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Great opportunity to work on Amazing technologies

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX

I have been working at IBM

Pros

- Intellectual freedom in Architecture, design and implementation
- Compute resources and associated technologies
- Office environment (ie. no cube-land)
- Accessibility to world class research and personel
- prestige

Cons

- Mature environment (ie. gray ceiling), growth requires extra effort
- Some areas not focused on modern tools or enforcing best practices in SW engineering
- very poorly implemented bonus program

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Please communicate more with employees on group strategy and directions. It's best for technical teams to know where they're going for technical and company buy-in.
- Bonus structure and salary are one of the primary causes for loosing key talent.

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    Awful place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Essex Junction, VT
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Essex Junction, VT

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Very good co-workers, nice facility. Good place to learn about semiconductor manufacturing and test. Beautiful area of the country in Vermont. Management was good at giving people time off when needed.

    Cons

    The extremely negative atmosphere made it a very hard place to work. Everybody was stressed out about coming to work and wondering when, not if, the next layoff would occur and who was next on the chopping block. There is and was little to no upper progression for most. The supposed mentoring program was a joke. IBM Burlington is just about the only game in town with decent wages and they know it. Little to no acknowledgement of a job well done. Lack of communication. The type of business is very cyclical with many ups and downs. When the business is down, the first thing they do is get rid of people and equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM needs to remember that people are it's number one asset and to treat them accordingly. Structure the company to weather the ups and downs and to think more long term instead of short term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    IBM is a good, stable company with a good working environment. The leadership is not always great but the abiliy to move around lets you quickly get away from the bad ones.

    Cons

    The Management can be slow to react. IBM can be slow with its products. The salary could be better too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ideas of your employees. Do not take the 360 feedback as a personal attack. Get better at getting your products out quicker to the market.

    Recommends
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