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A great work/life balance

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IBM is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting IT Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Consulting IT Specialist in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    IBM is an extremely large company that has a variety of job opportunities. Many positions at IBM enable you to work from home when not at a client/customer.

    Cons

    Currently, IBM has too much management and has reversed the changes made by Sam Palmisano's predecessor. Therefore, there are too many chiefs and not enough indians. The career planning / mentoring at IBM is pure marketing hype and has no true value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the amount of management and invest more $$ in valuable technical resources and R&D.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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
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