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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 for 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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    Great place to work for 3-5 years

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are a plethora of opportunities to work in roles that interest you. Company culture is changing into a more progressive one with an influx of younger workers leading the charge.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lack of genuine relationships among colleagues-- e.g. we're here to get work done, not to be friends type attitude seems to abound in most offices. People are friendly, just don't really make the effort to go much further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Let's get that stock price up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company for a working mom

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Specialist  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work at home to keep life in balance. Excellent vacation plan and benefits that rewards hard work. Pay is in line with the industry. Opportunities for advancement. Annual reviews are valuable, not every employer does them.

    Cons

    Work at home is great, but you end up working every spare moment. That's just the trade-off of an incredible benefit as a working mom. Very demanding hours and the possibility of a project ending and being laid off, which is what happened to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who continue to work hard, especially in years when the bonuses are non-existent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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