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  • Career Opportunities
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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    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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    IBM not what it used to be.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Still a good place to work if you don't have your job off shored. Competitive pay and benefits and time off as needed.

    Cons

    Poor Management at all levels. No respect for technical talent. Layoffs affect US based employees making a decent wage and replace with cheap off short labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the technical talent, reduce level of management. Lower the compensation to executive and retaint the talent required to satisfy your customers before it's too late.

    Disapproves of CEO
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