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

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company to work for but not any longer, sadly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of talented people, with opportunity to develop and grow professionally. Opportunity to diversify if you invest your time making the right contacts.

    Cons

    Many of those talented people have left and not replaced, leaving a top heavy management structure. Moral in the hardware side of the business is at rock bottom and looks like it's going to get worse before it gets better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people in actions as well as words.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    2014 at IBM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Reduce bureaucracy
    Allow greater autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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