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IBM is a great place to work if you enjoy fair compensation and have a life to balance with your work.

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Current Employee - Information Developer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Information Developer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Fair pay. Great system for work/life balance.

Cons

Nonsensical method of judging job performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rethink the method of judging job performance.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Overall OK. Innovative products. Great people

    Cons

    Normal bureaucracy of big company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would suggest to management that they change their mentality to become more like a start up company. Probably break groups in smaller groups.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Extremely cost focused and no longer has respect for the individual as one of it's top goal, now it's all about profit.

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager  in  Somers, NY
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in Somers, NY

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Ability to work at home and with professional, smart and talented individuals. However, employees no longer get reimbursed for internet connection, even in states where it's law.

    Cons

    Everyone is overworked and overstressed, there is no respect for life balance although they claim it is one of the goals. In most cases people are expected to be responsive 24X7. People go on vacation with their laptops. Benefits continue to decrease and insurance premiums continue to increase. New employees do not get a pension plan. Performance ratings are based on a bell curve skew despite the actual performance of employees. New employees and employees that move into a new job get rated low despite if they "walk on water".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to respecting people and focusing on the greatest asset which is what made the company what it is. Balance workload, don't just take people out and overload those that are left. Get rid of bureaucratic reporting and unnecessary work.

    Disapproves of CEO
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