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No value on employees.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

Pros

There is a global work force and you get to meet people from other countries. Working from home is possible. Lots of custom tools and local support. You get to share an office with another employee in your team. You are not micro-managed and you might meet with your manager once a month.

Cons

No real support for Hardware development from the CEO. Open source of the Power Architecture to anyone shows that IBM is looking for someone else to build the hardware and IBM can just be a software company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

you need to listen to your technical advisers on what will be the leading trend in the future. You totally missed out on the open source Linux.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. Sliding into mediocrity

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    Former Employee - IT Architect in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT Architect in Austin, TX

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global reach, lots of things to work on. Chance to grow if you want to overwork yourself.

    Cons

    Too much focus on cost cutting. Not enough focus on customers or employees. Didn't see a raise for years, even with exceeds expectations reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are people, treat them as such. Anyone will do the job, you need to give them something to get behind, to support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, MN

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

    Pros

    Big Blue has many great opportunities to advance your career. Internal education and external training compensation. The atmosphere is more contemporary and relaxed. Being involved in leading edge technology that has truly shaped the world.

    Cons

    There's so many management changes it's difficult to build a relationship with your manager, seems like you're always starting over. So much is focused on statistics for your job instead of the efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find another way to stay in touch with each employee. Don't focus on the stats in those cases see what your employee has contributed to the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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