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Good job flexibility helps offset stagnant salary/career growth.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Poughkeepsie, AR
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, AR

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Tremendous work flexibilty in terms of when and where to work. Depending on job may work with some of the best minds in the industry. Salary and benefits are competitive, however the cost of living in the Poughkeepsie, NY location has gotten dramaticly more expensive over the past few years but salaries haven't nearly kept up to make it worthwhile to live/work here instead of for example a place like Austin, TX.

Cons

Stagnant salary and career growth. New hires fleeing due to uninpired leadership and work. Very low morale. High cost of living and not other opportunities in the area outside of IBM keeps salaries down.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus more on employees instead of just the bottom line and you may be surprised as the impact on the bottom line

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company in many aspects but the current climate limits growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Manager  in  Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Westborough, MA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Access to resources on every possible technology field
    Huge network of brilliant people

    Cons

    The company seems too financially driven. This limits opportunities and mobility of employees
    While at the top there are a lot of programs for work-life balance the shear amount of work makes it impossible for these to be applicable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say and say what you do
    Be true to the value that people is the biggest company asset

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    IBM offers great experience for those who are comfortable in larger organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Experience with large clients and leading technologies

    Cons

    Very Large organization - easy to get lost in the crowd. Sometimes hard to see the big picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM has a lot of great opportunities for it's employees, It would be nice if Senior management made it easier to find and take advantage of these. Doing so would likely help the company and the employees both in the long run.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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