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Software Engineer

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Most technical employees are good and know what they are doing

Cons

Old boys' network: promoting wrong people. Incompetent middle management. Too much over-time. No work-life balance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees with respect.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunity, clarity, open conversation, climate

    Cons

    salary increase, performance analyses and comparison

    Recommends
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    Technology Goliath. Infinite Uncertainty

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    Former Employee - Client Manager (Sales)  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Client Manager (Sales) in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Diverse Career Opportunities& many of them
    -Reputable company, enormous portfolio
    -OK pay, OK benefits, Fantastic Flexibility
    -Acquiring companies constantly

    Cons

    -Management controls you like puppets. You do not necessarily own your own internal path
    -Reputable yes, but that reputation isn't always good or improving
    -OK pay, OK benefits, Flexibility fading
    -Enormous challenge in IBM being a sum of its parts. Collective deal handling difficult.
    -Team not really there. Everyone paid on their own part - difficult to control
    -LOTS of uncertainty. More people leaving or forced to leave than coming
    -Culture leaves much to be desired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While it used to be that you had to earn your stripes to earn a role at IBM, now, go start at IBM, stay for 3 years and leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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