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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 for 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many leaders, non-transparent management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Technology if one wishes to learn the best in class products. Good work-life balance especially for women. Some very bright & great leaders to work with.

    Cons

    It would have been better if the management were transparent to its employees. Dont expect to make too much money & IBM is known as a place of attraction for technology & not money. You will have to manage your career yourself. Dont expect your manager to mentor you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont back stab your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pretty Good

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Online Training, Job Security, Role movement encouraged, overall package good, nice colleagues, management pretty good

    Cons

    Complex processes and tools that overlap leading to frustration and wasted effort, forced to use IBM software rather than best in class, bonuses and other rewards poor, penny pinching on expenses and equipment, slow to adapt to rapidly changing market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify, Simplify, Simplify! Truly flatten the organization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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