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Opportunity in abundance.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA

I have been working at IBM as a contractor (more than 5 years)

Pros

Training is available for every topic you may be interested. Opportunity to expand your skill sets in any career path that may interest you.

Cons

Work-life balance can be a little skewed from time to time, but I have discovered that by mentioning my concerns they are typically resolved or alternatives identified to regain that balance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A little more advance planning can be useful to the general rank and file, and allow for advance worker planning.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Great Company to work for..

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good management, team work.Able to learn a lot.Fast paced environment.fun company to work with

    Cons

    Timings..need to be avail 24*7

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Disappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Columbia, MO

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Training opportunities, company pays for (approved) certifications. Lots of new ideas and products if you can figure out how to get on one of those teams (typically reserved for Ph.D. applicants).

    Cons

    Pay is about 2/3 national average. Negative politics are common. Unpaid overtime is expected, 10% to 20% at a minimum. That's an extra 1/2 day or more per week lost family time. The Peter Principle is prevalent. Bad managers are kept in place even with literally dozens of complaints against them. Reviews are heavily subjective, and good luck appealing an inaccurate one. Attrition rate is high--100% of my team was looking for another job, a common activity in our center. Tons of talent was allowed to walk out the door and couldn't be talked into staying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees, move from HR managers to functional managers with a span of no more than 10 to 12 people, recognize that not every job can be routinized and staffed with replaceable robotic employees. Live up to your stated values, especially displaying integrity toward employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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