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Highly Skilled People, Executive team to Short Term Focused

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somers, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somers, NY
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Highly skilled professionals to collaborate with across functions - Competitive salaries - Good (not great) benefit package - Global teaming

Cons

- Executives short term focused - Culture has shifted from client and employee centric to 'make this quarters financials' at any cost - Benefits keep getting cut - High pressure environment impacts work/life balance

Advice to Management

Communicate clear long term strategy Return focus to creating clients and employees for life not just the next 6-12 months Empower employees in the trenches to make 'fast' client decisions and not get second guessed by middle management layer.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. High stress for low wages across the board.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bremerton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    IBM benefits are excellent and affordable for the employee. Group of peers very supportive, in general. Lots of long-time employees that earnestly want to see the company do well.

    Cons

    Constant fear of being demoted or fired. High-stress, low-reward environment. Minimal pay for the position due to client contracts (CRM) and operating margins.

    Advice to Management

    Management does what they can, most of the time, but also gets caught up in the "you're going to get fired" mentality. They're under the gun as well, just not to the same level (no managers have actually been fired in years).


  2. Not your father's IBM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    large incumbent base Everybody knows IBM

    Cons

    Pay is less than industry average complicated pay plans make determining commissions difficult sales targets increase on average 38% each year. unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what the true potential of a territory is before assigning quotas. Look at what large software companies are paying and the types of compensation they are offering and align your compensation to that.


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