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Cost cutting is the order of the day above all else.

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Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

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

Pros

There are still a lot of really talented people working at Big Blue. If you look hard enough you can find deep expertise and learn a thing or two.

Cons

The bean counters run the shop. Getting anything done involves way more effort than it should because the company is optimized to keep costs down. With that as the focus ability to execute suffers.

Advice to Management

A profitability target for 2015 is not the same thing as vision.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    2014 at IBM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IBM part-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Re-inventng new solutions for latest industry challenges
    Good client base
    Knowledgeable and supportive colleagues
    Supports flexible working

    Cons

    Career progression very slow even when recognised as top performer
    Not people focused - all about the money
    Training is always cancelled
    Hugely process driven

    Advice to Management

    Reduce bureaucracy
    Allow greater autonomy


  2. Helpful (1)

    It's corporate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The salary is very competitive, the work is challenging and interesting. It's a big name in the industry and has practically unlimited resources. Push for success and employee promotion on the personal and professional levels.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. So much of it. Ridiculous new employee tests. Filling in forms. Ridiculous email client everyone has to use. So many company wide spam emails. It's as if they don't really want you to be working.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the silly acts, drop the tests, let people do what they're there to do. A teaser for extra knowledge and such could go a long way - if it came once every 2-3 months not every other day.


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