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Helpful (8)

Used to be great company to work for

Former Employee - IT Specialist
Former Employee - IT Specialist

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

Pros

Salary, benefits, culture, opportunity for growth

Cons

All the pros have changed to cons, mass lay-offs of long term regular employees. Movement toward contractor only enviroment

Advice to Management

Stop managing to each quarter, think long term and remember employees are stock holders too.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (7)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Segment Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Market Segment Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and work/life balance are great. I work from home so save time commuting each day. Benefits and vacation are also good. 3-weeks of vacation as a newbie.

    Cons

    everything moves slowly, constant shifting of roles within company makes it difficult to keep things moving at times. Huge company so often inefficient.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Success Is Not Performance Based

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, remote office, work/life flexibility, many educational opportunities, good pay, reasonable benefits, possibility to influence a global corporation that is in transition.

    Cons

    So little value is placed on the employees that drive the business that success is no longer based on performance but, rather, on politics and your budget owner's ability control and / or cut spending. This will likely evolve in to something better and more modern as the old guard continue to retire / be laid off and the company competes with up and coming technology startups that refuse to be acquired (but not before the end of 2015).

    Advice to Management

    Centralize, centralize, centralize where your legacy back end systems and behemoth business units are concerned. Demand that your managers actually manage and develop the people who report to them. Influence the industry by valuing and retaining your experienced employees.


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