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Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at IBM

Pros

- work / life balance
- 401(k) match is awesome
- flexible work hours
- vacation time is great
- they don't work you to death (at least in my dept.)
- free light rail pass for commuting
- encourage learning, having a mentor, moving around in the company

Cons

- the ability to affect change is difficult because the company is so large
- career growth is a slow process

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- listen to your designers when designing software products, not developers
- focus on the user experience to retain customers and attract new ones
- avoid pushing feature overload vs. designing a solid experience that customers want
- in companies other than IBM, designers LEAD developoment - not the other way around. It's backwards at IBM (a VERY old mentality in product design)

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    Computer Operator

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    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    They have a relaxed culture. There is not alot of micro management. You are given the opportunity to do your job.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement. So called layoffs happen at the drop of a hat with no notice. Training is poor at best for new work assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the people who do the work. Stop outsourcing everything trying to save a penny while treating US employees like they don't matter.

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    Sell Business Analytics software , joined as part of an acquisition

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    good products, good and strong teammates, established customers

    Cons

    commision plan reduced, feel overmanaged , constantly updating tracking reports , spreadsheets, SRM tools, .. every group you work with hads a different tneed to track and update your progress - even though they don't own the responsibility (you do) but are being ttracked against it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a real job for all the staff tracking everything.... enhance the sales plan, the comensation plan is a far cry from our sales plan before we were acquired by IBM

    Approves of CEO
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