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Horrible middle management and favortism

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at IBM full-time

Pros

Decent pay and ok benefits

Cons

Very cutthroat. Employees are played against each other

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees and respond

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Too many managers that are detached from modern marketing & techniques

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Working from home
    Having more free time
    Ability to apply to internal IBM jobs all over the world

    Cons

    Internal politics. 'Friends' promote friends just so they can hang out together at events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people to wrong areas. For example, a former finance adviser has no business being promoted to digital marketing manager who manages a team of creatives. It's absurd. I have seen managers waste ridiculous amount of money just because they could and at the end, they blamed their teams for having no results. They had no strategy, no real execution. Team members were forced to do as the manager says in order to not upset manager above them.

    Also stop promising people raises after filling out PBC's. They don't mean anything and no raises actually come. I've had a manager continuously lie for 5 years straight above raises. Every year there was a new excuse even when everyone performed well and had great ratings on their PBC's.

    Lastly, most of the managers who attend IBM events are cocaine users. I am betting everything that if IBM did a random drug test 80% of their managers would be fired. It's sad but true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    TECH TALENT BEWARE!

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubuque, IA

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Shelter from the weather, start your career at IBM and you will not have any other options down the road!

    Cons

    work life balance none! workload more and more and more! Knowledge it has been all removed for cheaper labor! Process out of control to the point of bottle neck!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    restructure management! Take care of your current talent or they will leave once a better situation comes along!

    Doesn't Recommend
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