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Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at IBM full-time (less than a year)

Pros

good culture in the company

Cons

none i can find to write

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  1. Great before IBM took it over.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fellow account managers and support teams were great. The Sales Engineers are people you want to know due to their knowledge and understanding of the software- in and out. The perks were great and departments were run well until...IBM.

    Cons

    Then IBM takes over. Layoffs, perks taken away, red tape, everything that comes with a Jabba the Hut like IBM. People became numbers and the metrics took over actual selling and training. When new upper management was brought in, those managers brought more incompetent mid level managers that lack any leadership qualities and experience in the software field. No offers for help or advice for employees to grow. SPSS account managers that had been there for 8+ years were passed over for senior positions so that newly hired upper and middle management can hire friends from old jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go ahead and keep hiring people you know rather than people that are qualified to lead and manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    IBM's greatest talent lies in squeezing employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Pros

    One single pro: The work is wonderfully interesting and co-workers are, for the most part, talented.

    Cons

    Where to start... The sword of Damocles is hanging over your head on a daily basis, with layoffs on what seems like a monthly basis. Compensation is sub-par. The entire intent of the HR group is to squeeze salaries and benefits until retention becomes an real issue, then back off for a bit, then rinse/repeat. Development teams are about 80% staffed, but that's par for the course in the entire industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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