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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)

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
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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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    Company in decline

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    Former Employee - Software Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    IBMers are, in general, extremely dedicated and skilled. Most of your colleagues will go out of their way to help you. Good product training. Dedication to non-discrimination

    Cons

    - Toxic sales environment with random/unrealistic quotas
    - Favoritism in territory assignments and revenue splits - you can (and will) pulled out of territory after spending a year building pipeline with no compensation. When the next person closes your deal quickly they'll be hailed as a hero
    - If you have more than 15 years in you'll have a target on your back as they look to replace you with a younger, cheaper person
    - Ineffective and inaccurate employee evaluation process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sacrificing the year to make the quarter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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