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If you can get around the "bigness" of IBM, and focus on project and local teams, it is very manageable.

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Former Employee - Associate Partner  in  Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Associate Partner in Sacramento, CA

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The positive about the size is that there are resources for just about anything, and there are compatible groups with which to align.

Cons

The downside of the size is that there is constant change in management, which sometimes contributes to needing to move on to continue to grow.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Integrate the value of long-term focus into the measurement system; train managers to support IDPs better (more consistently, more frequently than annually), and stop "weathering" recessions and lead the world in generating a 21st century economy that benefits all.

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    JUST OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    BIG COMPANY and all the pros that come with it

    Cons

    BIG COMPANY and all the cons that come with it

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    Smart people, big company, slow to change

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

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

    Pros

    On the whole, IBMers are a smart and motivated group. The company is well managed with an excellent management track, once you get on it. With its breadth of hardware (decreasing) and software (increasing) products, it can provide 'one stop' shopping for its clients. The company has an excellent worldwide reputation which is good enough to get you in the door of many potential clients.

    Cons

    However, there is a lot of corporate structure, some of which is needed to mitigate risk, but some that seems to have gotten a life of its own and lost track of its original intent. It has struggled to properly assimilate and monetize its' numerous acquisitions, a process which is slowed by the detailed requirements to release any IBM software product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable your senior managers to bypass some of the bureaucracy that slows them down, and trust in their judgement rather than mandating endless review and approval cycles.

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