coffee to important things like prohibiting promotions due to constant budget constraints), massive bureaucracy makes everything take forever due to all the approval required, company as a whole has experienced continuous revenue decline but has been increasing profit margins by constant cost cutting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the top 3 levels of management: Besides retirees, people leave your company mainly because they're unhappy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    My time at IBM has been a mixed experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Access to some of the best technology, Initially some of the best benefits in the business

    Cons

    They will work you to death, Benefits are being cut every year, No raise in several years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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