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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 for more than 10 years

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    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

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    depressing how much opportunity is squandered

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good people, great capabilities, huge R&D investments, wonderful client base

    Cons

    Ran by finance, hr and legal. Great capabilities can't be put to use due to all the internal roadblocks. While all over the world not truly global in terms of incentives, ability to work easily globally with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut out a ton of middle management so that sr management decisions can flow down. push down empowerment. Run like a business not like a spreadsheet. Allow managers to make business decisions vs finance. Put clients ahead of IBM and IBM will come out ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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