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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I worked at IBM as an intern for more than a year

Pros

Very Nice people, will train you, flexible schedule

Cons

Might be a boring environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay more attention to your interns

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Managers totally screw you up

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Boulder, CO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great technology, lots of exposure to new things.

    Cons

    No training , more push to self training, self serving managers. lots of reliance on cheap workforce in India and china leading to frequent layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have some decency to treat people respectfully and not think of them as slaves or minions,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Performance means nothing

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    Former Employee - IT Architect  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Architect in Irvine, CA

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to work from home.
    Good medical and dental benefits
    Offices everywhere.
    People have heard of IBM before, so explaining that you work Initech or Initrode isn't required

    Cons

    Your actual job performance doesn't really matter to IBM management. As a well above average employee you will get told you are doing great with high review scores, but year after year you won't even get a cost of living increase.
    IBM will continue to find ways to overwork (e.g. 'build new efficiencies') or nickel and dime their employees, since they are unable to increase revenues. They need to reduce overhead by laying off employees to prevent the stock price from cratering. They have no other way to meet their expected earnings.
    Constantly offshoring jobs. It's really not surprising that IBM is looking to expand into Africa.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are unhappy and customer service is suffering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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