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It really is a sweatshop.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I can't think of too many - the pay is just OK for the area,

Cons

-frequent layoffs keep the workforce terrorized
- utilization targets effectively negate any vacation benefits - all time off must be made up
-promotions are almost impossible to come by, and if one does get promoted, then one is penalized for being "too expensive" for new projects

Advice to Management

Get rid of several layers of management so that the utilization targets are obtainable without burning out the staff. Stop the constant layoffs.

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  1. fair

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Encourage to be Innovative and Competitive

    Cons

    It could be too competitive for some engineers

  2. Helpful (1)

    If you are homeless, apply. If not, look somewhere else

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist
    Current Employee - IT Specialist

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have an official work from home policy
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Constant cutting of benefits. First, they took 15% of our pay. Then they took overtime. Then they took away reimbursement for needed items. Then they changed the work week to start on Saturday to prevent overtime. Lastly, they changed 401k matching to end of year lump sum. So if you leave early, you forgo all matching for the year.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. Most of us are happy to work our butts off if it means we are taken care of. Instead, you expect us to work for peanuts and then treat us like we're all disposable.

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