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3 people found this helpful  

Work a million hours, make a million dollars!

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

Pros

Great people! Leading technology. Plenty of on line resources and training. Enough job specialization that you can find a niche where you do what you love and someone else will do the other stuff. You can make lots of money.

Cons

1st line managers are often geographically remote. For upper management, its all about the numbers; do not expect any personal consideration for unique circumstances. Money follows effort, but it takes lots of effort.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Year after year, we hear about salary increases being tied to a market reference point (midpoint for similar skills). Yet, we advertise that our people are the best. Please don't tell me I can't get a raise because I am above the market reference point, then sell me to a client as some sort of superman!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was once a great place to work, now just another job.

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    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer  in  Littleton, MA
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of talented people here, willing to put in the time and effort to get the job done.

    Cons

    US workforce is cutback year after year, middle management is clueless, like the rest of the workforce they are over extended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest some time resources in your current workforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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