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Project Manager in IBM

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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

Pros

Vast knowledge base and availability of informal education/learning. Strong movement towards Services and thus a 'consultant / contractor' mentality will fit well. Self-starters that blaze their own trail and keep up credentials will do well

Cons

Shifting from Hardware - strong outsourcing and low-cost resource/geography execution focus.
Finance and short-term financial reporting objectives often get in the way. The drive for EPS target appears to be a pure finance/stock holder driven goal that isn't tied with business execution and actual value delivery to customers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Procurement Engineering - Mechanical & Electrical sub assembies to main frame systems

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    Former Employee - Procurement Professional in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Procurement Professional in Rochester, MN

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

    Pros

    IBM pays very well and they have an average benefit program. The vacation benefit is very good. They have flexible schedules for most positions.

    Cons

    IBM states that they are remaining in the hardware business. History would indicate that this is not true. Initially they sold Storage to Hitachi. Then they sold the Desk Top/Lap Top business to Lenovo. They are currently in the process of selling Low End Servers to Lenovo and laying off a good portion of their Mid Size Main Frame Server employees. Anyone accepting a job at IBM in the US hardware business should plan on a short duration at IBM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM was once the greatest company to work for. It has degraded over the past 30 years for employees in hardware design and manufacturing and any related teams that support hardware manufacturing. When IBM was strong they provided long term 5 year plans to the employees a couple of times each year. The last time I saw a 5 year plan was in the mid 90's. There are far to many Directors, Vice Presidents, and Presidents within IBM. The corporate portion of the company has gotten greedy like many companies. The hard working middle class employees that have been part of the company for 20+ years are paying the price by getting laid off in a part of their life where getting another job with equivalent vacation, pay, and benefits is impossible. The big question is how long will IBM last once they no longer manufacture hardware?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Good Competent people. Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Payrises are few and far between

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with junior analysts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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