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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)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good people. global opportunities. broad experience.

Cons

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

Advice to Management

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

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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)

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

    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 Management

    Treat all employees with respect

  2. 400,000 Person Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - Good reputation
    - Some bright coworkers (not all, but there are some brilliant people here)

    Cons

    - Frequently poor managers (common in technical jobs)
    - Poor review cycles and promotions: complex and infrequent
    - You are a cog in a wheel, no chance to make an impact until at least at the partner level
    - Constant focus on cost-cutting, there is a general lack of organic growth focus

    Advice to Management

    None really, the model works for the very senior leadership. It's just bad for junior employees and middle managers. IBM tends to still operate off of it's name, even though it's not the same company as it was even 10 years ago. If the company really wants to grow and retain talent, make drastic changes but in general I think it's a mature company that is just focused on cost cutting, not top line.

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