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A great work/life balance

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Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist  in  Sacramento, CA
Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Sacramento, CA

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Work/Life balance. A large portion of IBM works from home and flexibility is part of the culture as long as goals are met.

Cons

Large, rigid corporation. People don't leave often so opportunities for advancement come much slower than in smaller organizations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit wasting Billions buying back stock and keep salaries pacing inflation, last year you spend 20x the money buying back stock while employees lagged inflation. Demand more from employees in exchange for keeping up with inflation. In the short term keeping salaries low works but long term your employees start to focus on side jobs to maintain thier quality of life.

Recommends
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lack of recognition and promotion for the employees that keep the stock price up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Work at home options and job flexibility

    Cons

    Not all organizations within IBM are required to treat employees the same. There are standard HR policies and guidelines in place, none of which are used by my organization. If you're not working 60 hours a week, you're not working enough. People leaving the company don't get replaced, the work gets dumped onto someone else and the pay doesn't increase. Raises for the workers making it happen are non existent, but good ol' CEO and VP's get multi-million dollar bonuses. Morale is non existent, and if you go to your manager about job dissatisifaction or needing more compensation, you are told you should feel happy and 'priveledged' to be working for IBM. Then, you'll get laid off anyway as all work is shifting to the global workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gimme some of that money if you want me to care anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company going to waste

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Looks good on the resume
    Some very talented people work at this company
    Tremendous resources that can be brought to bear - financial, talenetd people, geographic reach, technology

    Cons

    Old boy network - very hard to break into
    Consulting business model is broken - billable utilization target is 95%!!
    In GBS people are commodities to be hired out on ANY project irrespecive of whether or not it fits your skills and interests
    In GBS salaries are usually lower than the market
    Most leaders are rewarded based solely on business generated - no incentive to look after their people or invest in innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your employees - they're your only asset. Yes, clients are important but without satisfied employees it wont matter what clients you have

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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