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Giant in IT Solutions

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Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Yorktown Heights, NY
Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Yorktown Heights, NY

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

Pros

Good people. global opportunities. broad experience.

Cons

bureaucracy. excessive emphasis on sales, and weak focus on technologies

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need more effort on technology and R&D as well as sales-driven business plans

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    IBM work / life balance

    Cons

    Frequent Layoffs (quarterly layoffs to meet 2015 plan). Not the same company it was years ago. Managed income and limited rewards for success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Short term view by management, no future

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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

    The really good people you get to work with great, true leaders within the industry and really know how to run a good shop or project. Natural leaders are given a long rope, even when they are front line non-managers. There are some good and fun projects to work on if you can get attached to them but there are fewer and fewer of them in the US.

    Cons

    There is a significant population of people not pulling their weight, often hiding behind the work at home smokescreen. There is no such thing as life balance if you have any pride in your work with 60 hour work weeks the norm. Cost cutting has gotten to the point of foolishness. Company has no long term goals.

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    Management has no clue what our customers think. Customers ask where is IBM headed? Morale is at a new low with recent layoffs. How can you be IT company if you fire all the field technical folks?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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