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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
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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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    Generally uncaring about employees and beholden just to stockholders

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Work at Home widely accepted
    Benefits are not horrible

    Cons

    *Company nickles and dime employees to death, be it no raises, no profit sharing, screwing employees over on 401k matches (only at end of year), who knows what they will come up with next. If you are looking for a billion dollar a quarter in profits company that will value their hardworking employees with fair compensation and treatment this is NOT the place to work.
    * Moral is HORRIBLE due to the aforementioned garbage above AND the annual massive layoffs. You NEVER feel secure about your job which just makes already difficult jobs even harder.
    * Global Services employees are 'expected' to effectively work 50-60 hours a week MINIMUM to reach absolutely outrageous billable targets set every quarter. If you are unlucky enough to actually reach 10 years and 4 weeks vacation, this effectively means you have to work MORE just to offset your 'vacation'.
    * Employees rating and evaluation system is a complete joke. Managers are forced to skew ratings to fit a curve designed to minimize raises and profit sharing (if profit sharing is available at all).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM has effectively done everything possible to devastate their employees. We have lost every competitive advantage we once had to attract and retain top talent. Start valuing your employees again and make IBM a place where people want to work by treating employees with respect, fairly compensating them, and not doing everything possible to save costs on their backs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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