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At one time it was a great company to work for but not anymore.

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Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Armonk, NY
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Armonk, NY

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

IBM allows most employees the benefit of Telecommuting and has great work/life balance allowing employees to take care of personal business when needed.

Cons

IBM has lost its concern for their employees they are just another commodity/expense used by management. Even their pay is not as good as it once was. The side benefits like parties for the children and other events for employees are no longer in existence and this has hurt the moral. In a few years the number of US employees will be at their lowest point since all the work keeps going to the country that has the lowest cost.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please go back to the days of respect for the US employee and stop the cutting of cost just to reach the 2015 blueprint. I have seen many good US employees cut over the last several years this needs to stop. Please think about the future of the company not about the current results.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Don't work you to the bone.

    Cons

    No real perks, benefits are average, no good bonus's or stock plan.

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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 for 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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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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