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Struggling

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Current Employee - WW Leader
Current Employee - WW Leader

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great brand. Impressive consistency for a 100 year old company, nice people.

Cons

Too many layers of management, below average sellers, multiple sales overlays for every software group, cap earnings for sales, poor execution with technology delivery teams. Sadly, IBM isn't where top performers go to work, it's where they go to retire.

Advice to Management

You need some fresh blood. Company hasn't hit their revenue/growth targets in 8 quarters. Everyone mid level and above have been at IBM for 20+ years and know nothing but "the machine" and they are the only ones drinking their own cool-aide.

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  1. IBM was a great company.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with many decent, hardworking, and intelligent people.
    Remote work.
    Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Long work hours, decreasing benefits, no outside training opportunities.
    Company put employees at the last order in priority, after Wall Street, customers. It's better be stock holder than an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace opensource products.


  2. The Land of Oz

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning new skills that you can take to another company. Co workers for the most part are great to work with.

    Cons

    If you are of a certain age you are treated like garbage. In Dubuque there is no way to grow your career. No raises, no bonuses, first line managers play favorites. You never know from one day to the next if you are going to have a job. The managers do not have managing experience. If you screw up you move up. No sense of following business conduct guidelines even though we are required to read them each January.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes! Just because the young chicks bat their eyes at you doesn't mean they are good enough to be moved into a higher band then those who work their butts off every day. Show some appreciation for your employees.


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