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Client Executive

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Former Employee - Client Executive in DFW, TX
Former Employee - Client Executive in DFW, TX

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

Pros

World class technology solutions; great, knowledgeable people; learn something every day; stellar reputation in the industry;

Cons

Huge & complex company to work for; matrixed orgranization makes it difficult to be quick & responsive to client needs; constant management churn makes it difficult to have clear strategy in place to execute; change is constant which makes it difficult to produce consistent results; top management unable to show revenue growth, but is very focused on EPS metric to make Wall Street happy;

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a 5 year plan for the company to grow and execute on it, instead of constantly changing the product/solution mix which results in revenues going down every year (quarter). Have a long term vision/strategy that is built around the factors described in the book "Good to Great" by Jim Collins and execute on that with a core management team that stays in place for 5 to 10 years.

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Disapproves of CEO

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    Consider working elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For new families, IBM offers a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management performs annual layoffs in most groups. LIttle or no training dollars. The experience you gain at IBM isn't going to be what most of the IT/SW industry needs right now - skills in Mobile and Cloud. IBM's key initiatives are, by-and-large, latecomers to a plethora of major competitors, including Amazon and Google. Add to that IBM's profits have been down for 8 quarters in a row.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst Experience in my Career - last 12 years were horrible

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of a single thing.

    Cons

    Overtime!! No support from team or management. No raises for over 3 years even with great reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some ethics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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