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Once great company, aging and sneaking out of US borders

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

I worked at IBM

Pros

- Extremely talented and motivated workforce
- Access to a vast array of potential markets for project work

Cons

- US employee pool is on a 'shelf-life' as 'Profits' are posted year after year though the off-shoring of jobs to India disquised as 'Reorganizations' and 'Resource Actions'
- Salary Increases are simply pathetic, if they occur at all, given a company that has done 'so well' during the downturn
- Career Advancement opportunities are anemic at best

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop offshoring US jobs to AP in the 'dark of night' masked as Resource Actions.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Great benefits, competent leaders, development opps for some, but too much focus on short-term

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    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Somers, NY

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    - Strong leadership and good management development programs
    - Great benefits ($0 premium healthcare option, good 401k match)
    - People are generally nice, down to earth, intelligent and hard working
    - Lots of opportunity if you have a diverse technical / business background

    Cons

    - Promotional opportunities are not transparent; there seem to be people behind the curtains plotting your career for you and exec level positions are sometimes bestowed on those who put in the most face time and make the right connections while there are some very very hard working people who go nowhere
    - Company is super stingy -- we don't have kitchens or water coolers (basic necessities!), printers always seem to be broken and company outings are none existent
    - Development opportunities may be limited if you do not have a technical background

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give us just a few perks, please!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Get your experience and get out or else you will become a brainless robot.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Armonk, NY

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Ability to work remote
    Benefits
    Too top heavy
    Lack of worker-bees
    Arrogance in the marketplace
    Slow to market
    Too political

    Cons

    Teleconference overload
    No Work/Life Balance
    GLOBALLY INTEGRATED ENTERPRISE
    Hierarchical
    Poor Pay
    Horrible review system
    Incompetent executives never get "resourced"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Parity in executive/non-exec rules. Nurture good talent. Trim executive FAT. Pay better, fix your PBC system. Stop SAMETIME 24/7!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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