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Quit managing in the short term

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Current Employee - Development Manager  in  Poughkeepsie, AR
Current Employee - Development Manager in Poughkeepsie, AR

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Many opportunities if you want to travel. Working directly for a client can be rewarding.

Cons

Many opportunities, BUT you have to travel. There is really no work-life balance. If you are supporting commercial clients, the clients come first above everything else. If you are in the I/T side of the business, you have no work-life balance. The 100% expectation is to be "on the road". Nothing else matters and there is no sympathy from exec management. IBM has spun the media on this and it is beyond me why the covers do not get blown off on this issue.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit offshoring talented workers. You are killing the company in the long run.

Disapproves of CEO

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    OK

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Work Life balance. Market competitive pay. Not to difficult work. If over average, can get things done quick and take time to do and learn other stuff. Good set of classes. Great intranet website.

    Cons

    Beauracracy and whole loads of it. Acquires software companies..no organic growth. Political plays in promotions. Since it acquires companies it can be very difficult to grow internally. Better to work for an company that IBM acquires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability! and structure. No frequent changes or reorgs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Let's turn it around!

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    Former Employee - Program Manager, Technology  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager, Technology in Boulder, CO

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Name Recognition - it used to mean a lot more!

    Cons

    Slow to respond to tech changes, customer demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people think so there are great career opportunities. Make it very fast paced = great people. In general when you work somewhere, you should be given direction not micromanaged. You need to recruit personalities who are extremely intelligent and knowledgeable!

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