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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Lot of choices to move from one team to another team depending on what you like

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Pros

    You have the oppurtunity to work from home which is good.

    Cons

    Lot of work. You need to work for 80 hours every week to get any sort of recognition. Some managers don't appreciate the effort you are putting in. There are job layoffs every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Place to Learn and Gain Valuable Experience

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Leader
    Current Employee - Human Resources Leader

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

    Pros

    A tremendous amount of opportunities to gain skills and experience across many industries all in one company. Access to best of class education.

    Cons

    Culture is driven by quarter to quarter business financial results which has negative impacts across the business. Everything from increased workload, layoffs, reduction or elimination of bonuses and awards result in a constant churn in the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Executive team, don't drive or run the business based on quarter to quarter financial results and look to reinvest more in your highest performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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