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4 people found this helpful  

Not perfect, but a great place to work with some really talented people.

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Detroit, MI

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

Pros

I've been at IBM for 14 years. For the most part, it has been a great place to work. We have market leading products in almost every segment we compete in. There are a lot of great people at IBM. I've had many bosses over the years, and the vast majority have been good people to work for.

Cons

Our products are generally among the highest priced in the industry so we are often beaten by lower cost competitors. We are a technically focused company rather than a marketing focus, so sometimes our product is the superior product technically, but we lose because we don't market well. As a salesman, I often struggle to boil down our value prop to a digestible story that customers understand.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More formalized and regular employee feedback. The annual review process is perfunctory at best.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    It's a good company to start with, but little room for advancement, and they like to move you around a lot if they can. I've had 6 different managers in 5 years.

    Cons

    You never really know how long you will have a job. They do layoff's (Resource actions) a couple of times a year and clean people out when they need to mover their stock prices up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your people, and the stock price will come.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good training, poor compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Remote Storage Support in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Remote Storage Support in Smyrna, GA

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good training regimen, and professional environment

    Cons

    Poor compensation, and lays off departments to give the illusion of profitability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your US workforce, they are the ones who made the company great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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