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Its all about politics...

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

work from home whenever you need to
flexible hours (10 to 6, etc)
lots of vacation

Cons

Horrible culture. Lots of politics. Hard to learn things that actually matter outside of IBM. Lotus Notes is the worst email software ever designed. Lenovos suck too. Compensation is below industry norm. Everybody is "Blue washed". Lots of people who are not qualified for their jobs.

Advice to Management

Let us use open source technology. Stop making crappy software like Lotus notes. Hire from top engineering schools like Stanford and start compensating more.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    IBM SUCKS!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE

    Cons

    management is horrible, salary is horrible, morale is horrible, customer service is horrible, work hours are horrible. Basically horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Go do something else.


  2. Helpful (2)

    IBM is a Career-Ending Move

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Once upon a time IBM was a good place to work. That was a long long time ago.
    If you've been watching IBM over the Gerstner, Palmisano, and Rometty eras, you've been watching the destruction of a one-time American standard.

    Cons

    60 hour workweeks, 40 hour pay.
    Reduced benefits and increased cost of insurance.
    Unrealistic utilization rates.
    HR is using annual performance reviews to eliminate workers.
    IBM is considered a niche, antiquated company in the marketplace today; that means having IBM on your resume will damage your chances for future work.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. You're a disgrace to professionals everywhere.
    You cannot run a business based on Wall Street whims.


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