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IBM...great place to work if you value work/life balance

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at IBM

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

IBM encourages telecommuting; Has a great program in place for peer-to-peer reward and recognition program

Cons

Uses lots of outsourced talent; sometimes the hype generated by IBM PR dept outshines the realities of working for a very large and diverse corporation

Advice to Management

No advice forthcoming.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Impersonal, unemotional profits machine. watson's IBM is dead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart colleagues Plenty of internal education available frequent new acquisitions to challenge the mind Present in almost every imaginable customer and environment from the mundane to the cutting edge.

    Cons

    Employment cost reduction has become so intrusive that employees now feel like encumbrances, not useful assets to IBM. Zero job security outside the executive ranks. Arcane and undefendable internal processes. Profound lack of mutuality in the incentives of different IBMers even on the same team.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the $16bn in the locker. realize that IBM has enough money to buy another planet. spend some of it in making life better for hardworking IBMers. Tear up the unfair and divisive PBC process,


  2. Helpful (3)

    Be careful Sam

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and the ability to work from home on occassion. Great access to best practices and intellectual capital.

    Cons

    Many senior staff with a high level of knowledge and history are being let go in favor of hiring inexperienced offshore workers. This is creating a huge knowledge gap and also means those few experienced workers remaining are required to take on much more of the workload and must also fix issues created by less experienced workers.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that these cuts to (presumably) improve the bottom line and stock price are not in the best interest of the company in the long term. Clients are already expressing concern with the drop in service quality and once those contracts are terminated, this great company will falter.


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