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Good work arrangement

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

1. flexible work location; 2. do things at own pace;

Cons

1. job off-shoring, make job security an issue

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    After aquired by IBM, it appears that IBM has intention to go off shore mostly.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefit package is better than average technology company.

    Cons

    All works contracted out or hired off-shore.


  2. I've gone from knowing nothing about the I/T Industry to knowing almost everything there is.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I/T Specialist in Southbury, CT
    Current Employee - I/T Specialist in Southbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Brand. IBM is the industry leader in technology, business, and strategic management. IBM is smart, they consistently evaluate the market 5 years in advance to be prepared to react to changes and thus to do and therefore, they are more prepared than their competitors.

    Cons

    There is no longer any job security working in the U.S. offices. IBM strategically uses globalization to transfer technical positions to low labor cost countries. Although this is strategically and financially beneficial to IBM, it hurts U.S. employees in two ways: 1) More and more US employees get laid off ever year. 2) Growth opportunities and opportunites to move around in the company are drastically shrinking year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Management Leads with a top-down approach and thus tries to implement change the same way. Employees are resistent to change because of the methods used for implementation. Management needs to involve lower level workers in ideas and changes in order to get better buy-in and get better ideas from the people that know what's going on. Management has good strategic ideas on paper, but unless you talk to the people who do the work, you won't know if those ideas are actually real, beneficial, or a disaster waiting to happen.


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