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It's not the employer it used to be

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Former Employee - Project Manager
Former Employee - Project Manager

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good salary
Decent work life balance
Competative benefits

Cons

Continued workforce reductions
Too much of the bonus money goes to top management
Lack of rewards for the regular employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop looking just short term to the next quarterly dividend. Invest in research & development and your people. Short term decisions are undercutting company stablity.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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    Current Employee - ERP Training Consultant  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - ERP Training Consultant in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (health, dental, special needs support, etc.)
    Great co-workers (for the most part - - there have been a few bad apples)
    Flexible work schedule (project dependent)

    Cons

    A lot of overhead administrivia (both weekly and yearly)
    Disappointing bonus structure
    Yearly merit increases are a joke
    Management/organizational structure fluctuates too frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on better balancing professional yearly expectations and don't hold individuals accountable for factors outside of their control. Allow the review and appraisal process highlight value based on merit. Utilization is a joke when we have project requirements (40-44 hours per week at a minimum), personal/professional training and education requirements (on top of project work), regular manager/department/practice/sector calls (on top of project work), providing support to sales efforts (on top of project work), required practice give-back activities (on top of project work), and of course 6-15 travel hours per week (on top of project work). All of this taken into account is truly in the neighborhood of 60 - 70 hours every week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    overworked and under paid

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    Former Employee - Technical Services Professional  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Services Professional in Chicago, IL

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    there was a time of good training and team building, not anymore

    Cons

    there is no care for their people and even less care about their customers. rather save money and drop support people hoping nothing goes wrong.... this company is strictly run by finance which is very short on strategy. no building today to use tomorrow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    forget roadmap 2015 because EPS won't keep IBM going in the long run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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