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Great company

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Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Tucson, AZ

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

Pros

Great family friendly place to work

Cons

High pace and very high standards

Advice to Management

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  1. Helpful (2)

    heartless company with no loyalty to employees - especially ones from acquisitions.

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you want to travel globally, there are lots of jobs for that...but expect to fly coach no matter where you go. In some areas they pay competitively, but you will work lots of hours

    Cons

    The benefits are eroded for a big company and not that good. The growth opportunities will just depend on your own initiative, and willingness to stick your own neck out and search - no one will be looking out for you and trying to get you a path / promotion - unless you are real lucky and get a rare boss that will do that. Its not the IBM way. The company has a bias toward "an IBMer" who is someone that has been with the company for some time. Middle managers from acquisitions are at a big disadvantage. The culture is very cut throat. There is an illusion of a work / life balance (lip service paid to it). Upper management seems to in many ways out of touch (ivory tower like)

    Advice to Management

    look for ways to empower first line managers more. They and the people that work for them are you life blood, and I've talked with enough to know its not pretty what they are dealing with, and generally their opinion of the company is not very good


  2. The Abyss.

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    Former Intern - Manufacturing in Essex Junction, VT
    Former Intern - Manufacturing in Essex Junction, VT

    I worked at IBM as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The paycheck. And the exercise. There were also a few people who were decent and amusing. Not much else.

    Cons

    The big challenge was to hold onto my sanity and to keep my sense of equilibrium. This place is a concentrated zone of egghead jerks, patronizing phonies, and assorted whackos. It's Cyborg America at its most grotesque.

    Advice to Management

    At least...1. Introduce variety to alleviate the terrible effects of endless repetition.
                   2. Teach the importance of positive reinforcement.
                   3. Teach better conflict-resolution skills.
    If any company needs a total psychological overhaul, it's IBM.


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